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- Talk and Acoustic Performance by Cuban/British collaboration X Planet
- Symposium: 'Radical Americas'
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- Book Launch: 'Seeking a New Majority: The Republican Party and American Politics, 1960-1980'
- Talk: 'No Room for Fear: Mapping the Hollywood Transition, 1947-1962.'
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- Talk: 'Ignorant Negroes, Tyrannical Masters: William Burnley and Caribbean Slavery'
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- Talk and book launch: 'Toward a New International History of the Vietnam War'
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- Film screening and dialogue: 'Judging the Generals: Human Rights Trials in Chile 15 Years after the Pinochet Case'
- Conference: 'William Lyon Mackenzie King: Unsung Hero?'
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- Book Launch: 'Citizenship and Political Violence in Peru: an Andean Town 1870s-1970s'
- Lecture: 'Love, Dance and Age in the Port of Veracruz'
- ***CHANGE OF VENUE***Lecture: Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival and Fall
- ***CHANGE OF DATE*** Lecture: 'New Identities and New Border Crossings in the Southern Mexican Frontier'
- Lecture: Kevin Middlebrook on: Labour Movements and Democratization in Latin America: Mexico in Comparative Perspective
- Book Launch: 'Mestizo Genomics: Race Mixture, Nature and Science in Latin America'
- UCL Meets the Americas: The UCL Americas Research Network Seminars series
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- Workshop: '40 Years On: Reflecting on the Chilean Coup'
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- Bringing rights and citizenship into social protection: Latin America in comparative perspective
- Culture of Peace: A Public Lecture by Antanas Mockus
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- Lecture: 'The Future of the Americas at the British Museum'
- Talk: 'The Metamuseum and the World'
- Public Lecture: Scott Berg on 'Woodrow Wilson: The Man and the Icon'
- The 2nd Richard E Neustadt Lecture on the American Presidency: Randall Woods on Lyndon B Johnson and the 'Other War' in Vietnam
- John F Kennedy’s Presidential Heritage
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- ***CANCELLED ***
- Caribbean Postgraduate Network
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- Film screening: 'We women warriors' (Dir. Nicole Karsin - USA/Colombia, 2012; 82 mins.)
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- Seminar: 'London Entangled: Indigenous Histories at the Heart of Empire'
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- Book Launch: 'Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America'
- Book Launch, Documentary and Talk: 'Creative Writing in Women's Prisons'
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- Roundtable discussion: 'Democracy in Argentina: Thirty Years After the Transition'
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- The 2nd Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture - Tony Badger on: Eleanor and Franklin: Women and the New Deal
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- Seminar: Dialogic Justice and Social Rights in Recent Latin American Practice
- Leverhulme Lecture II - Roberto Gargarella on: Two Centuries of Constitutional Debates in the Americas
- IHR Latin American History Seminars: The Promise of APRA and Why it Failed: Learning from the Experience of a Town in Peru's Central Andes, 1931-1948
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- Lunch Hour Lecture: Gender equality and women’s rights in Latin America
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- Lecture: Citizen Participation: Political Context and Associations. A Comparative Study of Bogota (Colombia) and Madrid (Spain)
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- Refiguring Self, Nation, and ‘Foreign’ through Lottery Scamming in Jamaica
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Seminar: Interrogating Race and Achievement: Racialised Facilitative Capital and the Underachievement of Afro-Trinidadian Boys
Starts: Oct 1, 2014 5:30:00 PM
Seminar: A New Path for Mexico? Interim Assessments of the Peña Nieto Administration And Recent Constitutional Reforms
Starts: Oct 8, 2014 1:30:00 PM
Starts: Oct 8, 2014 5:30:00 PM
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Starts: Oct 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM
Talk: Spaces of Humanitarian Resistance: Community neutrality in the Colombian conflict
Publication date: Mar 17, 2014 3:41:21 PM
Mar 24, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 24, 2014 7:30:00 PM
Location: UCL DPU Building Room 101, 34 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EZ
The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó is a collective of over 500 peasant farmers in the Urabá region of North-West Colombia. The community has faced threats, displacement, and massacres due to its principled decision to declare itself as neutral in the midst of war. Since its formation in 1997, over 200 farmers from the region have been murdered. With many economic interests in their lands and the continued presence of illegal armed groups, the community remains in grave danger, and remaining on their land is a daily struggle.
Their declaration of neutrality is based on the principle of distinction between combatants and civilians in international humanitarian law. Living spaces are clearly marked out as civilian; members claim their right to non-involvement in the conflict and demand that armed actors do not enter their living areas. This principle has enabled them to return to many of their settlements after displacement.
The speakers, German Graciano Posso and Gildardo Tuberquia Usuga will
share experiences of peaceful resistance against the odds, drawing on their use
of international human rights law and the collective resilience of pursuing and
promoting their way of life.
German Graciano Posso was born in 1982. His father and various family members have been murdered by paramilitaries and other armed groups. Due to this violence the whole family were displaced from El Porvenir in 1996. In 2013 his leadership and hard work led German to be elected legal representative of the Peace Community.
Gildardo Tuberquia Usuga was born in 1974. He has been a member of the Internal Council of the Peace Community since its foundation in 1997. In February 2005 paramilitaries on patrol with the Colombian army committed a massacre in his home hamlet of Mulatos, displacing the rest of the village. In 2008, Gildardo initiated and led their return. He now coordinates the Eduardo Guerra Peace Hamlet, named after one of the murdered leaders.
The event is co-hosted by The Bartlett Development Planning
Unit, UCL Institute of the Americas, Peace Brigades International UK, and UCL
Colombian Society. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is recommended.