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Zona Abierta - Cultural Survival and Land Exploitation

October 11, 2017

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Zona Abierta - Cultural Survival and Land Exploitation
Presented by the Latino Cultural Center
Today, Colombia ranks as having one of the largest internally displaced population 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 are at risk by the ongoing armed conflict in Colombia and mega-projects that have taken over their native territories.
Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo, Colombian-American photographer 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. 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).
When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 3pm to 4:30pm
Where: Latino Cultural Center - Lecture Center B2
This program is co-sponsored by UIC Office of Sustainability and student co-sponsors Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER) and Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA).
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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 above.


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