Just Announced: Student Session with Aura Tegria, 26-year-old Colombian Indigenous U’wa Legal Advisor
During the upcoming 2016 World Indigenous Law Conference, the Sustainability Initiative is honored to host special guest Aura Benilda Tegria Cristancho. Students are warmly welcome to come to the Global Sustainability Resource Center next Wednesday, October 19, at 10:00 am for a one-hour exclusive student session with Ms.Tegria.Reserve your spot now.
Ms. Tegria is a lead community legal advisor for the indigenous Colombian U’wa people. For decades, the U’wa community has worked to protect their ancestral lands and culture in rural northeastern Colombia, where the waters flow into the Amazon basin. The U’wa assert an agenda for community development that respects the land, often putting them at odds with state and corporate interests that seek to use natural resources within the community’s ancestral domain in ways that are contrary to the community’s cultural values.
The UCI community has three opportunities to interact with Ms. Tegria during her visit:
- Students: Wednesday, October 19, 10:00-11:00 am. Informal conversation for UCI students with Aura Tegria. In Spanish with English translation. Global Sustainability Resource Center (4th Floor Student Center South). Find out more and reserve your spot.
- UCI affiliates of the Latin American Studies Program: Wednesday, October 19, 12:00-1:00 pm. Lunch seminar with Aura Tegria. In Spanish. Humanities Gateway, Room 1341. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to inquire about availability.
- Conference attendees: Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22. Day 1 Plenary with Aura Tegria. World Indigenous Law Conference. Beckman Center. Find out more and RSVP.