Manuela Picq Presents at Global Futures Initiatives Speaker Series

Thursday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m. – Maneula Picq will present Vernacular Sovereignties: Indigenous Women Challenging World Politics as part of the University of New Mexico’s Global Futures Initiative Speakers Series. The book is the fruit of a decade working with Kichwa peoples in the Ecuadorean Andes. Her work at the intersection of scholarship, journalism, and activism led her to be detained and expelled by the government of Ecuador in 2015, then nominated in a New Generation of Public Intellectuals in 2018.

Global Futures is an interdisciplinary arts and humanities initiative for critical inquiry, pedagogical innovation, and social justice. The manifold and accelerating crisis of the current historical moment presents unique challenges that require creative new forms of research and collective action. The Global Futures Initiative brings together artists, activists, organizers, and scholars to creatively envision new social possibilities that connect community-based engagement and global movements for social transformation and planetary futurity. 

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