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Still Time to Sign up for 2012 GRIID Winter Classes

January 3, 2013

We are less than three weeks away, but there is still time to sign up for the two new classes we are offering this winter.

The first class, Social Movements in Latin America, is designed to investigate the recent history of social movements in Latin America. We will be discussing those movements since the 1994 Zapatista uprising in Mexico to the present.51tw0vzo4rl-_sl500_aa300_

Some of the movements explored are: the Revolution in Venezuela, Indigenous movements in Bolivia & Chile, Worker movements in Argentina, The Landless People’s Movement in Brazil and Anti-Globalization movements in Central America.

We will be using numerous sources, but the primary text that participants will need to have is Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America, by Benjamin Dangl. This class will meet on Mondays from 7 – 9pm beginning on January 21st.


The second class we are offering will be an investigation into the Non-Profit Industrial Complex. Using the book, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, we will explore the evolution of the Non-profit, it’s relationship to funders, the state and social movements.

In addition, this class will spend part of the time investigating the Non-Profit Industrial Complex in West Michigan. This class will be held on Wednesdays from 6 – 8pm and begin on January 23rd.

Both classes have a flyer that can be downloaded:

Social Movements in Latin America

Investigating the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

Class size is limited, so sign up early. Classes are $20 each, not including the cost of the book, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact Jeff Smith to sign up.

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