Milwaukee October 10, 2019: Leider Valencia On “Eradicating Peace: The Other Side of the Colombian War on Drugs”

Leider Valencia Milwaukee October 10 2019 Flyer

7 P.M., Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ Peace Center, 1001 E Keefe Ave., Milwaukee

Free and open to the public 

Leider Valencia is Colombian National Coordinator of the Growers of Coca, Poppy, and Marijuana (COCCAM), which is trying to find alternative crops to grow that will give them a living wage to support their families. Through his perspective as a campesino organizer, Leider will discuss forces threatening the Colombian peace process in rural areas and how movements in the U.S may contribute to solidarity in action. COCCAM emerged with the objective of promoting the implementation of point 4 (Solution to the problem of illicit drugs) of the peace accords in Havana. Paramilitaries have assassinated at lease 38 leaders participating in this movement.

Valencia is speaking in Milwaukee as a part of the Witness for Peace speaker tour which touches on the grassroots efforts by Afro-Colombians, Campesinos and Indigenous peoples working towards alternative sustainable development in areas hard-hit by the internal armed conflict as well as fumigations and forced eradication/militarization. The speaker will discuss the various forces threatening the Colombian peace process and how movements in the U.S may contribute in defending it.

Sponsored by the: Latin American Solidarity Committee, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Wisconsin Bail Out People Movement, Peace Action–WI

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Leider Valencia Milwaukee October 10 2019 Flyer

 

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