Monday, February 10, 2020 - 17:00

Mon, February 10, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM UBC Vancouver Campus. Free. Environment, Power and Justice in Southern Africa

James Machobane, Environmental Justice and the Problem of Sustainable Farming in Lesotho, Southern Africa
Chris Conz, African History, Tufts University
5-6:30 pm, Coach House, Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, UBC

This talk examines the life and work of James Machobane, a visionary farmer who sought environmental justice by promoting ecologically sustainable agriculture to improve food systems in Lesotho. Historical investigations of Machobane’s motivations, innovations, and objectives show the possibilities and problems of combatting, through agricultural reform, the systemic injustices created by dispossession, colonialism, and the political-economy of migrant labor... See here for more information on this event.

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