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Amos Oz
Renowned Israeli writer and peace activist Amos Oz delivers the Herman Wouk Visiting Lecture
Mandeville auditorium, April 22, 2013
Photo by Dirk Sutro, DAH

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BINDER LECTURE

For more information, please visit: The James K. Binder Lectureship

VOICES OF TRANSANDEAN INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE

Voices of Transandean Indigenous Resistance

Thursday, Nov 1st 2018 12:00pm-2:00pm

Student's Sustainability Center

Monday, Nov 5th 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm - informal conversation in Spanish

Literature Building, De Certeau Room (Room 155) 

As our economies in the Western world transition from oil dependency to cleaner forms of energy, the demand for lithium batteries is projected to grow exponentially every year. Around 80% of the world’s lithium reserves are located in the so-called transandean lithium triangle, a territory that extends across the borders of Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile. Most of these reserves are found in Salt Lakes located in indigenous lands. With the increasing demand of ion lithium batteries for computers, cameras, cell phones and, more recently, electric and hybrid cars, the Kolla, Licakan Antay, Aymara, and Quechua people who inhabit these lands from time immemorial are experiencing strong ecological impacts in their communities.

 

SPONSORED BY DEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE, INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE, LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, CHICANO/A~LATINO/A ARTS AND HUMANITIES PROGRAM   

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