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“We See the River But Not the Tributaries: Looking Beneath the Labels” with Alfred Lahai Brownell

When: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

Oil Palm, Land Grabbing, Climate Induced Migration and Xenophobia. The ubiquitous Oil Palm: The the oil palm industry devastated forest and endangered species, and has greatly impacted the well-being of indigenous people across the globe. Its production accounts for about 9 percent of all tropical forest emission. This presentation will be an informative discussion about the underlying devastation of climate change in the Oil Palm industry and the impact on the environment.

• Alfred Lahai Gbabai Brownell Sr. received the 2019 Goldman Prize for Africa and the 2018 Inaugural Beau Biden Chair. He is Associate Research Professor and Distinguished Scholar, Northeastern University School of Law. He campaigned and litigated international complaints against transnational corporations and governments for the recognition of the land rights of communities in West Africa. He established a network of civil society organizations across West Africa and won millions in reparations and compensation for communities. Forced to flee his native Liberia because of his work protecting communities and the last remaining portion of a vast tropical forest in West and North Africa, Brownell is researching the co-creation and co-design of a Global Land Tenure Security Index to measure and rank how governments protect the land rights of their citizens.

music by Sunniva Brynnell

Join us for refreshments after the program.

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium.

Small elevator, wheelchair accessible.

CCB is located near the Orange line-Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops.
On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street.
Discount Vouchers available for parking in the garage.

Community Church of Boston is located at
565 Boylston Street, 2nd fl., Boston, MA 02116


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