Policies of Hatred and Genocide: A Conversation about the Social Causes of the Amazon Fires of 2019
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
Where: MOA’s Community Lounge
Speaker: Nuno Porto, MOA Curator, Africa + South America
Free and open to the public