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Land Conflict and Fires in Amazônia

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Pre-talk reception 4:30-5:00 pm
Lecture 5:00-6:00 pm
Globe Auditorium
Center for Global Engagement
Global and Multicultural Engagement Building
110 S. Woodward, FSU Campus

The Center for Demography and Population Health and the Center for Global Engagement's Engage Your World Intercultural Dialogue Series present a talk by Professor Marta Azevedo of the University of Campinas, Brazil.

In her talk, Dr. Azevedo will discuss the illegal economic activities like acceleration of fires and shady land dealings that have threatened indigenous territories and ecosystems in the Amazon in the recent years. She sees opportunities for alliances between traditional/indigenous groups and Brazilian and international allies that can protect the region's social and biological diversity.​

Marta Azevedo served as the President of Brazil's Bureau of Indigenous Affairs (FUNAI) in 2012-2013, collaborated with the Rio Negro Indigenous Peoples Federation (FOIRN) for over 10 years and served as an ally and partner in the first Indigenous Autonomous Demographic Census in 1994. As an activist, anthropologist and demographer, she has worked with indigenous peoples in the Amazon for 30 years to make the traditional Amazonian peoples and their organizations visible in Brazil's National Congress, its universities and in its official statistics.

There is a reception with refreshments from 4:30 to 5:00 pm, followed by an hour-long talk.