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Sunday, November 3rd – 2pm
El Rondin
A Narrative of the 1912 Orozco Uprising
Jonathan Van Coops

Victoriano Huerta and General Pasqual Orozco, 1913

Here are the wrappers. Send me more tamales.
— Esteban Lujan to Porfirio Díaz, January 2, 1911

Esteban Lujan’s EL RONDIN is his account of events leading to the suppression of General Pasqual Orozco, Jr.’s 1912 revolt against the Madera presidency in Chihuahua, Mexico.  It is perhaps the earliest written document about this important chapter of the Mexican Revolution, as Madera’s rule proved unsatisfactory to many who had pushed Porfirio Diaz from power two years earlier. Translated into English by Esteban Lujan’s great grandson, the military campaigns against Orozco’s forces by  Colonel Toribio Ortega and Colonel Jose de la Cruz Sanchez from the beginning of the uprising in Coyame on February 5, 1912 to Orozco’s defeat at Ojinaga on September 14, 1912. This republication of EL RONDIN also includes the original text, a modern Spanish version, photos, maps and chronology, giving new life to a little known treasure.

Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascual_Orozco



"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."

-- Job Harriman, 1902


Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

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