Existence As Resistance: An Indigenous Voice From Brazil

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Daiara Tukano

Existence As Resistance: An Indigenous Voice From Brazil

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 18:45

What are the threats facing Amazonian indigenous rights and environmental activists under Brazil's current far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro? Brazil is home to an immense diversity of peoples and cultures, guardians of ancestral knowledge, who today wish to share some of their wisdom and visions for a better world. With the rainforest burning across much of Amazonia, and in dialogue with Extinction Rebellion activists, tonight's speaker from the Tukano Amazonian tribe will survey the current indigenous panorama in her people's struggle to build alliances that can contribute to the protection of mother nature, cultural diversity and human rights across this vast region.

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Ian Watts

Red Ochre And The Emergence Of Homo Sapiens
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 18:45
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Ian Watts, a founding member of the Radical Anthropology Group, recounts his experiences as an archaeologist in Africa, exploring how modern Homo sapiens evolved. Ian is the world's leading specialist in the ochre record of human evolution, and was part of a team who, while excavating Blombos Cave in 2002, discovered the world's earliest art. He is currently working intensively to sort out the sequences in Border Cave, which features a remarkably continuous stratigraphic record of human occupation spanning about 200 ka.