A conversation with CUSLAR Coordinator Tim Shenk and Cornell visiting fellow Cristián Alarcón Ferrari.
Friday, May 18, 7 pm
Trumansburg Fire Hall, Main St./Rt. 96
Sustained protest and community unity have led rural communities across Latin America to victories against extractive industries that threaten their natural resources and way of life.
In New York State, we’re in the early stages of a fight against hydrofracking that poses threats to clean water, local economies and human and environmental health. We would do well to learn from communities who are farther along in similar struggles, both to recognize patterns in industry strategy and to adapt methods of community creativity.
CUSLAR Coordinator Tim Shenk will share from his experience as part of the organization “Justicia Global” based in the Dominican Republic in opposing mining projects, as well as highlight case studies from around the region. Cristián Alarcón Ferrari will share concrete energy alternative strategies practiced by farmers and peasants in Brazil.
Sponsored by Back-to-Democracy of Trumansburg. www.
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