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Friday, October 6, 2023 5pm to 6:30pm

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Proudly presented by the Harvard Quechua Initiative on Global Indigeneity, “Defending the Amazon: Indigenous Rights for Climate Justice, a Conversation with Patricia Gualinga, Indigenous Rights Defender from the Kichwa Pueblo of Sarayaku,” promises to be an important and timely discussion. All are welcome to join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn from Gualinga’s experiences and story. 


Co-sponsored by the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (Harvard EMR), Harvard Native American Program (HUNAP), Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), and the Harvard Center for International Development.


This event will be held Friday, October 6, 5:00-6:30 PM at Barker Center 114 (Kresge Foundation Room). 


In-person event. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/cXo8Mw7zdXYCjwZs7


The Barker Center is located at 12 Quincy Street. There is an exterior ramp at the main entrance, and an elevator inside; rthis event will be held on the ground floor level across from the main entrance and to the left of the main atrium. 


Image description: a headshot of the Indigenous Amazon defender Patricia Gualinga. 


More about Patricia Gualinga, leader from the Kichwa Pueblo of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon: For over 20 years, she has been on the frontlines of Sarayaku’s struggle against extractive violence, working with Mujeres Amazónicas Defensoras de la Selva (Amazon Women in Defense of the Jungle). In 2012, she was a key representative in a successful court case denouncing the Ecuadorian government before the Inter-American Human Rights Commission. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences such as COP, Recipient of the 2021 Alnoba International Indigenous Award, and Recipient of the 2022 Olof Palme Prize 2022.

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