TALKS! Don't Mourn, Balkanize! The Struggles of the Balkans and Romani in Fact and Fiction

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MARCH 9, 2011 WED 7:30PM
FREE

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Not only have the Balkans been obliterated by NATO ‘humanitarian intervention’, eviscerated by imposed neoliberal economic restructuring, and their peoples, particularly the Roma gypsy flung to the corners of the earth, but they’ve suffered the indignities of centuries of lies, caricature, distortion, and misinformation. Here to discuss, disturb and offer a gentle corrective or two, is a panel of folks from the Balkans and its environs.

Andrej Grubacic is an Yugoslav author, most recently, of ‘Don’t Mourn, Balkanize!’
Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz is a historian and author
Sani Rifati: Voice of Roma
Laura Fantone is an activist and Visiting Scholar at an Francisco Art Institute