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WFP - Solidarity Collective Delegation Environmental Justice in Colombia

Friday, February 28, 2020 to Sunday, March 8, 2020

Confronting Climate Change and Building Peace: Environmental Justice in Colombia

OVERVIEW:

After decades of armed conflict, the people of Colombia are still fighting to achieve peace and resolution in their nation. However, ecotourism and megaprojects led by multinational groups are not only harming the environment but driving a wedge between the Peace Process.

In reality, the Peace Process opened up more space for multinational investment and business interests because it failed to change the neoliberal economic model. US-supported policies, such as aerial fumigation, facilitate greater business investments by forcing occupants to lear the land, thus leaving it open for businesses to move in.

This delegation will explore dual facets of climate change, how US policies contribute to continued environmental degradation in Colombia, how the narrative of climate change is used as a justification for displacement, and how the threat of climate change prevents indigenous and rural communities from protecting their land, and the opportunity to advocate for their right to peace and environmental justice.

COST:

$1,000 + international airfare
Price covers meals, lodging, interpreters, and transportation within Colombia, along with reading and activist tools. 
Fundraising help is available

DEADLINE:

Apply by following this link.

Application & $250 deposit due January 15, 2020.
Remaining Balance due January 28, 2020.

​PAYMENT:

Payment should be made through Witness for Peace by following this link or mailing to 

Witness for Peace Midwest
PO box 6078
Minneapolis, Mn 55406
*Please note the name of the delegation on the check

QUESTIONS:

For more information contact carlissa.g.arrow@vanderbilt.edu and cgdyer@ncsu.edu