[an error occurred while processing this directive]Consuelo
Luz on Revolution, Art & Activism
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Consuelo Luz is a recording artist who has had an interest and
involvement in politics and activism since chilhood, Indeed, it's in
her genes. Her Chilean grand- father was Carlos Gregorio Dávila Espinoza,
award winning journalist, publisher, ambassador to the United States
during the 20s, provisional president of Chile in the aftermath of the
first socialist revolution in the Western Hemisphere in 1932, law
professor, author, and eventually, Secretary-General of the OAS -
the Organization of American States.
Her own work as a recording artist is highly informed by her
commitment to human rights and the range of issues that encourage or
inhibit human dignity. Her song "What Would Jesus Do?" -
included in the program - clearly invokes the values of peace and
justice in confronting the horrors of war and oppresion.
unjustly arrested and charged with disrupting a Santa Fe city council meeting
which resulted in a mediated settlement compelling the Santa Fe Police
Department to engage in dialogs to preempt violent confrontations.
This agreement has resulted in increased communication and cooperation
between activists and law enforcement and has addressed issues of student
protest in the Santa Fe public schools.
Her interest in and commitment to improving the human condition also
has a spiritual component and is informed by the works of Ghandi, King,
and her grandfather, Carlos Davila. Her involvement with the New
Mexico Department of Peace Initiative further demonstrates her
commitment to social uplift and the realization of human potential.
This interview took place in January 2005 in Santa Fe, NM.
for OAS bio of Carlos Davila
As the Chilean Socialist Revolution unfolded, Time Magazine
published these articles... 20
June 1932 27
June 1932 and finally 26
for a biographical timeline of Carlos Davila
for declassified docs at George Washington University on the US/CIA/Nixon/
Kissinger backed coup that overthrew Salvador
Allende and placed Pinochet in power.
for Mark Cooper's
30th anniversary remembrance of Allende and the 1973 coup in The