Land and Social Justice in the Colombian Peace Process
A conversation with Alfredo Molano on the critical elements for an inclusive peace.
Alfredo Molano’s current tour in Canada comes at a critical moment as the Colombian Peace talks continue. It is hoped that current negotiations to will lead to an agreement to end the five decades long conflict, which has created more than 6.7 million victims and taken at least 220,000 lives. Molano’s intellectual contributions highlight the importance of addressing longstanding issues including inequality, rural development, land rights, democracy and the rise of paramilitarism in the country.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
5 to 7 p.m.
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
Fauteux Hall – FTX570
(57 Louis Pasteur, uOttawa)
The event will be in English and Spanish.
RSVP at HRREC@uOttawa.ca
Alfredo MOLANO | Renowned Colombian sociologist, journalist and writer who has dedicated his life to writing about the historical origins of the rural conflict, particularly among excluded peasant, indigenous and afro-Colombian peoples. He has followed the peace process closely, and has carried out detailed interviews with government and FARC negotiators.
Benoit ANDRE | Executive Director, Peace Brigades International Canada
Nelson Arturo OVALLE DIAZ | Part-time Professor at the University of Ottawa, Nelson’s research interests include human rights, social justice, transitional justice and public policy putting an emphasis on international law and justice for indigenous people.