E-LAW Advocate Carlota Sanchez Aizcorbe of Argentina (d. 2005)
Remembering Carlota and Vincent
E-LAW has bid farewell to two pioneering grassroots advocates. In December 2005, Carlota Sanchez Aizcorbe was killed in a boating accident on Argentina’s Tigre River. In 1983, Carlota founded Fundaci—n Pro Tigre y Cuenca del Plata (Pro Tigre) to protect freshwater resources in Argentina. She became active in the E-LAW network in 1993.
E-LAW Advocate Vincent Shauri of Tanzania (d. 2006)
In February 2006, Vincent Shauri passed away following treatment for cancer and a bout of malaria. Vincent was Executive Director of the Lawyer’s Environmental Action Team in Tanzania. He became active in the E-LAW network in 1995. Vincent was laid to rest at his birthplace, in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Stanford Recognizes E-LAW
E-LAW`s high-impact work in Chile is featured in the latest issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Laila Weir, a freelance writer based in Santiago, describes E-LAW`s work with Chilean partners to stop the illegal export of timber and hold a metal processing company accountable for contaminating a border community in the Atacama Desert. The full report is available on E-LAW`s web site.
Lori Maddox (third from left), E-LAW U.S. Associate Director and keynote speaker at Hollins University`s first annual Women`s Leadership and Social Change Conference. ((L to R) Jane Aiken, Washington University Professor of Law; Mildred Emory Persinger, World YWCA Representative to the UN; Lori Maddox, Associate Director, E-LAW U.S.; and Debra Abbott, founder of the Stillwater Institute for Social Justice.)
Women’s Leadership at Hollins
Lori Maddox, E-LAW U.S. Associate Director, delivered a keynote address at Hollins University`s first annual Women`s Leadership and Social Change Conference. She is pictured here (third from left) with fellow alumnae speakers (L to R) Jane Aiken, Washington University Professor of Law; Mildred Emory Persinger, World YWCA Representative to the UN; and Debra Abbott, founder of the Stillwater Institute for Social Justice. Hollins University is located in Roanoke, Virginia.
Celebrating 15 Years
This year, E-LAW U.S. is celebrating 15 years of work with partners around the world to fight for clean air, clean water, and healthy ecosystems. We have come far from the vision of our founders and have built a strong, vibrant community of courageous environmental advocates from 60 countries who are dedicated to sharing their expertise, experience, and support to colleagues around the world.
In celebration of E-LAW`s anniversary, we are holding events throughout the year. In April and May, E-LAW U.S. is hosting events in Eugene, Portland, and Corvallis with visiting attorney Hector Huertas of Centro de Asistencia Legal Popular (CEALP) of Panama. His visit is generously supported by the Spirit Mountain Community Fund, established by the Grand Ronde Tribe of Oregon. Spirit Mountain Community Fund is matching gifts to E-LAW U.S. for our work with indigenous peoples around the world.
Law students from the National University of Rosario in Argentina. From left to right: Francisco Jose Venetucci (Argentina), Peggy Dame (American English Institute), Jen Gleason (E-LAW U.S. Staff Attorney), Meche Lu (E-LAW U.S. Environmental Research Scientist), Tilah Larson (E-LAW U.S. extern), Lori Maddox (E-LAW U.S. Associate Director), Marianela Savarecio (Argentina), Bern Johnson (E-LAW U.S. Executive Director), Samanta Lastorta (Argentina), Maria Fernanda Gonzalez (Argentina), Fazrin Rahmadani (Working Exchange Fellow, Indonesia), and Carolyn Sykora (E-LAW U.S. Education Director).
Law Students Visit from Argentina
Law students from the National University of Rosario in Argentina visited E-LAW U.S. in March. They learned about E-LAW`s work in Argentina cleaning up waterways and protecting communities from toxic pesticides.