Film & Discussion: Colombia in My Arms, Part I | Tuesday, March 9th 7-8:30 pm
In this first part of a two-part documentary, different sectors of Colombian society give their perspectives after the peace agreement. Registration Required Here.
For this viewing, we look forward to having Maria Perdomo with us for discussion afterward. Maria is an Eastern Michigan University alum who has studied the multidimensional root causes and impact of the Colombian conflict. She has focused mostly on how the conflict has affected the rural areas of Colombia, as well as the grassroots movements and resilience of the Afro-Colombian, indigenous and peasant communities who face the challenges brought by the conflict before and after the 2016 Peace Accords. Maria is currently working as an analyst for the Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations, now focusing on the humanitarian, digitalization, crime prevention and criminal justice, and women’s issues portfolios, while also continuing to follow issues related to her dear homeland, Colombia.
Due to the length of this film, we will be showing it in two parts over two months.