*CANCELED* Guardians of the Body-Territory: A Public Symposium and Exhibit with Mirtha Villanueva and Patricia Schuba

*Due to issues surrounding health concerns related to COVID-19/the coronavirus, this event has been CANCELED until further notice.*


A transnational dialogue on toxic landscapes bringing women together from communities in Peru and Missouri struggling against industrial activities. Mirtha Villanueva, from Cajamarca, Peru, and Patricia Schuba, from Labadie, MO, are grassroots intellectuals speaking and sharing insights on their experiences. The symposium is a space of articulation between local and global struggles for environmental justice.

The symposium will be followed by the opening of the “Guardians of the Body-Territory // Guardianas del Cuerpo Territorio” pop-up exhibit at Olin Library’s lobby. The exhibit features photographs and written and oral testimonials portraying the voices of the women ecoterritorial defenders who participated in PhD Candidate Natalia Guzmán Solano’s ethnographic fieldwork in Peru.

~Light refreshments will be served at the opening reception~


Location: Olin Library Meeting Room 142

Symposium: 4 pm

Exhibit opening reception: 5:45 pm