Lecture by Jeffrey Lesser at UCLA on "Japanese-Brazilian Guerrillas and the Memory of Ethnicity"

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Apr 200610
1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.

UCLA Campus
11377 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, California
United States

The UCLA Latin American Center, Latin American Center's Program on Brazil, and the Asian American Studies Center cordially invite you to attend . . .

"How Shizuo Ozawa Became Mario Japa: Japanese-Brazilian Guerrillas and the Memory of Ethnicity"

Professor Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University

Monday, April 10, 2006
1:30-3:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall, UCLA Campus

Free and open to the public

What were the ethnic dimensions of membership in the armed struggle against Brazil's military dictatorship during the 1960's and 1970's? By focusing on Shizuo Ozawa, the feared Mario Japa of the Brazil Popular Revolutionary Vanguard, Professor Lesser will analyze the role of ethnicity in Brazil and suggest that Japanese-Brazilian, more than other minority group participants on the left, were viewed, and viewed themselves, in specific ethnic terms. Lesser's analysis highlights how ethnic distinctiveness became part of a larger program in which the Japanese-Brazilian became a critical part of Brazilian nation building.

Jeffrey Lesser is Winship Distinguished Research Professor of the Humanities, Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at Emory University.

For more information please contact

Nina Moss
Tel: 310-825-4571



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