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The Ecology of Genocide – Felipe Milanez

November 3, 2021 @
5:00 p.m.
- 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
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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 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 effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on indigenous and traditional peoples. Resisting genocide and defending forests, rivers and the ecology of life are deeply interconnected.

Clark University expects the attendees at all events will be vaccinated, per university protocol. The only exceptions are for students, faculty and staff who have received an exemption from the requirement. Masks must be worn indoors. We will also offer a livestream of the event through Zoom and on the Strassler Center’s Facebook page.

Sponsored by A new Earth conversation (NEC) and the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University.

Email NEC Program Coordinator, Helen Rosko ( or Strassler Center Program Manager, Robyn Conroy ( for more information.


November 3, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.