Help Publish Tani Adams’s Groundbreaking Work on Chronic Violence in Spanish

Please support our fundraising to translate and publish Tani Adams’s groundbreaking work on chronic violence, so that policymakers and practitioners in Spanish-speaking countries can have another tool to fight the violence that is increasingly widespread across the world.

What happens to us when it becomes “normal” to live with high levels of chronic violence, as is happening in communities and countries across the world? How does it affect our development as individuals, how we raise our children and relate to others in society, our attitudes and actions as citizens, and the ways we are governed? What needs to be done to stop the cycles of violence?

These were the questions that motivated the work of Tani Adams, which culminated in the publication of her seminal book How Chronic Violence Affects Human Development, Social Relations, and the Practice of Citizenship: A Systemic Framework for Action published by the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, shortly after she died at the age of 62 in 2017.

The book was published in English, however Tani strongly believed that material related to Latin America should be published in Spanish. Tani’s family, led by her brother Walter, seek to raise funds to translate and publish this important work in Spanish. The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program enthusiastically supports this effort.

Our goal is US$5,500. Donors will be acknowledged in the acknowledgments section of the book; anonymity respected, if requested. Donors will also receive a link to download the publication when it is completed.

We have found both a translator and publisher in Guatemala who will do their part for the amount being requested. The publisher is willing to distribute it in leading bookstores in Guatemala and as widely as possible throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

For more about Tani Adams’s work on violence, please see the video below: a panel discussion at the Wilson Center celebrating Tani and the publication of her book.

For more information about Tani’s remarkable life, please see her obituary.

Please donate and share! 100% of proceeds go directly to the translation and publication of Tani Adams’s groundbreaking final work into Spanish.

Any additional proceeds beyond what is need for the publication will be donated to ADEMKAN, an organization dedicated to supporting the rights of indigenous women in Guatemala.