Corporate Colonialism & Indigenous Resistance in Latin America

Thurs, June 6, 2-5 PM

1101 15th St NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC​

Join Indigenous leaders, community advocates, and other legal and policy experts to discuss a new report on the harm neocolonial trade deals have inflicted on Latin America.

Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) – a mechanism in trade deals that empowers corporations to sue governments over public interest policies – continues to punish and systematically exclude frontline communities. This system has dire implications for human rights, environmental protection, and corporate accountability efforts.

The event will feature:

  • Honduran Black-English, Afro-Indigenous community leaders Luisa Connor and Venessa Cárdenas,
  • Ecuadorian defenders of human rights and the Amazon Donald Moncayo and Siekopai youth leader Consuelo Piaguage
  • Other experts from Public Citizen, the Center for International Environmental Law, Amazon Watch, and Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

The report launch will be followed by a screening of The Tribunal, a short film produced by Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.

Space limited, you must RSVP to attend!

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