March 23, 2023

To deepen their understanding of discourses and technologies of resistance and dissent in Latin America, SPA307 students headed to Firestone Library to visit the Special Collections. With the expert help of Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez, Librarian for Latin American, Iberian and Latino Studies, they looked at a vibrant selection of posters and pamphlets created by the protesters who took to the streets of Santiago de Chile, Bogotá, and San Juan de Puerto Rico only a few years ago. The words, signs, stencils, leaflets, drawings, and posters that are now part of the Latin American Ephemera Collection tell the story of a pivotal moment in the recent history of Latin America, and afford unique access to the multiple voices and the many layers of meaning that powered the massive estallidos sociales, or social and political uprisings, of the early 2020s.

If you are interested in viewing this collection navigate to Latin American Ephemera Collection