Lecture at Hartwick to Discuss Military Coup in Honduras

September 26, 2012

Grahame Russell will offer a lecture titled "2009 Military Coup & Ongoing Repression" at 3 p.m. on Monday, October 1. The presentation is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Russell, an author, adjunct professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, a non-practicing Canadian lawyer, and co-director of "Rights Action," an organization with the mission of "taking action to achieve solutions to the problems our worlds and communities face" will present the lecture in Room 202 of Johnstone cience Center on the Hartwick College campus.

Based on numerous trips to Honduras since the June 28, 2009 military coup and on his work in Honduras dating back to 1989, Russell will discuss the people's movement in Honduras. Key points to be discussed during the speech include the 2009 Military Coup & Ongoing Military Repression in Honduras, The Honduran People's Movement and the struggle to restore Democracy and the Rule of Law.

This discussion will include specific experiences of peacefully and courageously working to restore the democratic order and rule of law. Russell will also talk about the negative role of the governments of Canada and the USA in legitimizing and supporting the post-coup, military backed regime. 

The event has been organized by Latin American-Caribbean Studies (LACS) and is sponsored by LACS, the Sociology Department, the History Department, the Language Department and the Political Science Department at Hartwick College.

For more information on the lecture, contact Dr. Esperanza Roncero, associate professor of Spanish, at 607-431-4849 or at

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