Carol Rojas, Witness for Peace’s fall speaker, will present the free, public lecture “Witness for Peace: The Feminist Resistance in Columbia” at noon, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in ARH, Room 120.

Rojas will address the theory and practice of popular education and intersectional organizing in a dynamic of escalating violence in post-accords Colombia.

Rojas is an organizer with the Feminist Antimilitarist Network, a grassroots organization in Colombia recognized for its popular education model that supports demilitarization and eradication of systems of oppression based on sex, class, and race.

Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, grassroots organization committed to nonviolence. Its mission is to support peace, justice, and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Lunch will be provided.

Rojas' visit is sponsored by the Spanish Department, Peace and Conflict Studies, Latin American Studies, and the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights.

 

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