Thunder in Guyana
Wednesday, April 21
Organized by Prof. Susan M. Yohn
Filmmaker and historian Suzanne Wasserman, director of “Thunder in Guyana” will be on campus to show her excellent documentary. The film tells the story of Janet Rosenberg (the filmmaker's cousin), a young woman from Chicago who married Guyanese activist Cheddi Jagan, and set off for the British colony to start a socialist revolution. For more than fifty years, the couple fought tirelessly to liberate the country from colonial rule and exploitation—despite battering by the international press, imprisonment and the intervention of world figures including Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy. Free and fair elections were instituted in the early 90's, and Janet Rosenberg-Jagan was elected president of Guyana in 1997, the first foreign-born and first woman to serve in the role.
This event is Co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, the Africana Studies Program, and the Women's Studies Program. For more information please contact Prof. Yohn at 516-463-5294 or via email.