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FIGHTING EXTRACTIVISM IN LATIN AMERICA // Who are the new conquisitors? Who is resisting?

8. november 2022 @ 15:30 - 17:00

The unfettered pursuit of minerals, also known as extractivism, has caused deforestation, contamination of water, exploitation of workers, and not least sickness and tragic early deaths. These activities are hurting people and animals as well as pursuing and exacerbating climate change.
On Tuesday, November 8th, you can meet the two activists, Carolina de Moura and Danilo Chammas, who have been working with these issues for more than a decade. They both come from the historical mining region of Minas Gerais in Brazil, where they have been fighting for justice for the victims of horrible accidents caused by extractivism.
Carolina and Danilo are coming to Denmark as part of their European tour, promoting the upcoming release of the documentary The Illusion of Abundance. The film portrays Carolina and two other activists, their environmental resistance, and their conviction to hunt down misbehaving transnational corporations. All showing the consequences of globalization and what “development” means in their region.
In this event Carolina, who is the impersonation of the aware journalist, and her partner Danilo, an award-winning human rights lawyer, will be laying out the overall structures of extractivism in Latin America, together with its relations to our behaviours and actions in Europe and present their ways of working. They will also be looking to the future and necessary actions.
o Welcome by Morten Bisgaard, Team Leader for Economic Justice & Inclusive Democracies at Oxfam IBIS
o Short presentation on a new project about the extraction industries in Guatemala by Nicoline Kjemtrup and Anna-Carina Josefsen from MAK
o Presentation by Carolina de Moura and Danilo Chammas
We have set aside time for questions
The event will be conducted in English and Spanish with English interpretation.
Participation is free, but registration at this site is required.
We look forward to seeing you!
Oxfam IBIS is an ambitious development organisation that, as part of Oxfam International, works to end the socially created inequality that means millions of poor people around the world struggle every day to survive and realise their rights. Inequality must be fought in its many forms, and at Oxfam IBIS we do this by focusing on education, economic inequality, social rights, peacebuilding, humanitarian aid, and gender and climate justice.
Together we can fight inequality!
The Central America Committee or in Danish: Mellemamerika Komiteen (MAK) is an NGO-solidarity organization. We want to create an active solidarity community with the people from Central America: therefore, we actively support the struggle for social justice, self-determination, and human rights. We prioritize collaborating directly with political and popular movements. For the past 40 years, we have worked with farmers’ movements, trade unions, women’s organizations, and youth organizations, all working to strengthen the social and political conditions of the poor majority.


8. november 2022
15:30 - 17:00