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“¡Chile! Despertó” exhibition showcases the power of “estallido artístico” in protests

Amaya McDonald October 3, 2021
Stony Brook University associate history Professor Eric Zolov and his family found themselves amid civil unrest in Chile. While the violence and havoc were devastating, something beautiful came out of the protests — estallido artístico.
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The outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

History Club holds “After Trump” roundtable discussion

Tim Giorlando April 3, 2021
After the capital riots on Jan. 6, the history department is debating and discussing the outcomes of the Trump presidency and its impact on the American public. 
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The homepage of the website for the Undergraduate History Journal. SCREENSHOT  OF YOU.STONYBROOK.EDU/UNDERGRADUATEHISTORYJOURNAL/

Student-created history journal seeks to fill gap at SBU

Steven Keehner January 28, 2021
Created by students at Stony Brook University, the Undergraduate History Journal seeks to give authors and “aspiring historians” an opportunity to showcase their work.
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A Black Lives Matter protest and rally that took place on Stony Brook Universitys campus. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN FILES

SBU professors debate the role of monuments in the age of Black Lives Matter

Steven Keehner November 7, 2020
Amid rising social conflict, a panel of Stony Brook experts debated the future of controversial monuments in America in “How Do We Decide? Monuments in the Era of Black Lives Matter" on Oct. 28.
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Signs of destruction at an entrance to the Baquedano metro station near Plaza Italia, ground zero of the protest movement in Santiago.

A final letter from Santiago, in photos

Eric Zolov December 5, 2019
A collection of photos taken by Eric Zolov of the recent turmoil encompassing Santiago, Chile. The protest movement resulted in crumbling infrastructure and blind protesters.
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A final letter from Santiago

Eric Zolov December 4, 2019
"Tu normalidad es privilegio," is graffitied over an entire wall along the Nueva Providencia Avenue in downtown Santiago. After six weeks of nearly continuous street protests and a growing tally of the dead and wounded, the debate over "a return to normalcy" has taken center stage here in Chile.
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Sign in Santiago that translates to Its not over 30 pesos but for 30 years. The 30 pesos was the fare increase for the metro system that sparked the revolt, and the 30 years refers to 30 years of a post Pinochet neo-liberal regime. PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOV

Another letter from Santiago: A cataclysmic week in Chile

Eric Zolov October 27, 2019
"Ta-ta, ta, ta, ta." That's the beat of protest, heard at random on the streets. It grows louder as one approaches the center, and reverberates off apartment buildings in the evenings following the start of a curfew. A simple banging of a spoon on a pot: the symbol of a peaceful protest.
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Metro Tobalaba station in Santiago, Chile. PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC ZOLOV

A letter from Santiago

Eric Zolov October 21, 2019
We're living in a different country from that of last Thursday. No one saw this coming. The media, colleagues and friends — everyone is trying to come to terms with what happened, what it means and where the country goes from here.
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Stony Brooks Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) held a panel forum on immigration sanctuaries. The Director of LACS, Eric Zolov, gathered a panel of various perspectives to discuss immigration rights. CINDY MAZAKU/THE STATESMAN

LACS Center holds forum on Immigration Border Sanctuary

Cindy Mizaku May 5, 2019
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) at Stony Brook University held a panel forum on immigrant sanctuary activism featuring legal, activist and academic perspectives.
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LACS Center brings bracero photography exhibit

Anna Correa September 9, 2018
The Latin American Caribbean Studies’ (LACS) yearly gallery, Braceros, a photographic documentation of Mexican migrant laborers expressed through the lens of the Hermanos Mayo, a photography collective, opened on Sept. 5 at the Social & Behavioral Sciences Building in Rm. 320.
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University professors and staff members affirm value of diversity

Letter to the Editor December 8, 2016
“We refuse to remain neutral in the face of bigotry, violence, hate speech, and harassment faced by any student or community member.”
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The skit showcased historical moments of the 60s. (Mike Ruiz)

Stony Brook history classes re-enact movement from the 60’s

Heather Khalifa May 5, 2013
On May 1, Stony Brook students reenacted the decade of social protest and counterrevolution, better known as the 1960s. Students enrolled in Professor Robert Chase’s “The Sixties: Unsettled Decade” class and Professor Eric Zolov’s “The Global 60s” class put on a skit as part of an extra credit final assignment, recreating the spirit and the sentiment of that turbulent decade in American history.
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