Upcoming HUA Lecture: Columbian Activist Ligna Pulido

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Thu, Oct 4, 2012

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The lecture is titled “Walking the Word: Indigenous Peoples Peace and Justice Activism” and is on the subject of the  U.S. government’s role in the militarization of Columbia. It will take place at 4pm on Tuesday October 9th in the Lower Fuller Auditorium.

Here is a bit about Pulido’s background:

Pulido is an expert in the political participation of women and the particular impacts of militarization on women, expertise she has gained through hard personal experience in her community and her work at the Univeristy of Valle Center for Gender Studies. She works currently with Plan Salvaguardia. The Plan was born out of the 1991 Colombian Constitution and resulted from social movements’ insistence that the ethnic and territorial rights of indigenous communities and of Afro-Colombians be recognized. Comprising representatives from the 34 indigenous groups judged to be at risk of extinction, the Plan is responsible for creating and implementing ways that allow indigenous communities to remain in their territory while protecting their cultural and physical wellbeing.  Her national tour has been organized by Witness for Peace, a grassroots organization committed to non-violence and to supporting peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas.

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