Human rights observers accuse Colombia’s extraction industries of gross exploitation and subjugation of the surrounding impoverished communities, especially Afro-Colombians. Kari Lydersen and Adriana Cardona are Chicago-based journalists who spent time in Colombia investigating the mining industry. They’ll tell us about what they saw, the people they talked with and they’ll share their views on how mining impacts the lives of Colombians. We’ll also talk with artist Mary Kelsey. Her works are inspired by many of the people, in and around, Colombia’s extraction industries. They’ll all participate in a symposium and art exhibition at Chicago’s Uri-Eichen Gallery on December 11, 2015.
(Photo: Flickr/Alejandro Arango)