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Lecture: Land Grab University – The Right to Food & TIAA’s Land Speculation in Brazil & the US
October 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
LAND GRAB UNIVERSITY: The Right to Food and TIAA’s Land Speculation in Brazil and the US
A conversation with activist-scholar
Altamiran Ribeiro, Pastoral Land Commission of the Catholic Church, Piauí, Brazil
October 17, 12pm
TIAA now claims to be the largest private manager of farmland and forests globally. Learn about the devastating effects of TIAA’s land acquisitions for soy plantations in northeastern Brazil, as well as their buying of farmland in the United States, and hear about a campaign to pressure TIAA to change their practices. University students, faculty and staff have a key role to play in changing policies and practices of farmland tenure that threaten communities.