Predatory Extractivism: Brazil´s Largest Mining Catastrophes in a Global Context

Thursday, Apr 11, 2024, 12:00 am - Saturday, Apr 13, 2024, 12:00 am
CGIS S-020, Tsai Auditorium
1730 Cambridge St.
This panel series will focus on Brazil´s worst environmental and humanitarian disasters, both resulting from the collapses of mining tailings dams: the Samarco-operated Fundão dam in 2015 and Vale´s Córrego do Feijão dam in 2019, both located in the state of Minas Gerais. These disasters aren't just history – they're ongoing struggles for communities in Brazil. With Minas Gerais facing numerous high-risk dams, the fight for justice and safety continues.

Join us to learn more about the causes of these foretold catastrophes, their ongoing impacts on local communities, and the long road for reparations. Cases from other countries dealing with the harms of predatory extractivism will provide a wider view of a global issue, beyond Brazil.


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