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Drawing from her previous work on colonialism, ethnicity and gender in the Andes, Rivera Cusicanqui will give a historical background for understanding the contemporary rise of multifarious networks of collectives and local female organizations, dealing with issues such as indigenous and gender rights, environmental and human rights violations. A common thread that involves most of them is the critique to the State´s megalomaniac vision of “development” by the Evo Morales government in Bolivia.
She will analyze the narratives of several female leaders of indigenous territories that have recently held an Encuentro de Mujeres in La Paz, to discuss the threats posed by the imminent construction of several mega-projects. The Bolivian government has eagerly sponsored these projects, which...