The Amazon extends across nine countries, includes four European languages and over 300 indigenous languages and cultures, and encompasses 40% of South America. The region is a site of historic and continued conflict, as well as being the largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest in the world. The goal of Amazon week will be to introduce students and scholars to a variety of ways of thinking about the Amazon, presented by scholars and activists who work in language, literature, and the sciences. With ever-increasing threats to the forest including deforestation, climate change, and political oppression, this week will serve as a way of engaging a variety of disciplines to reflect on the environmental and cultural importance of the region and to brainstorm action.
AMAZON WEEK - February 17-20, 2019
All Events Free and Open to the Public
Sunday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Student Life Cinema
Beyond Fordlandia Film Screening and Discussion with Director Marcos Colón
Monday, Feb. 18, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Diffenbaugh 009
Undergraduate Research Presentations.
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 3:35 p.m., RBB 0332
Bye Bye Brazil (Film Screening)
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m. , Braddley Reading Room, Strozier Library
"Extractivism as Slow Violence against Amazonian Fish Species” - Diego Mejía
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5:30 PM, Braddley Reading Room, Strozier Library
Amazon Mingle Closing Event
Sunday, February 17 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm