Home » *Top Pick*, Literature, Online

Aviva Chomsky & Mickey Huff: Central America’s Forgotten History

Thursday, April 29, 6-7pm Pacific time

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents

AVIVA CHOMSKY & MICKEY HUFF: A Zoom Event

Central America’s Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration

Aviva Chomsky restores the region’s fraught history of repression and resistance to popular consciousness and connects the United States’ interventions and influence to the influx of refugees seeking asylum today.

At the center of the current immigration debate are migrants from Central America fleeing poverty, corruption, and violence in search of asylum in the United States. In Central America’s Forgotten History, Aviva Chomsky answers the urgent question “How did we get here?” She outlines how we often fail to remember the circumstances and ongoing effects of Central America’s historical inequality and oppression, a direct result of colonial and neo-colonial development policies and the cultures of violence and forgetting needed to implement them.

Chomsky expertly recounts Central Americans’ valiant struggles for social and economic justice to restore these vivid and gripping events to popular consciousness. She traces the roots of displacement and migration in Central America to the Spanish conquest and brings us to the present day, where she concludes that the more immediate roots of migration from the three Northern Triangle countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) lie in the wars and in the US interventions of the 1980s and the peace accords of the 1990s.

Chomsky also examines how and why histories and memories are suppressed, and the impact of losing historical memory.

Aviva Chomsky is the author of several books, including Undocumented and “They Take Our Jobs!,” Chomsky has been active in the Latin American solidarity and immigrants’ rights movements for over thirty years.

Mickey Huff is the current Director of Project Censored and president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation.

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Event Details


Cost: $5*
*Suggested Donation $5-$20.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Literature, Online

Thursday, April 29, 2021

11:00 am   Musiquarium @ The Selfie Market (Apr 29 – Aug. 29)  $28.25*
*Tickets normally start at $32 plus $1.25 fee, but get $5.00 OFF with discount code LOVE4MUSIC
12:30 pm   EV 101: Electrify Your Ride  FREE*
*RSVP required
1:00 pm   Young Women and Money Workshop Series (YWCA Berkeley)  $5*
*Suggested Donation Amounts. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. High School: Free | Ages 18-30: $5 – $10 | Ages 31-40: $10- $15 | Ages 41+: $15-$20
3:00 pm   “Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market (SF)  FREE
4:00 pm   Adolph Sutro’s Urban Forests: Influences and Lasting Benefits  FREE*
*RSVP to receive Zoom info
6:00 pm   “Youth Silence is Not for Sale” Billboard Reveal and Workshop  FREE*
*RSVP through Eventbrite link
6:00 pm   KKDE In-Joy Class Series: Psoas Workshop  $10*
*Pay What You Can. Tickets are offered as follows: Sliding scale of $10 - $20, Pay what you can donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
6:00 pm   “MODI Live” Virtual Comedy Show  $18*
*$18 GA
6:00 pm   Aviva Chomsky & Mickey Huff: Central America’s Forgotten History  $5*
*Suggested Donation $5-$20.
7:00 pm   Cal Performances’ 2020/21 Illuminations “Music and the Mind” Concert  $15*
*$15 for a single viewer, $30 for two viewers, and $60 per household viewing. $5 tickets are available for UC Berkeley students.
7:00 pm   Thu 7p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
7:30 pm   Thu 7:30p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
< Wednesday, April 28 Friday, April 30 >

Facebook comments: