July 11– ORLANDO FALS BORDA
Colombian advocate of “participatory action” education.
JULY 11, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Tibet: Monks of Choni Lamasery perform ”The Old Dance” in costumes and masks dating back to Manchu dynasty, representing all the demons of Buddhist hell.
* Bodmin, Wales: The Bodmin Riding.
ALSO ON JULY 11 IN HISTORY…
1593 — Italian mannerist painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo dies, Milan, Italy.
1804 — Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton in duel.
1892 — Striking miners blow up Pinkerton barracks, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
1925 — Colombian theorist of “participatory action” education Orlando Fals Borda born, Barranquilla. “Action brings knowledge.”
2006 — Terrorist bombings rock Mumbai, India, killing more than 200.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective