Book Discussion with Aviva Chomsky author of Central America’s Forgotten History on 1/20 at 6pm

Sawyer Free Library to present a virtual Author Talk with AVIVA CHOMSKY about her book Central America’s Forgotten History on Thursday, January 20, 6-7pm. Registration required to receive the link at  

Expand your understanding of Central American unrest and migration with prolific American teacher, historian, activist and author Aviva Chomsky.  The author will join Zoom for this virtual discussion to discuss her recently released book, CENTRAL AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN HISTORY.

This virtual event is for anyone who wants to understand how US policies and interventions are the driving forces behind the root causes which explain mass migration from Central America since the 1980s. Centering the centuries-long intertwined histories of US expansion and Indigenous and Central American struggles against inequality and oppression, Chomsky highlights the pernicious cycle of colonial and neocolonial development policies that promote cultures of violence and forgetting without any accountability or restorative reparations. She examines the impact of losing historical memory. Only by erasing history can we claim that Central American countries created their own poverty and violence, while the United States’ enjoyment and profit from their bananas, coffee, mining, clothing, and export of arms are simply unrelated curiosities.

Aviva Chomsky is professor of history and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University, and the author of several books.

Visit the Library or call to check out the book Central America’s Forgotten History. Registration required to receive the link at  Questions contact: Beth Pocock at or 978-325-5555.  

Sawyer Free Library Virtual Author Discussion on Thursday, Jan 20 at 6pm