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Apr 22 2015

Standing on Sacred Ground – Fire and Ice

April 22, 2015

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

This documentary series takes us from the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia to the Peruvian Andes, where for many years now, Indigenous communities have witnessed dramatic population increases resulting in the appropriation of sacred lands.  Learn how Indigenous peoples from these areas are standing up against resource extraction, competing religions, tourists and climate change to protect and defend their health, livelihood and cultural survival.

  • Approx. 57min.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Dr. Alaka Wali and Dr. Diana Alvira, The Field Museum.

Alaka Wali is Curator of North American Anthropology at The Field Museum and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at UIC. Diana (Tita) Alvira is the Social Conservation Program Manager at the Science and Action Center Andes/Amazon team at The Field Museum. Together with South American collaborators they implement community-based environmental conservation programs in the Andes-Amazon region.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this event. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.

Poster: Standing on Sacred Ground – Fire and Ice [PDF]

Trailer link HERE

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: The Field Museum and the UIC Department of Anthropology, Office of Sustainability, and student organizations Delta Xi Phi, EcoCampus, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Heritage Garden Student Group, Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSa), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).


Edith Tovar

Date posted

May 30, 2018

Date updated

Jun 15, 2018