Calendar of Revolt + Venceremos @ BOOKMACHINE

October 30, 2014 in Downtown Fullerton Art Walk


You are cordially invited to a very special art exhibit + calendar release + book signing at BOOKMACHINE books + zines. Award-winning journalist Gabriel San Roman, in collaboration with artist Carla Zarate Suarez, will be releasing their “Calendar of Revolt”–a unique daily calendar focusing on emancipation struggles of workers, radicals, women, people of color, and the LGBT community throughout the history of the United States and elsewhere. Illustrations by Zarate capture pivotal moments and protagonists from the Haymarket Riot to Chief Sitting Bull. With the research of San Roman, every day is filled with a historical event. The Calendar of Revolt 2015 is unabashedly radical, truly unique and unlike any other! This event will take place on Friday, November 7th 2014 from 6-10pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. As always, this event is FREE and open to the public. Calendars and books will, of course, be for sale.

Gabriel San Roman will also be signing his first book entitled “Venceremos: Víctor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement.” When the socialist politician Salvador Allende dramatically won Chile’s presidential election in 1970, a powerful cultural movement accompanied him to power. Folk singers emerged at the forefront, proving that music could help forge the birth of a new society. As the CIA actively funded opposition media against Allende during his campaign, the New Chilean Song Movement rose to prominence, viscerally persuading voters with its music. Víctor Jara, a central protagonist at the time, became an icon in Chile, Latin America, and beyond for his revolutionary lyrics and life. Inti-Illimani, Quilapayún, and other musicians contributed by singing before audiences of workers outside factories or campesinos in Chile’s rural countryside.

A short cultural history, “Venceremos“ charts the development of the movement from the years before Allende’s victorious campaign to the brutal U.S.-backed military coup on September 11, 1973, that overthrew his presidency and imposed the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. Featuring interviews from key figures and lyrical analysis, “Venceremos“ gives insight into how the New Chilean Song Movement’s revolutionary anthems came to be.

Gabriel San Román is an award-winning multimedia journalist from Anaheim, California. He worked as co-producer on the daily drive time Uprising morning show on KPFK Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles from 2005–2011. In addition to radio, he began authoring articles for the Orange County Weekly in 2006 and has since become a contributing writer. San Román’s interviews, reviews and writings have additionally been published in Truthout, Z Magazine, and Common Dreams as well as numerous other online and print media outlets. Over the years he has interviewed the likes of the late ‘People’s Historian’ Howard Zinn, author Antonio Skármeta, activist Elaine Brown, poet Luis J. Rodriguez, radio legend Art Laboe, guitarist Tom Morello, Doors drummer John Densmore and more! “Venceremos” is his first publication. San Román is also co-creator of the 2015 Calendar of Revolt!


BOOKMACHINE books + zines
Gabriel San Roman
The Magoski Arts Colony
The Downtown Fullerton Art Walk