CHILE: Student Leaders Reinvent the Protest


Chilean student leader Giorgio Jackson outlines the educational inequalities that sparked the mass protests known as “the Chilean winter.”

Describing Chilean public education as one of the most segregated systems in the world, in a country were meritocracy does not exist, Giorgio Jackson, one of the leaders of the 2011 Chilean student movement, delivered a powerful and trenchant criticism of democratic governance in Chile, while laying out his vision for a new social compact in the South American country.

Ernesto Muñoz-Lamartine
Publication date: 
August 18, 2011
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article