Institute For Civic Engagement: Jeff Conant; Poetics of Resistance, The Zapatista Insurgency
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Jeff Conant is a writer, educator, and social justice activist with a focus on international development and ecology. His book, A Poetics of Resistance: the Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency (AK Press, 2010) examines the cultural politics of the Zapatista movement of Chiapas, Mexico, focusing on the Zapatistas' persuasive use of symbolic language and colorful imagery to bring their struggle to the world's attention. A Burlington College Institute for Civic Engagement event.