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Prefiguring Buen Sobrevivir: Post-extractivist, Communitarian Feminist Practices for Good Survival

South American scholars and activists have proposed buen vivir and post-extractivism as utopian paradigms of alternative nature/society relationships rooted in indigenous knowledges. This talk reassesses and modifies these abstract concepts, proposing the idea of Buen sobrevivir, or “good survival”, as a radical, prefigurative politics grown out of communitarian feminist, post-extractivist praxis by Lenca women and their networks in […]

Expanding mining’s frontier to the deep seabed: What could possibly go wrong?

Zoom link HERE Presenter: Catherine Coumans Coumans has coordinated corporate accountability research and the Asia-Pacific program at MiningWatch Canada for 20 years. She has worked in solidarity with communities and Indigenous peoples affected by Canadian mining companies in more than ten Asia-Pacific countries and in Tanzania. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and has published on […]

Sponsored by: Extractives@Clark

Listening in Nature Event

Hadwen Arboretum

Join us for a walking tour of Clark's Hadwen Arboretum with Dr. John Rogan and Nick Geron, as guides to the ongoing restoration work including trail creation, tree planting, and invasive species removal. The tour will last about one hour. Please meet at the intersection of May and Lovell Street to walk over together. Contact: […]

The Ecology of Genocide – Felipe Milanez

Dana Commons, Higgins Lounge

Speaker: 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 […]

Extractives@Clark presents Dr. Felipe Milanez

Libbie Lounge – Geography Building 950 Main St, Worcester, MA

Join us via Zoom HERE Extractives@Clark  will be hosting an initial conversation with Dr. Milanez to learn about his work with indigenous and quilombola communities in the Brazilian Amazon. His work in political ecology and environmental humanities examines the relationship between different forms of dispossessions and aggressions to the environment and indigenous, and traditional communities' forms […]

Intercultural Methodologies for Confronting Neo-extractivism in the Willimapu, Chile

In the Willimapu territory of southern Chile, water is at the heart of conflicts involving contemporary extractive industries like hydropower development. For Mapuche communities, territorial defense today involves intercultural knowledge production for mapmaking, court cases, and interdisciplinary water studies. In this presentation, Kelly will discuss the methodological and institutional elements of the research that support […]

Documentary “What happened to the bees?”

What happened to the bees Documental Ambulante A.C., Mexico The documentary unmasks the privileges of transnational corporations and shows the effects of capitalism on the social and ecological structures of indigenous communities in Mexico. The struggle of Mayan communities reveals the contrasts between traditional methods, sustainable and respectful of the ecosystem, and the industrial work […]

Sponsored by: Extractives@Clark

Ethical sourcing in jewelry: Metals, diamonds and gemstones

A look at traceable, responsible materials from small-scale mining and recycled goods in the jewelry sector, and areas for greatest impact from a jeweler's perspective. Anna Bario and co-founder Page Neal created Bario Neal in 2008 with the shared idea that our most precious things come with a story. To them, creating objects of lasting […]

Fear, Parental Behavior, and Community Structure of Wildlife in Residential Lands

via zoom

Aaron Grade In an urbanizing world, residential lands provide an opportunity for conserving biodiversity right in our own backyards. Identifying the ecological mechanisms underlying patterns of backyard wildlife populations and communities requires novel experimental approaches. In this presentation, Dr. Aaron Grade will discuss one such mechanism: fear. Dr. Grade investigated the cascading effects of fear […]

Sponsored by: George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jeanne X. Kasperson Library