[act-ma] 4/03 Forum on displacement, land reclamation and corporate power in Colombia THURSDAY:

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Mar 31 10:23:50 PDT 2008

The MIT Western Hemisphere project and MIT Amnesty International Present:

*Forum on displacement, land reclamation, and corporate power in Colombia
*With Colombian land reclamation activist Eustaquio Polo

Thursday April 3rd
Building 4 Room 163
map: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=4&Buildings=go

Colombia has the second largest internally displaced population in the
world, second only to Sudan. Communities continue to be forcibly
displaced, usually to make way for corporate interests including mineral
mining and palm plantations for biofuels export to Europe. Eustaquio
Polo, a Colombian land reclamation activist will discuss issues related
to displacement, corporate power, and the struggle for human rights and
justice in Colombia. Eustoquio has recently received death threats from
government-backed paramilitaries. In this speaking tour he will share
his first hand experiences and gain public exposure in the US to offer
some protection when he returns to Colombia.

The event is free and open to the public

Sponsored by: MIT Western Hemisphere Project, Colombia Vive, MIT Amnesty

Contact: hemisphere-feedback at mit.edu <mailto:hemisphere-feedback at mit.edu>

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