On May 27, 2020, the Promise Institute for Human Rights brought together experts for a virtual panel discussing the meaning of COVID-19 for the rights of indigenous peoples in Abya Yala. The panel was organized and moderated by Joseph Berra, Human Rights in the Americas Project Director at the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law, and featured: Felipe Cruz, Indigenous scholar and member of the Tuxá community of northeast Brazil; Kristen Carpenter, chair and North American member of the UN Expert Mechanism On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples; and Soledad Garcia Muñoz, Special Rapporteur for Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The event was co-sponsored by the UCLA Latin American Institute, the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, and the Native Nations Law & Policy Center at UCLA School of Law.

Please click here for a link to the blogpost article on this event. Also, please click on the image below to view this webinar in its entirety on YouTube.

Panel Highlights Pandemia and Indigenous Communities: the meaning of COVID-19 for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Abya Yala