Nature, rights and virtues

Mar 23, 2017

Buen vivir is the indigenous concept of living well, in harmony with nature, and it is a central theme of the UBC Museum of Anthropology’s new exhibition: “Amazonia: The Rights of Nature.” In this workshop, participants will examine connections between buen vivir and the rights of nature, the right to a healthy environment, the virtues of nature, and virtue ethics in environmentalism. The goals will be to explore ways that buen vivir might be enshrined in constitutions, laws and policies. The public is also invited to a screening of the documentary “Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World,” on Thursday, March 16 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Lecture Theatre 102, Lasserre Building.


David Richard Boyd 
Silver Donald Cameron 
Sheryl Lightfoot 
Nuno Porto 
Ken Sharpe 
Lisa Sundstrom

This is a FREE event but registration is required.