CERLAC Presents The 2021-2022 Michael Baptista Lecture Series: Uprooted: Race, Land and Dispossession in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean cannot be addressed without questioning existing land distribution schemes and their relationship with the rights of the most excluded population groups in the region: Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities. For two centuries, this issue has caused more wars, population displacements, social conflicts, hunger and inequality than any other.
This conversation highlights the importance of addressing the challenge of deep-seated inequalities through land redistribution and the resurgence of social movements in response to the intensification of violence and the undermining of democracy in the region.
Stephen Perz, University of Florida
Lottie Cunningham Wren, Center for Justice and human Rights in the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN)
Yaroslava Avila Montenegro, York University
Tameka Samuels-Jones, York University
Miguel Gonzalez, York University
Kimberly Palmer, York University
Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m.
Register in advance: https://yorku.zoom.us/…/register/WN_tSv0-c4rQom9pc6s1Rf-wg
All registrants will be sent a personal link for the webinar