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Saturday, July 28 • 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Women’s Access to Land and Defense of the Territory

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This panel will address struggles by indigenous communities, as well as urban movements, around communal/collective ownership and management of land and against extractivist endeavors across the Americas. It will pay special attention to women’s access to land and the role women play in struggles against extractivism and in the defense of the territory.

  •  Silvia Federici, she/her 

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Silvia Federici

Italian-American scholar, teacher, and activist from the  radical autonomist feminist Marxist tradition. She is a professor emerita and Teaching Fellow at Hofstra University, where she was a social science professor. She worked as a teacher in Nigeria for many years, is als... Read More →


Yunuen Torres Asencio

Youth Council, Cheran, Michoacan
Yunuen Torres Asencio is a young indigenous P’urhépecha woman from Cheran, Michoacan (Mexico). For more than a decade she has worked in cultural and community radio, aside from being involved in working with children on subjects like communications, culture, territory and sustainable... Read More →
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Marcella Gilbert

Marcella Gilbert (remote participant) is the daughter of Madonna Thunder Hawk and a Lakota and Dakota community organizer with a focus on food sovereignty and cultural revitalization. She earned a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and currently works as a Community Development Field... Read More →
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Amaranta Cornejo Hernandez

Amaranta Cornejo Hernandez is an interdisciplinary scholar and feminist activist, whose work revolves around  gender, feminism theory, radical communication and social emotions. She holds a PhD in Latin-American Studies (2013) by UNAM and an MA  in Rural Development (2004) by the... Read More →
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Maria Luisa Mendonça

Director, Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos
Maria Luisa Mendonça is a visiting scholar in the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). She holds a PhD in Human Geography from the Department of Philosophy, Literature and Social Sciences at University of Sao Paulo... Read More →

Saturday July 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
5th Floor Room 503

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