The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C.
Zelení Nahlas: Environmentalism in Slovakia in the Revolution and After
by Edward Snajdr, John Jay College, CUNY
Saturday, March 6, 2:00 pm EST
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While the world knows much about Havel and the Velvet Revolution in Prague, the role of environmentalists in Bratislava is just as critical a story to under-standing the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia. Slovak greens bravely challenged power and mobilized residents to envision a new society. Based on his book, Nature Protests: The End of Ecology in Slovakia (Washington University Press), anthropologist Edward Snajdr explores the successes and challenges of nature activists in the context of Slovak culture, politics, and the transition from past totalitarianism to a 21st-century Europe.
Edward Snajdr is a professor of anthropology at John Jay College, City University of New York. He studies social justice movements, conflict, violence, policing, and gender in East Europe, Central Asia, and the U.S. His most recent book, co-authored with John Jay College sociolinguist Shonna Trinch, is What the Signs Say: Language, Gentrification, and Place-making in Brooklyn (2020 Vanderbilt University Press).