[act-ma] Sun. 10/9 to Fri. 10/14: Colombia Vive Fall tour

Bill Spirito (BASE) spirito at spanishclassesboston.com
Sat Oct 1 13:20:28 PDT 2011


Colombia ViveWelcomes

ADIL MELE?NDEZAS FEATURED GUEST FOR THE

2011 SPEAKING TOUR

/A tireless defender and promoter of individual human rights and the 
fundamental constitutional rights of vulnerable communities in Colombia, 
attorney Mele?ndez will describe/

/*THE TWO FACES OF CARTAGENA,*/

/*THE TWO FACES OF COLOMBIA:*/

/*Forced Displacement and*/

/*Human Rights Violations*/


Mele?ndez will draw on his personal and professional experiences as an 
organizer in community groups, campesino movements, and the national 
Movement of Victims of State Crimes--MOVICE--to describe the ongoing 
human rights crisis in Colombia, with a particular emphasis on the 
displacement of communities in Bolivar and Sucre. He will offer insight 
into the "other side" of Cartagena, a city known best in the US as a 
popular beach resort, but one also characterized by large infrastructure 
projects that improve conditions for tourism and commercial development 
while leaving thousands of poor and politically disenfranchised 
residents without basic services.

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/Where to hear Adil Mele?ndez speak in Boston:/


October 9, 11:45 am Fellowship Hall,*Church of the Covenant*, 67 Newbury 
Street, Boston


October 10, 10:00 am*WUNR 1600 AM* de radio interview with William Peña 
Lopera

October 11, 6:00 pm*Boston University School of Law*, Barrister's Hall, 
765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

October 12, 10:00 am*Salem State College*, Sullivan Building 109, Salem

October 12,12:30 pm - 2:30 pm*North Shore Labor Council*, Local 201 
Hall, 112 Exchange Street, Lynn


October 12, 7:00 pm*Tufts University*, Barnum 104, Medford

October 13, 1:15 - 2:15 pm*Episcopal Divinity School,*99 Brattle Street, 
Cambridge

October 13, 6:00 pm*DRCLAS**Harvard University*, CGIS South, Belfer Case 
Study Room, S-020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

October 14,6:00 pm - 9:00 pm*Encuentro 5*,33 Harrison Avenue, 5th Floor, 
Boston



Contact: Ana Zambrano, Director contact at colombiavive.org, 617.605.2247

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/Colombia Vive's co-sponsors for the 2011 Speaking Tour are 
the//*Colombia Human Rights Committee*//in Washington, DC, 
and//*Movimiento por la Paz en Colombia*//in New York City. Each year, 
the three organi- zations bring Colombian human rights activists to the 
US to educate the public and policymakers about the ongoing struggle for 
peace in Colombia and to highlight the inspiring initiatives of 
Colombians working for peace. With a critical Congressional vote on a 
dangerously flawed free trade agreement between the US and Colombia 
scheduled for this fall, vulnerable populations in Colombia need our 
solidarity more than ever./




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