On Saturday March 28th, Geography 495 will be facilitating a workshop at the State of Extraction conference. The conference focuses on a full range of issues pertaining to mining, and will include a series of presentations by leading academics and public intellectuals, cross-disciplinary roundtable discussions, open public debate, and participatory workshops. Our workshop is titled, “Resisting Dispossession” and includes Angelica Choc, our guest from Guatemala. Choc is from the Q’eqchi’ territory and is making legal history by being in a lawsuit against Hudbay Minerals, a Canadian company, in Canadian law courts. She will be part of our workshop, and relating her experiences of dispossession. We will discuss dispossession in two ways. First we will focus on the ways and tactics in which people, companies or governments uproot communities from their homes. Afterwards we will be discussing, ways in which to resist displacement. This workshop is open for all, and strives to be an open space for discussion from all participants.
When: Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Where: SFU Harbour Centre, 555 West Hastings