GCAS invites you to join us as we listen to contemporary artists, philosophers and activist based in Santiago, Chile on Saturday, December 23 at 1pm (EST--New York Time) on our internet platform. You can access this important discussion by following this LINK. Select "symposium" as the classroom and the password is researcher505
Free and Open to the Public
Language: Spanish and English
It is a known fact (via declassified documents) that the US government systematically overthrow the legitimately democratically elected government of Chile, and its president Salvador Allende . The US backed a coup d'état took place on 11 September 1973 that installed a military junta headed by General Augusto Pinochet who murdered at least 3,000 including two American citizens and tortured, according to some reports, over 150,000 people some of whom have never been seen again. Two years after its ascension, radical neoliberal economic reforms were implemented, in sharp contrast to Allende's statist policies, advised by a team of free-market economists educated in American universities known as the Chicago Boys.
The history of neoliberalism begins in Chile under fascist government rule.
The effects of these historic events remain visible in the fabric of the Chilean culture and society until this very day. 27 years after Pinochet left office a new generation of artists, philosophers and activists have emerged. This GCAS program will feature the work of some of these artists including, Cristian Inostroza, Lucy Quezada, and Francisco Gonzalez.
To learn more about the history of Chile we invite you to watch the following: