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Center for Environmental Justice: Socio-Environmental Rights in Columbia

November 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Socio-Environmental Rights in Columbia: Insight from Black and Indigenous Leaders

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Colombia is a dangerous place for environmental leaders. Just in 2020, sixty-five environmentalists were killed. Ethnic groups are increasingly at risk as extractive economies expand into their ancestral lands to open mining and agribusiness frontiers. In this roundtable, leaders from the Pacific coast—a region of Indigenous and Black traditional territories—will discuss the rights of their communities, the impact of climate change, and the consequences of human rights violations on their livelihoods.

Marcela Velasco, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University


Andrea Castillo, Black Community Council, Bajo Mira y Frontera
Aquileo Yagarí, Ex governor, Indigenous Council, Karmata Rúa, Antioquia
Danny Ruiz, Ainí Women’s Association, Naya River
Daniel Grueso, Black Community Council, Mayorquín River
Efraín Jaramillo, Jenzerá Work Collective
Enni Marselli Salazar Hurtado, Black Community Council, Lower Saija River
Fernando Castrillón, Semillas Group and Jenzerá Work Collective
José Santos Caicedo, Black Communities Process Proceso de Comunidades Negras
Norbey Quiroz, Indigenous Council, Dagua
Miguel Ángel Ortiz, Youth Leader, Pacific Vision Organization,  Organización Visión Pacífico

Presented by:
Center for Environmental Justice
Latin America and Caribbean Studies Program

Departments of Anthropology/Economics/History/Journalism and Media Communication/ Languages, Literatures and Cultures/Political Science
School of Global Environmental Sustainability
Center for Collaborative Conservation
Office of International Programs


November 9, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm