The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, gave a public lecture at the New School for Public Engagement on Friday, September 23, 2011 titled, “A Concrete Alternative From Ecuador in the Midst of Climate Rhetoric: Yasuní-ITT.” The Yasuní National Forest is located in the eastern most region of Ecuador’s biodiversity-rich Amazon Rainforest and is also a known reservoir for about 20 per cent, or 840 million barrels, of Ecuador’s oil, valued at over USD$6 billion. The Yasuní-ITT initiative (Yasuní Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini) aims to collect USD$100 million from the global community by the end of December 2011 and USD$3.6 billion over a 13 year period in order to forego drilling for oil indefinitely.Lecture
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Film Screening. Iran #3037 was a clandestine center of detention and torture under the brutal regime of Pinochet. Referred to as The Sexy Blindfold (La Venda Sexy) or the Discotheque, known for sexual violation and abuse. Today activists call for the house to be transformed into a feminist memorial site.