Cultural Survival and Land Exploitation
Date(s) - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center
Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center
Today, Colombia ranks as having one of the largest internally displaced populations in the world. Photographer, Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo, will share her work of documenting the Embera and Wounaan indigenous people in her native country. We will learn how their cultural survival is at risk by the ongoing armed conflict in Colombia and mega-projects that have taken over their native territories.
Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo is a Colombian-American photographer who bridges the fields of artistic and documentary photography, using a range of digital and alternative photographic processes. Her work has been exhibited in Colombia, Dominican Republic, and the United States of America. She graduated from Indiana State University with an MFA of Photography and an MA of Hispanic Literature. She has carried out assignments for newspapers, such as The Guardian (UK), El Espectador (Colombia), and the TribStar (Indiana).
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation, and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number below.
Name: Edith Tovar
UIC Office of Sustainability and student organizations Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER), and Mexican Students de Aztlan (MeSA)
UIC Latino Cultural Center