NewsPress Release - 2/28/2000
MARLBORO, VT - The Marlboro College lecture series, "El
Medio Ambiente: Cultural and Environmental Landscapes of Latin America,"
continues this semester with a presentation by Judith Kimerling
entitled "Amazon Crude, Amazon Sued," at 7 p.m. Monday,
March 27, in the Whittemore Theatre.
Kimerling's slide presentation focuses on the environmental impact of oil development in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador, and a lawsuit in U.S. courts against Texaco on behalf of Ecuadorian indigenous peoples and settlers affected by the company's operations there.
As well as being an internationally recognized expert and a leader in efforts to protect the world's remaining rainforest and the indigenous peoples who inhabit them, Kimerling is an attorney, author, and assistant professor of law and political science at the City University of New York Queens College Law School.
Described by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., as "one of the heroes of the environmental movement," Kimerling is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Yale Law School. In addition to her book, Amazon Crude (published in English in 1991), Kimerling has authored numerous articles and has appeared on NBC Dateline, the CBS Nightly News, CNN, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Man Alive" series.
The lecture series, made possible in part by a Department of Education Title VI grant, is intended to enhance students and faculty expertise in international aspects of environmental issues. The event is free and open to the public. The Whittemore Theater is fully accessible. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333. The Marlboro College events calendar can be found on-line at www.marlboro.edu/calendar/calendar.html.