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LACS | Climate Change and Transatlantic Slavery – and What It Can Teach Us About the Future

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Crowe Hall, 1-132, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: 0

Contact: Margaret Sagan   (847) 467-1131

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic, Social, Lectures & Meetings, Global & Civic Engagement


Lunch will be served at this event.

Keron Niles (University of the West Indies, International Relations) will present. He will examine the causes and effects of climate change and juxtapose these with the transatlantic slave trade, exploring any systemic linkages. He will interrogate the effects of transatlantic slavery and climate change, revealing multi-generational impacts related to a lack of representation, the disproportionate distribution of benefits and costs, cultural loss, and a lack of frameworks to facilitate compensation to those adversely affected. The dialogue will explore sustainable practices and useful measures that can be adopted to combat dilemmas associated with slavery and climate change, and prevent the proliferation of similar problems in the future.

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