Delegations to Colombia
March 23 - 30, 2024 - Spanish Speaking
For over ten years, the community of El Guayabo has been organizing itself to defend the community’s right to its land. Located three hours north of Barrancabermeja, this fishing and farming community have nonviolently resisted land grabs, multiple evictions and threats by legal and illegal armed groups. El Guayabo is an example of the power of organizing and non-violent action.
Join CPT this Easter week for a delegation to El Guayabo to learn from the community about their experience and to encourage them. In this delegation, you will learn about the work of CPT and its mission to transform violence and oppression and participate in advocating from what was learned to call attention to human rights violations and promote active non-violence as a tool for conflict resolution.
July 8 - 17, 2024 - English Speaking
The mining and farming communities of Northeast Antioquia fear a new escalation of violence by different armed groups in their territory. The lack of implementation of the peace agreements signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -FARC- in 2016 has created an environment where there is no guarantee for establishing a comprehensive and lasting peace. Faced with the panorama of abandonment, the communities that walk in resistance accompanied by the Corporation for Humanitarian Action and Peaceful Coexistence of Northeast Antioquia – CAHUCOPANA, weave alternatives to war and build paths to move towards peace with social justice.
In this delegation, you will share with communities and grassroots organizations that resist violence and oppression, building peace day by day. You will hear directly about their commitment to a dignified life based on respect for Human Rights, and you will discover how you can be part of the change. (You will also learn how to sleep in a hammock and keep mosquitoes away). It will be a transformative learning experience.
Cost for Spanish speaking delegation: COP 700,000/ USD 150.
This Spanish speaking delegation begins and ends in Barrancabermeja.
Cost for English speaking delegation: USD 1300.
This English speaking delegation begins and ends in Bogota/Medellin.
Delegates are expected to cover the costs of the delegation. The delegation fee covers all in-country travel, simple accommodations, two to three daily meals, honorariums, and other delegation fees. It does not include travel to the delegation, health insurance, or visa fees – if applicable.
If you are in Colombia, you can send a Nequi Payment to this number 3134206928.
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