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A Woman’s Tale: Approaching Community Peacebuilding in Colombia with a Feminist Perspective

March 19 - March 28

TOTAL COST: $1,450 + airfare (Application and Balance Due: Feb. 19th, 2018 )                                

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El pueblo no se rinde, ¡carajo! In May and June of 2017, residents of Buenaventura, Colombia held a three week long civic strike to protest a continued history of government neglect. The strike ended when government officials and strike leaders agreed to continue negotiations on a variety of issues including health, human rights, and economic opportunities. Many strike leaders and participants have been women defending their rights and the rights of their communities.

This delegation aims to highlight the voices and stories of women involved in activist work in Buenaventura and surrounding areas. Throughout this delegation, we will meet with women and women-led organizations, asking questions about how state abandonment, U.S. policies, and their activist work have impacted their lives.

What it is like organizing as a woman? How are women crafting peace at home while also working towards regional and national peace? How can we learn from them and support their movements?

Participants on this delegation will:

*Meet with a wide range of Colombians (community leaders, growers, displaced persons, and human rights defenders) with a specific emphasis on women

*Explore the connections between women’s rights and human rights

*Learn about social organizing in Colombia

*Discover the impacts U.S. policies have on the everyday lives of women in Colombia

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For more information, contact delegation coordinator:
Chelsey Dyer, cgdyer@ncsu.edu


March 19
March 28
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Chelsey Dyer