The Human and Environmental costs of Oil extraction in Colombia
Join us for a conversation about the human and environmental costs of oil extraction in Colombia with Yessica-Hoyos from the Jose Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective (CCAJAR).
Yessica will share finds from a new report entitled, “the human cost of oil” The report’s findings include how the Canadian multinational Pacific Exploration & Production Corp., operating in partnership with the Colombian company Ecopetrol and a plethora of subcontracted firms, violates labor regulations, causes environmental damage, and negatively impacts the survival of indigenous communities in Puerto Gaitan, Meta – the department in which more than half of Colombia’s oil is extracted. Furthermore, repression and criminalization targeting labor, social, and environmental leaders has increased in the region with the expansion of the oil industry.
CCAJAR represents human rights activists and victims of the armed conflict in Colombia. It also aims to draw attention at an international level to the troubling human rights situation in Colombia.
When: Thursday August 4th
Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther, Toronto
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm