Dear friends in Southern California:
Next Friday November 16th at Pasadena City College, 4-5 in Haberson Hall The Spanish Club and I will host an event featuring colonial Perú.
Two Sides to the Same Coin: The Tupac Amaru Rebellion in Peru
There were two conquests of the Andes. The first was when Francisco Pizarro came in 1532 and took the empire from the Inca Atahualpa. The second came when Spain decided to modernize its empire during the 1770s and 80s. Modernization meant increased taxation, and it meant taking work from residents of Cusco. Rebellion surged as a young leader Tupac Amaru and his wife Micaela struggled to make sense of their reality, which the Spaniards had conquered twice! Learn how they fought Spanish imperialism, and how events from their times influence the Americas to this day.
The event is also an opportunity to invite you to go see Peru for yourself. Forgotten Lives of Latin America is planning a trip there, March 11-19, 2019. Students who have signed up to go are so excited!
The reason we are so enthused about it is that we get to learn by being there! From 15 minutes talking at the top of the world we can learn more than a month inside of a classroom. Now imagine a whole week of being there, and seeing a pivotal location for the colonial world, which has shaped the history of our hemisphere!
The good news is, there is still time. There are still spaces left, and you can still reserve your place. Our trip will include
Machu Picchu: see the ruins of a sacred retreat for Andean rulers
Cajamarca: See the place where the Inca Atahualpa and Francisco Pizarro faced off for control of the largest empire in the Americas
Valley of the Inca: climb fabulous rainbow mountain pictured below
Lima: Visit famous churches and archaeological ruins inside the city and enjoy world famous Peruvian cuisine.
Maybe you can’t go, but you know someone who can. Or, maybe you can’t go, but would like to sponsor a student to go. Either way, I would be happy to talk with you.
The $800 deposit is due December 1. Did you hear about the early-bird special? Pay in full by December 1 and the total cost is $2609 (The regular full cost is $2899, 800 of which is due on December 1, with the remaining balance due by February 1)
More details are on forgottenlivesla.com where you can check “Top of the World: Peru” under Trips!
I hope this finds you well, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the trip to Peru or our other destinations for 2019.
All the best,
Ezekiel Stear, Ph.D.