You are invited to join us for a virtual Zoom presentation with University of Minnesota student Max Yusen on Indigenous Consultation and Lithium Development in Bolivia on Thursday, April 22nd from 6pm-7pm CST. Mano a Mano will also share a brief update about some of our recent projects as well. To sign up, please email nate@manoamano.org with “RSVP” in the subject line; we will email you the Zoom meeting link on Thursday afternoon a few hours prior to the event starting.

Visiting the Uyuni Salt Flats on the Mano a Mano plane. The Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world, and home to the single largest deposit of lithium.

About Guest Speaker Max Yusen

I’m a senior at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, majoring in Environmental Sciences, Policy & Management and minoring in Spanish. I’m currently writing my senior honors thesis on Indigenous Consultation and Lithium Development in Bolivia, which focuses on the intersection of indigenous rights, environmental protection, and sustainable development in a Spanish-speaking country.

About Mano a Mano’s Speaker Series

Ernie Whiteman, Cultural Director of Dream of Wild Health was one of our monthly guest speakers in late 2019 (RIP Ernie).

Mano a Mano started our monthly Speaker Series a few years ago as a way to engage with researchers and practitioners working with indigenous peoples on development and environmental issues. Our goal is to share and learn from each other and to support the indigenous peoples that we serve.

Event Details

  • WHAT: University of Minnesota student Max Yusen on Indigenous Consultation and Lithium Development in Bolivia (and a brief Mano a Mano update)
  • WHEN: Thursday, April 22nd from 6pm-7pm Central Standard Time
  • WHERE: Virtual on Zoom
  • HOW TO SIGN UP: Email nate@manoamano.org with “RSVP” in the subject line; we will email you the Zoom meeting link on Thursday afternoon a few hours prior to the event starting.