Beyond Gold - Mining and the Rights of Latin American Communities

Lecture by Maria Ticala, Clemente Huanca and Joris van de Sandt, on Thursday 13 March

Organised by Studium Generale

Thu 13 March 2014 20:00 to 22:00

Venue Impulse, gebouwnummer 115

Maria Ticala, Clemente Huanca and Joris van de Sandt

The worldwide demand for gold is ever growing. But few stop to wonder where it comes from, or consider the social and environmental consequences. Take Oruro, Bolivia, home of Maria Ticala and Clemente Huanca. She is a nurse, he is a legal advisor. Both are standing up for the right to land and clean water in a region where gold mining takes place. They will start the evening with sharing their experiences. Dr. Joris van de Sandt will continue on the impact of mining versus the rights of local communities. Van de Sandt is a legal anthropologist specialised in natural resource management. He is senior advisor at PAX and chair of the board of the Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples.

The evening is organised with Catapa, OtherWise and OLAH.