Koningin Maria Hendrikaplein 5 bus 401
Do you know where the metals in your smartphone come from? The mining process has disastrous consequences for people and the planet. The time has come to discover the harsh truth about your electronic devices.
We introduce CATAPA Talks, the online sessions given by our catapistas. Sign up & learn about the political, social & environmental situation of mining from a passionate speaker. Each CAPATA Talk will have a different topic, you can attend all of them or just choose the ones you are most interested in.
This is a fundraiser so you are supporting CATAPA* by attending the online sessions. You can donate an amount of your choice on BE49 9795 2861 7871 (voluntary contribution). Thank you so much!
————– ABOUT THIS CATAPA TALK —————
(𝗡𝗲𝗼/𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁)𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗺 & 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗼-𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗟𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮
This talk introduces different concepts often used in debates over extractivism, such as neo-extractivism, commodities consensus and post-extractivism. Using concrete cases, I explain how these concepts emerged and how they apply to the Latin American context. It then zooms in on how extractivism has led to increasingly more conflicts, labelled as “socio-environmental” conflicts, and how this social protest has been met by criminalization. It finally discusses conceptual proposals and concrete initiatives that are giving shape to a transitional process towards a post-extractivist society.
Catapista-veteran Hanne Cottyn is a social historian specialising in the study of land conflicts and rural transformations in the Andean region, currently working for the University of York. She was active as a cooperation worker with NGOs and grassroots movements in Cajamarca, Peru, in support of communities threatened by the social and ecological impact of large-scale mining.
𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡 𝗨𝗣 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲: https://forms.gle/ZKW7B1mtd2VPUxiJ8
You will get the link to the online Zoom session in your mailbox.
*Support the work of CATAPA:
CATAPA is a growing, critical and self-willed movement that dares to fight for a more sustainable and fair planet. From CATAPA we support local communities in Latin America who are threatened by massive mining projects and their social and environmental impact. Next to this, as Catapistas, we form a movement with which we campaign against the damaging impact of mining. Thanks to your donations we can work more independently and achieve more.