People as Waste – Scarcities and Necessities:
Global neoliberal capitalist relations commodify everything; rendering people, flora and fauna, and the planet itself disposable. This commodification and disposability particularly affects already-marginalized and vulnerable communities by reinforcing inequality and scarcities (access to food, water, shelter, safety and dignity). Often, these communities are vulnerable precisely because they are situated on lands and waters that the neoliberal capitalist extractive industries seek to exploit, as in the case of mining and the oil and gas industries.
Moderator: Andrea Palframan Director of Communication, RAVEN – Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs
Andrea Palframan(she/her; settler of Scottish and Irish ancestry living on unceded Hul’quimin’um speaking-people’s lands) is RAVEN’s Director of Communication. She is dedicated to make media that brings the strength of data together with the power of storytelling. She holds a Masters in Intercultural & International Communication. Her research focus— how Indigenous communities are responding to, resisting, and adapting to climate change—forms the underpinning of her understanding of environmental justice and human rights issues. Her documentary “Raven People Rising” screened at VIFF and won People’s Choice award at the Vox Popular Film Festival; she is also the producer of “The Story of a Girl” with the Visual Epidemiology Project
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