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Colombia: What Happens When Social Movements Win Electoral Power?

May 30 - June 8

TOTAL COST: $1,410 + airfare + visa fee (Due April 30, 2018)

DEPOSIT: $150 (Application and Deposit Due March 30, 2018)

THIS DELEGATION IS ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS AND STAFF OF THE MINNESOTA ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN 

 

TO APPLY CONTACT: phillipcryan@gmail.com

Organizers and leaders from Our Minnesota Future organizations will explore the lessons Colombian social movement leaders learned about “co-governing” when they elected people from their own movements and organizations into state or city office.

How do social movement organizations maintain their independence and continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, when the office-holder they’re making demands on comes out of their own movement?

How have larger economic and political forces, such as U.S. foreign policy toward Colombia, constrained and shaped the options for progressive state or city-level governance in Colombia?

What were the hardest moments and rudest awakenings, in practicing “co-governing”? What advice do they have for us?

Participants in this delegation will:

  • Meet with a wide range of Colombian movement leaders – with an emphasis on organizations that put pressure on elected officials that came out of their own organizations, and on those elected officials and people who worked with them directly on the “inside.”
  • Travel in both urban/rural areas, to get a better understanding of the issues at stake in Colombian social-movement justice struggles.
  • Discover the impacts US policy has on the everyday lives of diverse groups of Colombians, and learn about the current status of the Colombian peace process – all in order to better inform advocay and action back in the US to advance peace and justice in Colombia.

TO APPLY CONTACT: phillipcryan@gmail.com

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For More Information Contact Delegation Coordinator:

Phillip Cryan at phillipcryan@gmail.com

 

Details

Start:
May 30
End:
June 8
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Organizer

Phillip Cryan
Website:
phillipcryan@gmail.com