Lot Eight / Lote Ocho


  • Rachel Small York University, Mining Injustice Solidarity Network




extraction, mining injustice, colonization, spoken word, poetry,


This piece was submitted as a spoken-word poem. A recording can be found on UnderCurrents' SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/undercurrentsatyork/lot-eight-lote-ocho
Special thanks to Ruben Esguerra, audio engineer on the recording.

[Author's Note - Content warning: this poem discusses sexual, gendered, and other forms of violence.]

Dedicated to the women of Lot 8 who are fighting like hell for justice not only on their land in Guatemala, but who have brought their historic fight into Canadian courts as well...

Find full piece in .pdf below.

Author Biography

Rachel Small, York University, Mining Injustice Solidarity Network

Rachel Small is a community builder, artist, wordsmith, & facilitator. She spends much of her time working within environmental justice movements, and, more specifically, has been working in solidarity with communities impacted by Canadian extractive projects in Latin America for nearly a decade. She organizes in Toronto with the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network and Breaking the Silence and has an MA in Environmental Studies from York University.




How to Cite

Small, R. (2017). Lot Eight / Lote Ocho. UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies, 20, 32–35. https://doi.org/10.25071/2292-4736/39973