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Life on the frontlines of mining conflicts in the Americas

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 19 October 2018

Life on the frontlines of mining conflicts in the Americas

Bringing together affected communities, activists and academics from Colombia, Chile, the USA and the UK, to expose the realities of the impacts of extractive activities on land water and livelihoods; and to discuss the different alternatives being proposed by communities, social organisations and by the mining industry itself

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

£0.00

Organiser

UCL Institute of the Americas – UCL Americas
+44 (0)20 3108 9721

Location

Lecture Room 103
UCL Institute of the Americas
51 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PN
United Kingdom

BHP is the world’s biggest mining company. The British-Australian mining giant’s record of forced displacement, dispossession and catastrophic environmental damage stretches back decades: impacts that have primarily affected indigenous, afro-descendant and peasant communities in the global South, while the company remains in impunity.

This event will bring together affected communities, activists and academics from Colombia, Chile, the USA and the UK, to expose the realities of the impacts of extractive activities on land water and livelihoods; and to discuss the different alternatives being proposed by communities, social organisations and by the mining industry itself, to move beyond highly destructive industrial mining. In the context of the multiple threats posed by the crisis of neoliberalism and the worsening planetary crisis, how does our challenge to mining shape our response to these threats?

When and where: Friday 19 October, 4.30pm – 8.30pm. Lecture Room 103, UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PN

Organised by: The event is organised by UCL Institute of the Americas, UCL Development Planning Unit (DPU), UCL Hazard Centre, London Mining Network, War on Want, the Gaia Foundation, Colombia Solidarity Campaign and the Observatory for Mining Conflicts in Chile (OLCA).

With the support of: UCL Grand Challenges Doctoral Students' Small Grants

Attendance at this event is free of charge but space is limited and so to avoid disappointment registration is required.