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Fighting Oil Companies in Ecuador

Sunday, December 21, 2008
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Station 40
3030B 16th St (at Mission)

What: Intro to oil industry's devestating impact on Ecuador and the good fight against it.
When: Sunday Dec. 21 - 6pm
Where: Station 40 - 3030B 16th Street (at Mission) San Francisco, CA

Station 40 is proud to present Leo Cerda, an indigenous student activist from Ecuador, as he tours the United States to share the horrors of oil industry exploitation and the exciting resistance against it taking place in the Andean region.

Please join us at Station 40: 3030B 16th Street (at Mission) on Sunday Dec. 21 at 6pm.

Below is a brief bio of Leo and a bit more of what to expect!!!

Leonardo Cerda is an indigenous youth activist from Ecuador focusing on issues related to climate, energy and sustainability.

Leo's worked with resistance movements against the oil industry in Ecuador since he was fourteen years old.

He and others in his community conduct workshops
around the Amazon in different indigenous villages, discussing the causes and the future consequences of the oil industry, it's relationship to climate change, and the many other devastating effects on people and the environment.

Leo works on issues related to environmental protection, preserving indigenous people's land and their cultural identities, buying local organic products, and maintaining cooperatives.

Currently, Leo is part of an organization called FAOICIN that is running a campaign to promote sustainable projects as a means for communities, associations, and other indigenous social actors to fight oil companies and promote the recovery of ancestral customs.

Leo is studying International Relations and Political Science at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, where he heads the human rights club.

He'll be discussing his communities' work in Ecuador, the damage done by the oil industry, and efforts to build a more just, sustainable society in Ecuador.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Dec 17, 2008 5:29PM
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