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Event details global resistance to big oil

September 27, 2013

A public event hosted by Loyola University New Orleans Friday, Oct. 4 explores the roles communities situated near oil reserves—from Nigeria to the Gulf Coast—play in the social, ecological, political and ethical dimensions of the global oil industry and resistance movements to big oil abuses. The free event features Cherri Foytlin, co-founder of Gulf Change, along with Mika Minio-Paluello and Anna Galkina of London-based activism group, Platform, which has challenged the impacts of global oil companies for the past 15 years.

The event, “The Oil Road: Global Resistance to BP,” is set for 7:30 p.m. in Miller Hall, room 114 on Loyola’s main campus. It is sponsored by the Loyola Environment Program and the Gregory F. Curtin, S.J. Professorship.

Featured speaker Minio-Paluello is the co-author of “The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London,” a book Ireland’s Sunday Business Post called “no dry historiography.”

“Part-travelogue, part-reportage, ‘The Oil Road’ is a powerful … account of how a valuable natural resource can ruin the lives of ordinary people,” according to the Sunday Business Post.

For more information, please contact John P. Clark, Ph.D., the Gregory F. Curtin, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Loyola, at 504-865-2790.

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