Life Plans: How Peru's Achuar Indigenous People are Protecting the Amazon Rainforest
Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Jeremías Petsein Peas, a leader of the Achuar indigenous people from the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, discusses the cultural, legal and political efforts to defend their territory, in turn protecting the environment for their children and all of humanity. The Achuar people are suffering from the impacts of decades of oil pollution in their rivers and food sources and are fighting against new oil projects in their sacred territories. Peas is leading the efforts of dozens of communities to protect 2 million acres of rainforest in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Reception to follow in the Global Museum, located in Fine Arts Building, Room 203. Free.
Humanities Building, Humanities Auditorium (Room 133)
Global Museum, Amazon Watch