An Evening with EDUARDO GALEANO
“Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History”
Hosted by Miguel Guerrero
Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 pm
In 2010, we had a wonderful documentary that a few of you had a chance to see “Eyes Wide Open, A Voyage of South America Today”. The filmmaker, Gonzalo Arijon, was inspired by his countryman’s book The Open Veins of Latin America, a groundbreaking work by author Eduardo Galeano. This is the same book that Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez presented to President Barack Obama when they first met.
One of Latin America’s most distinguished writers, journalists and historians, Eduardo Galeano is the author of the Memory of Fire Trilogy, Open Veins of Latin America, Days and Nights of Love and War, Walking Words, Soccer in Sun and Shadow, The Book of Embraces, Mirrors, and many other works. Born in Montevideo in 1940, Galeano lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for many years before returning to Uruguay. His work has inspired popular and classical music composers from all over the world. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the Casa de las Americas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur. His admirers include Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Subcomandante Marcos, Howard Zinn, Naomi Klein, and of course Hugo Chavez. Eduardo is a man of truly progressive principles.
Where: First Congregational Church of Oakland- 2501 Harrison Street at 27th St., Oakland