Human Rights, Peace, and Indigenous Rights in Colombia (11.24.23)
Join us for a conversation with MIGUEL FERNÁNDEZ, peasant and labor leader representing the Committee for the Integration of the Colombian Massif (CIMA), and FRANCISCO RAMIREZ CUELLAR, labor lawyer, about the human rights situation, the environmental effects of multinational interventions, and the impact of the armed conflict on the communities of the region.
Tuesday, October 24
5:30 to 7 PM
Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road
The Macizo Colombiano is a breathtaking region of the Southern Andean Mountain Range characterized by vast geographic and ethnic diversity. It is home to the headwaters of the Magdalena and Cauca rivers, two of Colombia’s most important waterways. The ecological conservation of the Macizo is crucial for the survival of the animals, plants, and indigenous, Afro-Colombian, and peasant communities that reside there.
CIMA is a grassroots organization that has emerged in response to the historic neglect and abandonment of the region by the Colombian state. CIMA has united 13 municipalities in the Cauca department and 9 in the Nariño department, representing a diverse range of communities who are all committed to defending the Macizo and its people and environment.