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[liberationtech] The Olympics and Social Movements
cbejaran at uci.edu
Sat Aug 4 13:51:19 PDT 2012
The Olympics have often given activists the opportunity to use the
international media attention to achieve the freedom of speech they lack
in their own countries. As part of the Sound Ethnography Project organized
by UCI anthropology graduate students, I recently contributed a piece
about the tragic events of the 1968 Summer Olympics where a vibrant
student movement was quashed just ten days before the opening ceremony.
Every year on October 2nd, thousands gather at La Plaza de las Tres
Culturas in Mexico City to remember the dozens of students who lost their
lives that day. I invite you to read my brief piece entitled "October 2nd
is Not Forgotten" and to listen to a fifteen minute recording of the
gathering that took place on the 43rd anniversary of the tragedy. They can
be found at http://soundethnography.com/.
I look forward to reading your comments.
Cristina T. Bejarano
Ph.D. Candidate (ABD)
Department of Anthropology
University of California, Irvine
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