Class of 2000 Alum Jonathan Luna recently came to give presentations to speak about the environmental crisis in Latin America and the importance of taking action to make a difference.
Luna is a environmental activist in many countries in Latin America, standing up against the government’s unfair treatment of indigenous people and their land. Governments and foreign multinational corporations in an attempt to implement neoliberal economic policies, displace many people to create dams, water treatment systems and other infrastructure leaving them to fend for themselves. Ironically, these systems are made to serve the community, yet exclude those who have been moved for them.
Luna works with the Beehive Collective, a group of artists that designed a large-scale mural of Latin America to to help diverse audiences understand this history of exploitation and learn stories of resistance by local communities.