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Unnatural Disasters: Contextualizing Hurricanes Eta and Iota from the Afro-Indigenous Moskitia

General Programming

dateDecember 17, 2020 timeThursday, 4:00pm EST locationVirtual Event
  • Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
  • Institute of Latin American Studies
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
Destroyed buildings and devastated landscape and event title

In the month of November, two Category 4 hurricanes struck the Afro-Indigenous Moskitia region of Central America -- a region that was already in the throes of a COVID-19 outbreak. In this event, two Miskitu activists and one Afro-Creole political leader from the region reflect on the wider sociopolitical and economic context giving shape to the hurricanes and their aftermath.

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Lottie Cunningham, President of the Center for Justice and Human Rights of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN)
Cendela López, President of Mairen Indian Miskitu Asla Takanka (MIMAT, Honduras)
George Henriquez, Afro-Kriol Leader (Nicaragua)


Fernando Montero, Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities

This event will be in Spanish, but there will be simultaneous translation to English.