The first public presentation in the U.S. of the Catalan association Reagrupament Independentista (lit. Regrouping for Independence) will take place this Saturday, October 31st 2009, at 6 East 87th Street, New York, NY.
The association's mission is to achieve independence for Catalonia, and to regenerate her democracy.
Speakers at the event will include Alexander Alland, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Columbia University's Department of Anthrophology and author of the book, "Catalunya, One Nation, Two States;" Carles Boix, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; and Salvador Garcia, member of Reagrupament and co-founder of Col·lectiu Emma, an international network of Catalan professionals who undertake to monitor and to correct news items appearing in the international press regarding Catalonia.
The event, open to the public and to be held primarily in Catalan, will be presented by Reagrupament member Jaume Soler, an engineer from Catalonia, and long-time N.Y. resident.
Reagrupament Independentista aims to unify and consolidate Catalonia's multiple fast-growing independence movements. These initiatives have sprung up all over Catalonia, born of increasing frustration and dissatisfaction with Spain, which many see as systematically discriminating against Catalonia both culturally and economically, and violating the rights of the inhabitants of this rich nation in the northeastern Iberian Peninsula. Many Catalans are also angered by
political parties in both Catalonia and Spain, which are swirling in political corruption, and are often accused of being mere special interest groups incapable of working for the good of Catalonia.
There will be opportunity for Q&A afterward.
For additional information please visit http://www.reagrupament.cat