Environmental Justice and the Murder of Berta Cáceres

Rosemary Joyce

Title Conditional: Environmental Justice and the Murder of Berta Cáceres
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm | 223 Moses Hall

Berta Cáceres. (Photo by prachatal.)
Berta Cáceres. (Photo by prachatal.)

In March of this year, assailants murdered Berta Cáceres, a decorated Honduran environmental activist and founder of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras. Rosemary Joyce discusses the shocking circumstances Cáceres’s assassination and why it reveals the impunity of those in power in Honduras today. 

Rosemary Joyce is the Alice S. Davis Endowed Chair in Anthropology at UC Berkeley. In 2011, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Federal Cultural Property Advisory Committee. She has spent more than 35 years conducting archaeological fieldwork in Honduras. 

Rosemary Joyce. (Photo by CLAS.)
Rosemary Joyce. (Photo by CLAS.)

People crowd into the room for Joyce's lecture. (Photo by CLAS.)
People crowd into the room for Joyce's lecture. (Photo by CLAS.)

Rosemary Joyce and Berta Cáceres' nephew, Silvio Carillo. journalist and Executive Producer at Fusion. (Photo by CLAS.)
Rosemary Joyce and Berta Cáceres' nephew, Silvio Carrillo. journalist and Executive Producer at Fusion. (Photo by CLAS.)

Carillo talks to members of the audience after the lecture. (Photo by CLAS.)
Carillo talks to members of the audience after the lecture. (Photo by CLAS.)

Berta Cáceres. (Photo by prachatal.)
Berta Cáceres. (Photo by prachatal.)