Join us for a roundtable discussion entitled, "Indigenous and Feminist Struggles and Ecuador's 2021 Elections." Free and open to the public. Presented by Feminist Constellations platform CLACS-NYU. Co-sponsored by NACLA and Kichwa Hatari. Interpretación al español disponible. Register via Eventbrite.
About the Event:
Environmental and indigenous struggles have come to the forefront of national conversations in Ecuador, most recently through the October 2019 uprising and the 2021 presidential elections. Indigenous and feminist activists have organized, mobilized, and contributed to repositioning the anti-extractivist agenda on the national stage. The 2021 elections featured two candidates with different visions for the left, including correísta candidate Andrés Arauz and indigenous water conservation activist and lawyer Yaku Pérez of the Pachakutik party. Social mobilizations, the legacy of correísmo and the 2019 uprisings, together with momentum gained through Perez's 2021 candidacy, have contributed to debates about the future of the left, not only in Ecuador, but more broadly. Debates highlight tension between statist and self-determination movement strategies for struggle, and particularly, how to center resistance to neo-extractivism.
WHEN: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021. 6-8pm ET. (-6 Stunden)
WHERE: A Zoom meeting link will provided prior to the event. Register here.