Northwestern University

Oct
15
Thu 7:00 PM

Mining and Human Rights in Guatemala: Communities in Resistance

A woman protests mining in Guatemala

When: Thursday, October 15, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Llan Carlos Dávila, Representative at Santa Rosa de Lima in the Diocesan Committee in Defense of Nature (CODIDENA)

Ellen Moore, Guatemala Programs Coordinator at the Network on Solidarity with Guatemala (NISGUA)

 

CODIDENA was formed in 2010 as a result of the demands of the Diocese of Santa Rosa that the Church take a strong stance against mining. Llan Carlos Dávila has been chosen by the Santa Rosa de Lima community to talk about CODIDENA’s efforts to peacefully halt the development of Tahoe Resources' Escobal silver mine through popular education, grass-roots base building and the organization of six municipal referenda during which more than 50,000 people have voted against mining in their territories.

 

This is part of the Buffett Institute's Human Rights Speaker Series.

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