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March 2018

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

March 19 - March 28

TOTAL COST: $1,450 + airfare (Remainder of Balance Due: Feb. 15th, 2018 )……..........................................                                           Deposit: $150 (Application and Deposit Due: Jan. 15th, 2018 Click here to apply for this delegation 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…

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May 2018

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…

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June 2018

Colombia: Women-Led Peace Building and Food Sovereignty

June 21 - June 30

Total Cost: $1400 plus international airfare---------------------------------Total Due: May 21, 2018 Deposit: $150--------------------------------------------Application and Deposit Due: April 21, 2018 Click here to apply This delegation will strive to ask certain questions about peace in Colombia: Can peace be achieved without women, Afro-Colombian, and Indigenous communities being integrally involved? How do grassroots social movements  challenge the bilateral model? Delegates on this trip will witness the ways in which Colombian women are building peace in their communities, and are resisting the current military…

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August 2018

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE COAL

August 1 - August 8

Colombia is the largest recipient of U.S. military aid in the hemisphere, and also the country with the highest levels of state and paramilitary violence, including forced displacement, killings of journalists, trade unionists, and human rights activists. Foreign corporations, many of which are engaged in the large-scale extraction of natural resources, benefit from this situation.  They control Colombia’s coal mines, which supply power plants in the United States while generating immense profits for mining companies.  These corporations have been accused…

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