Gender and climate change: an intersectional approach from Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, Nov 07, 2023, 4:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South 1730 Cambridge Street
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Join us for a two-part event that aims to create a space for an overview of the intersection between climate change and gender—emphasizing the need for a nuanced understanding of its impacts in Latin America & the Caribbean—and to share efforts on how addressing gender disparities can enhance climate resilience, mitigation, and adaptation efforts. 04:30pm - 5:45pm Opening Remarks by Jocelyn Viterna Chair of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Professor of Sociology; Chair Central America & the Caribbean Program, Harvard University Panel: Territorial perspectives on climate justice A discussion of the challenges, solutions, and resistances women carry out in territories affected by global warming, nature extractivism, and the unequal access to the city experienced by Latin America and the Caribbean populations. Speakers: María-Mercedes Jaramillo Garcés, Secretary of Planning City of Bogotá, Colombia, Harvard Loeb Fellow 2024; Claudia Dobles, Architect & Urbanist, Research Scholar MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism; Soledad Chango, scholar and educator Kichwa Salasaka in language acquisition, MIT Linguistics. Moderated by: Inés Sanchez de Madariaga, Professor of Urban Planning at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and UNESCO Chair on Gender, Research Fellow Harvard University Graduate School of Design 05:45pm - 6:45pm Conversation and Q&A: Gender and intersectionality Speaker: Ana María Falú, Argentine architect, Regional Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women for the Andean Region (2002–2004) and for Brazil and the Southern Cone Countries (2004–2009), Co-founder of the Women and Habitat Network of Latin America, of the Centro de Intercambio y Servicios para el Cono Sur Argentina (CISCSA), Professor at the National University of Córdoba (UNC) Moderated by Natalia García Dopazo, Urban planner, Research Fellow Weatherhead Scholars Program Harvard University. A reception with food and drinks will be offered after the event. Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Harvard University Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Harvard University Graduate School of Design Loeb Fellowship; MIT's Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism; Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and The Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University. Contact information: Jimena Codina,
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