Join us for a panel discussion with environmental activists from feminist-led movements worldwide. 

18 Mar
6:00 pm
Add to Calendar 2021-03-18 18:00:00 2021-03-18 18:00:00 Environmental Activist Panel Discussion Join us for a panel discussion with environmental activists from feminist-led movements worldwide.  Oxy Arts on York (4757 York Boulevard) Occidental College America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Mar. 18, 2021



How can we facilitate connections, even collaborations, between environmental feminist movements around the world? What is the future imaginary of global communal environmental care? This panel brings together activists from three countries who have been central to advancing movements highlighted in Carolina Caycedo's Care Report exhibition.

Panel Participants: Ani Khachatryan (Armenian Environmental Front-Armenia), Jakeline Romero (Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu-Colombia) and Cristina Palabay (Karapatan-Philippines).
Moderated by: Occidental College Professor Alexandra Puerto. 
**Spanish language interpretation will be available.**

Ani Khachatryan is a member of the Armenian Environmental Front. In addition to the fight for Amulsar, Ani has been involved in dozens of environmental campaigns and movements in Armenia, including the monitoring of forests from illegal logging and detecting illegal activity in hydroelectric power plants on mountain rivers. The Armenian Environmental Front is a non-hierarchical, non-formal activist group set up in 2013, dedicated to conserving the natural habitat of Armenia, averting ecological catastrophes, aiming for environmental policy change and saving natural waterways. 

Cristina Palabay is the Secretary General of KARAPATAN or the Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights-Philippines. Since 2010, Palabay has been involved in campaigns for the enactment of legislation against torture and enforced disappearances, and for justice and reparations campaign for victims of martial law during the Marcos government. She is also a lesbian activist. KARAPATAN is a national alliance of human rights organizations, desks and individual advocates working for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines. 

Jakeline Romero Epiayu is a Wayúu woman human rights defender in the department of Guajira, in the northeast of Colombia. Jakeline is part of the organization Sütsuin Jieyuu Wayúu (Force of Wayuu Women), created in 2006 with the aim of visibilising and denouncing violations of the rights of the Wayúu indigenous people, which are a result of the mining megaprojects, forced displacement, the situation of vulnerability of the victims of the armed conflict and the presence of armed groups and the militarization of the Guajira territory.

Jakeline Romero Epiayu, lideresa wayuu del Eiruku (Clan)Epieyu, desde muy joven participa de procesos comunitarios en el sur de la Guajira, madre de dos hijas, hace parte del movimiento Fuerza Mujeres Wayuu, creado en el año 2006 con el propósito de visibilizar las violaciones a los derechos humanos y las múltiples afectaciones del conflicto armado en las comunidades wayuu en el departamento de la Guajira en Colombia. Así mismo, poner en evidencia los impactos ocasionados por las actividades extractivas, megaminería, represas, energía eólica entre otros en los territorios Wayuú.tal como la mina de El Cerrejón, la mina de carbón a cielo abierto más grande del mundo y por la represa El Cercado, cuyo proyecto ha desabastecido de agua a nueve municipios del departamento al no ser ejecutada la segunda parte del proyecto que contemplaba los acueductos de la región, Por estas luchas, su vida ha sido continuamente amenazada, así como la de otros líderes pertenecientes a distintos movimientos, en un país con una alta tasa de homicidios a líderes sociales.

Armenian Environmental Front
Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu

The Wanlass Artist in Residence Program is made possible by generous support from the Kathryn Caine Wanlass Charitable Foundation.

This event is related programming to the exhibition Carolina Caycedo: Care Report.
Learn more about Care Report