Ecuadorian human rights / environmental Rising Tide activist Leonardo Cerda on tour in Oregon and Washington

Leonardo Cerda is an Ecuadorian youth climate, energy and sustainability activist studying International Relations and Political Sciences at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.  He’s also starting up organizing Marea Creciente / Rising Tide and a Climate Camp there!

Leo’s been involved in resistance movements against the oil industry in Ecuador since he was fourteen years old. He and others in his community starting doing workshops around the Amazon at that time, in different indigenous villages, discussing the causes and the future consequences of the oil industry, it’s relationship to climate change and the many other devastating consequences to people and the environment.

Leo’s been working on issues related to environmental protection, people’s sovereignty over land, coal mining, indigenous resistance, organic products cooperative and others ever since. Currently Leo is part of an organization called FAOICIN that is running a campaign to promote sustainable projects as an alternative for communities, associations, and other indigenous social actors to promote the recovery of ancestral customs. He’s also in charge of the human rights club at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito!

He’ll be discussing his communities work in Ecuador, the damage done by the oil industry, and efforts to build a more just, sustainable society in Ecuador.

Here is the dates for Leo’s tour. Some information is TBA, but contact information for each event is below!

Thursday, 13th
Eugene
U. of O.
Ben Linder Room
7:30

Saturday, 15th
Seattle
maya@riseup.net

Sunday, 16th
Olympia
Traditions Cafe
6pm

Monday & Tuesday, 17th & 18th
Olympia
Evergreen State College
Time TBA
maya-at-riseup.net

Wednesday, 19th
Tacoma
Pacific Lutheran U.
8:00PM on Wednesday in UC 133.
maierme-at-plu.edu

Thursday, 20th
Tacoma
U. of W., Tacoma Campus
Room 1230 in Sci 209
12:30PM
minnella-at-u.washington.edu

Friday, 21st
Portland
Portland State U.
4:00 pm in the Smith Bldg, rm 338

Sunday, 23rd
Portland
Black Rose Books
6:00 pm

Monday, 24th
Portland
Lewis and Clark College
JR Howard Hall room 114 (across from the library)
5:30pm

Wednesday, 26th
Portland
Reed College
Reed College Student Union (3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.)
7pm
fenollot-at-reed.edu

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