Extraction and Exploitation: The Effects of Mining on Religious Communities

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July 29, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Throughout his career, Alessandro Cinque’s photographs have documented the devastating impact of extractive practices on local communities as well as the effects of climate change on Indigenous peoples and their lands. He has covered everything from gold mining in Senegal to abandoned uranium mines on Navajo land, with his camera’s gaze on people as well as place. Cinque, alongside fellow Pulitzer Grantee and local journalist Vidal Merma Maccarcco, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, has been working among Peruvian communities in the Andes, capturing what mining pollution and climate change do to people, crops, and animals. This event brings together Cinque and Merma to share their reporting on the effects of extractive industries on the cultural and religious practices of communities in Peru. Katherine Marshall, a senior fellow at the Berkley Center, will moderate the discussion.

This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and Georgetown Americas Institute in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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