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“Extractivism in Panama: A New Challenge for Our Communities”: A Talk by Jonathan González Quiel (January 7, 2019)

This upcoming Monday there will be a presentation on the exploitation of natural resources extraction in the western part of Panama. A ten-year glance of the extractive model’s impact on Indigenous and Campesinos communities. Special guest speaker Jonathan González Quiel (Historian and Geographer) from Chiriquí, Panama.

Date: Monday, January 7th 2019

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: xʷmәθkʷәỳәm|Musqueam Territory

Room 229, Geography Building

1984 West Mall, UBC,Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2


Jonathan González Quiel is an activist and defender of environmental rights in the northern western part of Panama. He completed a bachelor’s degree in History and Geography at the Autonomy University of Chiriquí (UNACHI). For the past ten years Jonathan has efficaciously supported the collectiveness in protecting native land and water from hydroelectric companies, advocating for the conservation of the earth and Indigenous communities.

I hope you can join us January 7th 2019 at UBC in connecting the struggles and resistances from the South to the North. This is a free presentation. Everyone is welcomed from youngest to oldest. Please let us know how we can make this event more inclusive. If you have further information please email :


a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Arts
Latin American Studies
Room 209, Liu Institute
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada

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