Activist-analysts will discuss fires and deforestation occurring in Brazil and Bolivia, and alternative approaches.

Bird's eye view of South American continent blazes

New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host a teach-in on South America’s devastating rainforest fires with a range of Brazilian and Bolivian activists and analysts on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 5 p.m.-to-7 p.m. in the school’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Pl., New York, N.Y. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is RSVP is required.

The teach-in on the Amazonian fires will provide historical and political context for the similarities and differences between places, and address concrete alternatives.

Panelists include moderator Tom Kruse (New School) and discussants Maria Mendonça (University of Rio de Janeiro); Pablo Solon (Former Ambassador of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the UN); Alejandro Velasco (NYU Gallatin and NACLA Executive Director); Salo Coslovsky (NYU Wagner); and Gianpaolo Baiocchi (NYU Urban Democracy Lab).