Grassroots responses to climate change: Voices from Pernambuco, Brazil
|Dates:||7 February 2023|
|Times:||17:00 - 18:30|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Deybison Silva De Albuquerqe, Maria Silvanete Lermen|
At this HCRI public event, we'll be joined by Maria Silvanete Lermen and Deybison Silva De Albuquerqe from the State of Pernambuco in Brazil. They are leaders of the two Afro-descendant grassroots associations: Chã da Terra (Maria) and Quilombo do Catucá (Deybison).
Our guests will talk about the community-led response to the floods that affected the State of Pernambuco in May 2022, which were the deadliest in 40 years in Brazil, as well as the everyday consequences of climate change in their territories.
This is a unique opportunity to hear from people organising at the front line of climate change.
N?ews reporting on the flooding is at: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/28/landslides-and-floods-kill-dozens-in-northeast-brazil
- Hybrid event. In-person location is Theatre B, Roscoe Building. Zoom link shared with registrants.
- Organised by Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute.
- All welcome.
- Register via: https://climate-change-hcri.eventbrite.co.uk
Dr Louisa Acciari (UCL) will be providing translation services during the event.
Deybison Silva De Albuquerqe
Organisation: Quilombo do Catucá
Maria Silvanete Lermen
Organisation: Chã da Terra
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre B