Land is at the heart of the almost 70 year old armed conflict in Colombia. As land has become more increasingly concentrated in fewer hands, over six million small farmers (campesinos) have been displaced from their land. As a result, Colombia is the country with the highest population of internally displaced people in the world. Recently, there have been some government initiatives that claim to address this issue, such as the Victims and Land Restitution Law (1448 of 2011).
John O’Shea, who has written the next article about Conga and events which are happening in Celendin, Peru, is a Human Right Observer and former student of the Latin American Development Issues in Galway.
The Guardians of the Lagoons.
Deep in the Andes region of Northern Peru, in the province of Celendin, Cajamarca, the peaceful existence of rural campesinos an
LASC. Merrion Row, 5. Dublin 2.
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Aimed at teachers and educators wishing to use audiovisual creative processes as a resource for education and social engagement with children, youth and adults.
The main objective of the workshop is to provide all the technical and pedagogical knowledge
for the participants to prepare and develop their own workshops.
Ciudad Furor is a project co-organised by the Latin America Solidarity Centre (Ireland) and Cinemaattic (Spain) and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
It consists of a festival with screenings from Latin America and Spain. The project also includes a number of theoretical and practical activities organised in cooperation with local partners.
The aim is to reflect on the urban fabric of the city of Dublin and explore local grassroots initiatives to reconfigure public space for cultural, economic or social use.
Join us for an evening of talks! films, handcrafts, drinks and more! There will be four speakers talking on autonomous education, (Nancy Serrano and Schools for Chiapas / Escuelas para Chiapas), community media (Mario Nájera, Promedios De Comunicación Comunitaria, and indigenous resistance Jaime Finn.
Saturday 23th of august at 18:00-22:00
36 Parnell sq , West, Dublin, Ireland D1