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Event – Defending Community and Ecology In Ecuador – 24 June

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on June 17th, 2008

The Globalism Research Centre RMIT, Friends of the Earth and the Latin American Solidarity Network present Defending Community and Ecology In Ecuador

A public talk with:

  • Carlos Zorilla, Decoin, – Ecuador, Glen
  • Kuecker – De Pauw University, Indiana,

Date: Tuesday June 24, 6.00pm
Location: Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall (cnr Lygon and Victoria Streets), Carlton South

Free admission

Carlos Zorrilla is the founder and executive director of DECOIN, a grassroots NGO dedicated to the conservation of the cloud forests of the Intag region of northern Ecuador. The area has long been under threat by government and corporate attempts to establish a large-scale copper mine, which have been met by determined community resistance and direct action. Glen Kuecker is co-founder of the Intag Solidarity Network, which runs a human rights program in Ecuador, and is Professor of Latin American History at De Pauw University. For more information contact Yael at yael.zalchendler @rmit.edu.au

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