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Korea Amazon Encounter 2017

Conviva Brazil

Friends of the Amazon, Forest  and Folk

Korea Amazon Encounter 2017

Events

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Conviva Brazil is helping organize the Korea Amazon Encounter 2017 to promote a greater understanding of the challenges facing the Amazon Forest and its peoples.

Featured are two extraordinary figures in Amazonian society today. João Meirelles, author, environmentalist and director of the Instituto Peabiru, is one of the leading local organizations working in defense of the Amazon Forest and its peoples. Mestre Laíca is a master of the Afro-Brazilian martial art/dance capoeira, community leader and grass roots activist fighting for the rights of the poor and people of color in Brazil.

With decades of first-hand experience and 18 books published on the subject, as well as a collection of original Amazonian short stories that won him the prestigious SESC National Prize in Literature in 2017, João Meirelles is widely considered one of the most knowledgeable experts on the Amazon anywhere. His part of the talks will address the global threats to climate change in the Amazon context from a macro-perspective, suggesting alternative paths to greater sustainability.

Mestre Laíca, founder of the Zambo Capoeira Group and president of the Capoeira Federation of the State of Pará, will offer a more bottom-up point of view as he discusses his inspiring work helping children and young people come together through capoeira to rise above the conditions of poverty around them.


We thank the support of the Seoul National University (SNU) Department of Hispanic Language and Literature, SNU faculty from other departments in Humanities, Natural Science and Social Science, the Brazilian Cultural Center in Korea, the Brazilian Embassy in Seoul, the Korea Foundation, the SNU Institute of Latin American Studies (SNUILAS), the SNU Faculty of Humanities and our other friends and contacts across and Brazil.

-Wednesday, 25 October:

“Amazon, Forest and Folk: Climate Change and Global Challenges I”

Double-lecture by João Meirelles and Mestre Laíca

16:00-17:30

Korea Foundation

Mirae Asset CENTER 1 Building West Tower,

67 Suha-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul

Seminar Room, 19th Fl. (세미나실)

 

-Thursday, 26 October:

“Amazon, Forest and Folk: Climate Change and Global Challenges II”

Double-lecture by João Meirelles and Mestre Laíca

15:30-16:45

Seoul National University


Building 4, Room 309 (Shinyang)



 
-Friday, 27 October:

João Meirelles screens documentary film Letras que Flutuam


(Director Fernanda Martins, 2016).

11:00-12:00

Seoul National University


Building 4, Room 301 (Shinyang)




-Capoeira Workshop by Mestre Laíca

13:30-15:30

​Seoul National University


Building 4, Room 309 (Shinyang)