Indigenous and Western Conceptions of Justice Brown Bag

Event Details

March 7, 2019
12:00 pm-1:15 pm

Furcolo Hall

Room: 101

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

European colonization of the Indigenous peoples of Abya Yala (North, Central & South America) has prevented most of us from knowing and appreciating values of Indigenous cultures. This talk will focus on general principles and conceptions of justice in the indigenous (Andean and Amazonian) Peruvian world and compare them to the Western world. Specifically, I will discuss the role these conceptions play in current conflicts between the Peruvian state, industrial corporations, and Indigenous peoples. I will also examine some challenges posed by these conceptions for politics of multiculturalism and interculturality.

Speaker: Luis M. Valdiviezo Arista (’12 EdD) is a UMass Amherst Social Justice Education alumnus. Currently, he is professor of education and teaches courses on ethics, philosophy and education at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).