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November 3, 2021: The Ecology of Genocide

November 3, 2021 @
5:00 p.m.
- 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Felipe Milanez (Professor at the Institute for Humanities, Arts and Sciences Professor Milton Santos and the Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Culture and Society, of the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.)

This presentation investigates the relationships between the physical destruction of humans and of nature in the Brazilian Amazon. It pays particular attention to the extreme situation of the remaining indigenous peoples in isolation. Historically, the Amazon has given refuge to massacre survivors and provided the means to rebuild worlds destroyed in wars of conquest. The capture of territories and the control of resources are perennial engines of contemporary genocide perpetrated against indigenous and traditional communities in Brazil, despite the fundamental rights established by the Federal Constitution of 1988, a contradiction which has accelerated with the rise of fascist military authoritarianism and the disproportional effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on indigenous and traditional peoples. Resisting genocide and defending forests, rivers and the ecology of life are deeply interconnected.




November 3, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.