Leo's been working on issues related to environmental protection, people's sovereignty over land, coal mining, indigenous resistance, organic products cooperative and others ever since. Currently Leo is part of an organization called FAOICIN that is running a campaign to promote sustainable projects as an alternative for communities, associations, and other indigenous social actors to promote the recovery of ancestral customs. He's also in charge of the human rights club at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and he's starting up organizing Marea Creciente / Rising Tide and a Climate Camp there!
He'll be discussing his communities work in Ecuador, the damage done by the oil industry, and efforts to build a more just, sustainable society in Ecuador.
Here is the dates for Leo's tour. Some information is TBA, but contact information for each event is below!
Portland State U.
4:00 pm in the Smith Bldg, rm 338
Black Rose Books
Lewis and Clark College
R Howard Hall (right across from the library) room 114.