Catalonia's Future is at Stake!

October 16th, 2017 7:00 PM   to   12:00 AM
Catalonia's Future is at Stake!

On October 1 shocking images went around the world of truncheon-wielding Spanish police attacking Catalonians at polling stations where they were attempting to vote in a referendum on whether to declare independence from Spain and form their own country. Massive protests for and against independence have since taken place in Catalonia and across Spain as debates erupt among Spaniards about what kind of country they want to live in.  Why is this happening now? How might events unfold from here? Join us for a panel discussion in which we will examine this conflict from different perspectives. Journalists, activists and academics from Catalonia, the Basque Country and the United States will share their thoughts on the importance of this referendum, what happened on October 1 and the possible outcomes to this crisis. 

Join us in a round table discussion where we will examine this conflict from different perspectives with the following amazing speakers:

-Ibai Atuxta is currently finishing his PhD in the department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures of Columbia University. Originally from the Basque Country, where he obtained his B.A. in Basque Philology, he has lived in Barcelona for four years and holds a doctoral degree in Communication from the University of Valencia.

-Mercedes Gallego is a writer and journalist specialized in international conflicts, war and natural disasters. She was born in Barcelona and is currently the correspondent journalist in New York for the Spanish newspaper, El Correo. 

-Mary Ann Newman is the Executive Director of the Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture in the U.S., co-chair of the PEN Translation Committee, a member of the board of the Catalan Institute of America, and a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. 

-Clàudia Prat is a Catalan freelance journalist specialized in innovation and 360-degree video and virtual reality. Born and raised in Barcelona, she participated in the "TV of the social movements" where, amongst other projects, they created the WikiTV that allowed grassroots groups to broadcast their videos on TV.

Sliding Scale: $5-$10, nobody turned away. Sponsored by The Indypendent.

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