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Presentation: Charo Mina Rojas, Afrocolombian Territorial and Human Rights, Gender and Peace Activist

The CESD Program, the Teaching & Learning Fellowship and Sociology Dept. in Honour of International Women’s Day Presents:

Charo Mina Rojas, Afrocolombian Territorial and Human Rights, Gender and Peace Activist

With Dr. Sheila Gruner, CESD Professor

Thursday, March 9


NW200 Great West Life at Algoma University

The “Havana Peace Accords” recently signed in Colombia include an Ethnic Chapter achieved by the Ethnic Commission for Peace and Defense of Territorial Rights, representing Indigenous and Afrocolombian communities and their collective territories. Racialized communities, and women in particular, have been disproportionately affected by violence, displacement and the internal armed conflict in Colombia, yet have been playing a pivotal role in peaceful resistance and social mobilization, the construction of peace and in building alternatives to conflict-ridden development, based on cultural concepts of “good life”, including Buen Vivir and Ubuntu.

Canada, and Algoma University have been invited to accompany the implementation of peace accords in Indigenous and Afrodesdendent collective territories over the next three years. Come and join Charo and Sheila to hear about Indigenous and Afrocolombian women’s efforts and developments in the peace process.

The book “Des/DIBUJANDO EL PAIS/aje: Aportes para la paz con los pueblos afrodescendientes e indigenas: Territorio, Autonomia y Buen Vivir” [Blurring/Drawing the Landscape/Country, Contributions to Peace with Afrodescendent and Indigenous peoples: Territory, Autonomy and Good Life] will be launched at the event.