Environment and Development Faculty Workshop explores issues of land ownership and activism

Cesar Chavez Fellow Christopher Loperena
On February 2, 2012, the Environment and Development Faculty Workshop hosted Christopher Loperena, Cesar Chavez Fellow, Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Dartmouth College.  In his presentation, "Nuestra Lucha: Garifuna Women’s Activism, Land, and the Politics of Survival in Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras," Loperena discussed the concepts of land ownership and political and social activism, of Garifuna’s women in Honduras.

The Environment and Development Workshop provides an interdisciplinary forum devoted to issues related to the interaction between human development and the environment. Since the environment is strongly influenced by the course of development worldwide, understanding changes to the global environment therefore requires an investigation of the social, political, economic, and cultural factors driving development. This workshop draws from various disciplinary backgrounds to advance knowledge in this important research area. The group has been convened by Christopher Sneddon, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Geography, and Sharlene L. Mollett, Assistant Professor of Geography, since 2003, funded by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences.

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