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The Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado: 25 Years of Resistance to Violence

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
4 pm CET/ 10 am ET
via Zoom

Join our Side Event of the 49th UN Human Rights Council!


Dear Friends,

We at IFOR are pleased to invite you to participate in our anniversary webinar #2 "THE PEACE COMMUNITY OF SAN JOSE DE APARTADO: 25 YEARS OF RESISTANCE TO VIOLENCE"

March 16th 2022 at 4pm CET, 10am Eastern, 9am Central, 8am Mountain, 7am Pacific on Zoom

This webinar is organized on the occasion of the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council and will focus on the nonviolent experience of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó. It will address the local context, the principles and organization of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and the constant threats of their living because of their choosing to refuse violence and will explore more on human rights issues in the Colombia context.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about nonviolent resistance and to hear first hand testimonies from the community's members and additionally a contribution from the perspective of international institutions such as the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Bogotá.

Our main speakers will be:

  • Gildardo Tuberquia and others, Peace Community of San José de Apartadó
  • Andrea Garzón, Colombian Commission of Jurists
  • Carlos De La Torre, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Colombia

Register here and participate!

After you registered, you will receive by email the link to connect on Zoom on the 16th.

The webinar will be in English and Spanish.

Register for the Webinar!