Film Screening & Discussion
Ecofeminisms & “BERTA VIVE”
4.22.2017 | 12:40p-1:40p | Laurel Hall 102
This Earth Day, critically engage with the stories of Berta Caceres and Miriam Miranda: two women in the struggle for decolonization in and defense of indigenous rights in Honduras.
Discussion led by: Fatima K. Espinoza Vasquez, PhD
With Andrea Miranda (Latina/o and Latin American Studies; UCONN) and Manisha Desai, PhD (Professor of Sociology; UCONN)
PANELIST & MODERATOR: Fatima K. Espinoza Vasquez has a PhD in Information Science and Technology from the Syracuse iSchool. Her research is connected to the central themes of the interaction between organizations, ICTs, and socio-political processes. She is currently an adjunct faculty at the iSchool and visiting scholar at the University of Connecticut. She is researching how discourses embedded in frames motivate diverse under-represented groups to work collaboratively and adapt their organizational and ICT structures to accommodate diversity.
PRESENTER: Andrea Miranda Pestana received her bachelor’s degree in History from the Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia. In 2012 and 2013 she received The Young Research Scholarship granted by the Colombian National Science System (COLCIENCIAS). In 2016 she obtained her Master Degree in Management and Cultural Heritage Preservation from the Universidad de Panamá. Her research interests include race, politics, Caribbean studies and the history of education.