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Le Moyne Hosts Talk on Environmental and Human Rights in Amazon

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a presentation by Catherine Halvey Goodwin and Larry Halvey Goodwin on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Reilley Room, located in Reilly Hall. Their presentation is titled “A journey toward the Rights of the Earth: Sharing an Amazonian Experience.”

The struggles of many cultural traditions inform an approach to eco-justice that establishes the Interdependence and indivisibility of environmental and human rights. In their talk, the Halvey Goodwins will address this issue based on insights from their own 25-year journey to expand the human rights discourse in the Amazonian region. The struggles relate to land grabbing, bio degradation, disappearance of species and people, cultural erosion of indigenous traditions and the green-washing of language to continually cover up a facilitating and instrumental approach to “the other” in programs of development, expansion and profit-making alliances.

Catherine and Larry Halvey Goodwin are co-executive directors of PLANT (Partners for the Land and Agricultural Needs of Traditional peoples).

The presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the religious studies and environmental studies programs at Le Moyne.

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posted on: 4/5/2013