CPT INTERNATIONAL: Colombia delegation to focus on land struggles and corporate mega-projects 3-16 March 2011. APPLY BY 1 FEBRUARY

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12 January 2010
CPT INTERNATIONAL: Colombia delegation to focus on
land struggles and corporate mega-projects, 3-16 March 2011.  APPLY BY 1 FEBRUARY

 

Join CPT Colombia members in accompanying
FEDEAGROMISBOL, a federation of subsistence miners and small farmers in the
Southern Bolivar province.  Learn
how those in power regard the presence of small-scale miners and campesinos in
a resource-rich part of Colombia to be a barrier to economic development by
large corporate interests.  

Understand how international mining corporations and large-scale palm oil
projects are a root cause of the Colombian conflict and forced displacement.  Meet communities that continue to
struggle for their territory, culture, and protection of the environment.  Delegates will also visit organizations
in Barrancabermeja, the industrial city in the Magdalena Medio region where
CPT’s full-time team has been based since 2001.

 Some
physical rigors may be involved, such as hiking in mud and heat or mountains,
hours-long trips by boat or truck, and generally long days.

CPT seeks participants who are interested in human
rights work, committed to nonviolence and to undoing racism, and willing to
participate in team worship and reflection.  Delegates should have plans to share about the trip upon
return to their home communities and congregations.  Apply today!

(Other Colombia delegations are set for May 19-June
2, July 14-27, and September 22-October 5, 2011.  The focus will be announced later.  A national delegation for Colombians is set for April 16-23.
*)

For more information, contact Claire Evans, CPT
Delegations Coordinator, PO Box 6508, Chicago, IL 60680; phone 773-376-0550;
fax 773-376-0549; e-mail delegations@cpt.org, or see CPT’s website at: https://cpt.org/participate/delegation

Delegates raise $2100 US/ $2400 Cdn, which
covers roundtrip airfare from a designated U.S. or Canadian city, all
in-country travel, meals, accommodations and program support.  If traveling from another country,
please contact the Delegations Coordinator for details, delegations@cpt.org.

CPT has limited funds available to assist
applicants who otherwise could not participate.  CPT is committed to undoing racism and will give preference
for funding support to applicants from communities that have been disadvantaged
by racism.

English language fluency is required for full
participation, except for the Colombia national delegation (Spanish). 

*For more information on the Colombia national delegation, contact CPT
Colombia, ecapcolombia@edatel.net.co
for more information.

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