Date(s) - January 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
140, Natural Resources
Why are the Migrants Fleeing Honduras? Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup
Professor Emerita, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz
During this talk, Professor Emerita Dana Frank will discuss her new book, The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup, which examines the terrible aftermath of the 2009 coup that deposed democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya. She interweaves her personal experiences in post-coup Honduras and in the US Congress with a larger analysis of the coup regime and its ongoing repression, Honduran opposition movements, US policy in support of the regime, and Congressional challenges to that policy. Her book helps us understand the root causes of the immigrant caravans of poor Hondurans leaving for the US.
Sponsored by: Colorado State University Department of Anthropology and Geography, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the Office of International Programs
Free and open to the public.
About the Speaker:
Dana Frank is Professor of History Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her six books include Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America, which focuses on Honduras, and Buy American: The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism. Her writings on human rights and U.S. policy in post-coup Honduras have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, The Nation, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico Magazine, and many other publications, and she has been interviewed by the Washington Post, New Yorker, New York Times, BBC World News, Univision, Democracy Now!, National Public Radio, and other outlets. Professor Frank has testified about Honduras before the US House of Representatives, the California Assembly, and the Canadian Parliament.