Zona Abierta – La Batea: Gold Mining in Colombia

Date / Time

February 26, 2019

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Zona Abierta

La Batea: Gold Mining in Colombia

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

Six-years in the making, La Batea, a book project developed by photographer Stephen Ferry and his sister, anthropologist Elizabeth Emma Ferry, documents the struggles of gold mining communities in Colombia defending their way of life against armed criminal organizations and multinational corporations seeking their gold. Colombia reflects the situation of local communities worldwide who face violent repression for opposing large-scale mining projects in their territories. La Batea, explores the complex social terrain around gold mining and engages with the charismatic nature of both gold and mercury.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Time: 3:30pm to 5pm

Where: LCC – Lecture Center B2

FREE refreshments and admission

Stephen Ferry has traveled to dozens of countries, covering social and political change, human rights, and the environment, on assignment for publications such as National Geographic, GEO, TIME and the New York Times. Stephen has won honors from the World Press Photo, Picture of the Year, and Best of Photojournalism contests.

This program is co-sponsored by UIC student organization Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

For more info, please call (312)996-3095 or visit us at latinocultural.uic.edu

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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