Feminism and the construction of peace in Colombia

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Please join us for this exciting event at Augsburg on Mon., 10/9 at 7:30 pm. Carol Rojas, a feminist resistance leader in Colombia, will lead an interactive workshop where she will invite us to learn about women constructing peace in Colombia. Her workshop asks participants to reflect on feminism and antimilitarism to get patriarchy out of our systems through interactive body movements and participatory activities.

Mon., Oct. 9th, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Marshall Room,1st fl., Christensen Center

Objective: To foster a space for exchange and reflection that makes it possible to share the experience of popular feminism and antimilitarism in the search for the construction of possible scenarios for hope, democracy and peace in Colombia.
Working Questions: What emerges in Colombia after the peace process? How does popular feminism contribute to the construction of peace? What are the challenges of an anti-militarist vision in the face of the end of wars? Why did the armed conflict originate in Colombia? What do we know about the peace process for Colombia?
This workshop is co-sponsored by General Education, Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies, History, the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Sabo Center. This event will prepare us to begin thinking about the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg that will honor Nobel Laureate and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. WFP’s 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. To learn more visit http://www.witnessforpeace.org.