Environmental Justice and the Murder of Berta Cáceres

Rosemary Joyce

Part of the Fall 2016 Bay Area Latin America Forum

October 12, 2016

Event Description 

In March of this year, assailants murdered Berta Cáceres, a decorated Honduran environmental activist and founder of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras. Rosemary Joyce discusses the shocking circumstances Cáceres’s assassination and why it reveals the impunity of those in power in Honduras today. 


Rosemary Joyce is the Alice S. Davis Endowed Chair in Anthropology at UC Berkeley. In 2011, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Federal Cultural Property Advisory Committee. She has spent more than 35 years conducting archaeological fieldwork in Honduras.