the last oil: a multispecies justice symposium at UNM

From Wednesday-Friday, Feb. 21-23, the University of New Mexico will host the last oil: a multispecies justice symposium on Arctic Alaska and beyond, to address the potentially catastrophic U.S. Arctic energy policy, which violates indigenous human rights and threatens to derail efforts to mitigate climate change and the Sixth Extinction. It will also bring northern indigenous struggles into conversation with similar struggles across the West, including the Diné-Pueblo solidarity to protect the greater Chaco Canyon in New Mexico from fracking and the indigenous Sioux people’s campaign “Mni Wiconi: Water is Life” at Standing Rock. The symposium is free and open to the public, and will convene on the UNM Main Campus.

     the last oil will bring to Albuquerque twenty-seven leading artists, activists, attorneys, biologists, climate scientists, conservationists, curators, historians, policy experts, and writers. The gathering will coincide with an exhibition on the Arctic by Subhankar Banerjee, Prof. of Art & Ecology in the UNM Art Dept., at the UNM Art Museum — Long Environmentalism in the Near North: Activism | Photographs | Writing.

     For more info, please explore, particularly the Resources pages, which includes articles/op-eds and books authored by symposium speakers; television and radio interviews; and maps and reports published by indigenous human rights and conservation organizations.

     the last oil is co-organized by Art & Ecology in the Department of Art and the UNM Art Museum in partnership with Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, and many other groups and university departments.

Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice
202 Harvard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 USA


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