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Policies of Hatred and Genocide: A Conversation about the Social Causes of the Amazon Fires of 2019

Photo by Ria Sopala from Pixabay

While the fires in the Amazon rainforest seem to be extinguishing in the Canadian press, they have signaled a shift in international relations: as much as the environment and politics are considered local or national, they also implicate our global world. In this conversation, Nuno Porto, MOA Curator of Africa + South America, will focus on two points. First, that when we talk about the environment, we are talking about a human-made, and humanly sustained, entity; and second, that the fires in the Amazon rainforest are not an accident but are, in fact, a deliberate result of a policy of genocide promoted and enacted by the Brazilian government.

When: Thursday September 19, 2019 | 4 – 5 pm
MOA’s Community Lounge
Speaker: Nuno Porto, MOA Curator, Africa + South America

Free and open to the public