Sônia Guajajara Brazilian Activist

Land and dignity ft. Sonia Guajajara &

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Sônia Guajajara Brazilian Activist

The Social Forum will receive on August 20 a guardian of the Amazon and one of the most outstanding figures in the environmental leadership of Brazil, the indigenous activist Sonia Guajajara. One time candidate to the vice-presidency of the country – the first indigenous woman to have opted for the position-; and leader of APIB, which defends the rights of native peoples, will guide the debate Land and Dignity.

The sensitivity and energy of Guajajara will transport the public to the heart of the Amazon rainforest to shed light on the struggle of its true owners to save it from massive exploitation and deforestation, which has increased by 14% between 2017 and 2018, according to official data. All this in the midst of the tense political climate in Brazil and the recent environmental policies of its president Jair Bolsonaro, who has rejected to host the Climate Summit in 2019.

Moderator: journalist Noemí Redondo.

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