Lottie Cunningham Wren: human rights, cattle ranching, and indigenous community responses to land theft in Nicaragua

Join Right Livelihood Award Laureate Lottie Cunningham Wren for a brief keynote and World Cafe-style discussion about human rights, illegal cattle ranching, and indigenous community responses to land theft in Nicaragua. The session begins with a 20-minute "conversation starter" from Lottie followed by a series of small-group and whole-group conversations.

This session is a guest visit by Lottie and UCSC Right Livelihood Coordinator David Shaw to Shawn Nichols Politics 175, "Human Rights" course. Join us!


Lottie Cunningham Wren is a lawyer from the Miskito indigenous group in Nicaragua, defending the rights of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples to their land and resources. She has been instrumental in ensuring legal protections, including initiating the process of demarcation and titling of indigenous lands. Cunningham has fought to uphold the human rights of indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants, protecting them and their livelihoods from armed settlers. She directs CEJUDHCAN, a not-for-profit providing educational programs, legal support, and practical assistance to indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant communities on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. In 2020 she received the Right Livelihood Award "For her ceaseless dedication to the protection of indigenous lands and communities from exploitation and plunder."


The Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz is a partnership between UC Santa Cruz and the Right Livelihood Foundation linking faculty and students with ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ winners for research and education about proven solutions to the world’s most pressing global problems. 

Questions? rightlivelihood@ucsc.edu


Dial-In Information


Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 5:20pm to 6:55pm

Virtual Event