Northwestern Events Calendar

Oct
28
2020

Oilseeds and Slippery Slopes: Political Ecologies of Violence in Coastal Guerrero

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  

Where: Online

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

Contact: Elizabeth Morrissey  

Group: Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

Co-Sponsor: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

EDGS Graduate Lecture Series

Jayson Maurice Porter, PhD candidate in History, Northwestern University 

Overview: Based on a new essay with a similar title, Porter will argue that coconut development in coastal Guerrero from 1930 to 1970 was plagued by three forms of environmental insecurity--economic, social/spatial, and ecological--which in turn led to migration, insurgency, and drug cultivation by the 1970s in the region. Porter describes the environmental justice related to oilseed contamination among Afro-Indigenous populations in the region.

Oilseeds and Slippery Slopes: https://www.noria-research.com/oilseeds-and-slippery-slopes/

Dying Lagoons: https://www.okayafrica.com/environmental-racism-in-mexican-lagoons/

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