April 17, 2009

Colombia Events in Vancouver!


For those of you in the Vancouver area, we are posting two FREE events planned for this weekend in Vancouver, BC on Colombia. Given the advancing (but stoppable!) ratification of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement in the Canadian Parliament -- an agreement with the sole purpose of absolving a regime of its crimes against its own people through the use of Canada's (highly disputable) reputation for human rights in the world -- we encourage your participation in these events.

Interpretation will be available in English and Spanish for both events!

Many thanks,
La Chiva

Saturday, April 18
Film Presentation and Discussion:
"Country of the Peoples without Owners"
A documentary produced by the Communications Network of the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca (ACIN) about the recent popular mobilizations in Colombia. 45 Minutes; Spanish with English subtitles.
Speakers include: Doña Vicky (CIPO, Oaxaca), Manuel Rozental (Hemispheric Social Alliance, Polo Democratico Alternativo, Colombia) and Gustavo Ulcué (ACIN).
Location: UBC Robson Square (Downtown Vancouver), Room C215,
Time: 3-5pm

Presented by: CIPO, Grupo Atarraya, La Chiva Collective, and UBC Latin American Studies

Sunday, April 19
Public Workshop -
"Colombia, the Conflicts and Beyond: Perspectives on a Canadian Ally"
For detailed information on speakers and panels, see: http://www.sfu.ca/las/news/ColombiaTheConflictsandBeyond.html
Location: SFU Segal School of Business (Downtown Vancouver), 500 Granville Street
Time: 10am-5pm

Presented by: SFU and UBC Latin American Studies, Latin American Studies Students' Union, Simon Fraser Students' Society, Graduate Students' Society (SFU), La Chiva.

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