THE PEACE PROCESS IN COLOMBIA:
Marcia Mejia Chirimia speaks on how communities are organizations are working for a better future.
Colombia has experienced 50 years or more of unspeakable violence by right-winged paramilitary groups, left-wing guerilla groups, and Colombia's army, revolving around drug wars, the Cold War, and home-grown conflicts. Over 200,000 people have been killed, four-fifths of them civilian noncombatants. A recent peace agreement between the government and the FARC guerillas was narrowly rejected by an October 2 national referendum. Marcia Mejia, a leader of the SIA people, will share how some indigenous Colombian communities have responded to these conditions.
American Indian Studies, Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, Department of Foreign Languages and Literaures,College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; DACII committee, Hispanic Latino Cultural Center, and Coalition for Justice.