Creating Schools that Defend Rather than Destroy Community
(Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)
Library Colloquia Series
Creating Schools that Defend Rather than Destroy Community: Reflections from Indigenous Latin America
Lois Meyer and Benjamin Maldonado
Lois Meyer and Benjamin Maldonado are the co-editors of New World of Indigenous Resistance: Noam Chomsky and Voices from North, South, and Central America (City Lights Books, 2010), an examination of the work of linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky in the context of the struggles of indigenous peoples to retain their distinct cultures and ways of life in the face of globalization.
Lois Meyer is an applied linguist and bilingual educator who has collaborated for more than a decade with the Coalition of Indigenous Teachers and Promoters of Oaxaca, Mexico. She is Chair of the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico.
Benjamin Maldonado is an anthropologist and Academic Director of the Colegio Superior para la Educacion Integral Intercultural de Oaxaca, as well as consultant to the state's office for indigenous community secondary schools. Dr. Maldonado has published extensively on themes related to indigenous education and autonomy.
Co-sponsored with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.