Noon Talks are presented by recent recipients of research grants from the Center for the Study of Women in Society. These scholarly talks span the interests of many departments in the areas of women and gender.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, anthropology PhD candidate Annalise Gardella will present, “Otro Mundo Posible: Environmentalist Activism and Agroecology in El Salvador.” Talk description: “The current global climate crisis is causing devastating fires, unprecedented temperatures, and increasingly dangerous weather patterns that threaten the world’s biodiversity and human survival, especially the most marginalized communities. El Salvador is situated within the Central American Dry Corridor, a region in a decades-long drought caused by centuries of colonization and unsustainable monoculture. Many Salvadoran people, who for centuries have relied on sustenance farming, can no longer count on the land to provide food. Drought and flood patterns reshape and destroy farmlands, and those situated on mountainsides are at risk of landslides and flooding. The history of land redistribution in El Salvador is rooted in colonization, Indigenous erasure, state violence, and leftist organizing during the Civil War (1980-1992). With this history as the foundation, this presentation examines a network of environmental activists in El Salvador who work in various sectors throughout the country to create and live a new vision for their future through food sovereignty, access to water, organic and sustainable agriculture, defense of land and territory from extractivist projects, and reimagining and reviving ancestral cosmovisions.” Zoom link: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/91752576761?pwd=SS8vcktKZ0RFQm4vb2xKNU0rZ3FaZz09