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Armed Conflict and Art as Resistance. A Conversation with Luz Marina Becerra.

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Spanish and Portuguese   (847) 491-8249

Group: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Category: Academic


This conversation will be the inaugural program of the "Truth Commission Dialogue Series". This is a series of events and activities to discuss and analyze the Truth Commission Report that was published last June in Colombia. From Fall to Spring, we will have workshops, talks, conversations, and screenings in which activists, artists, and writers will be invited to discuss the different aspects and methodologies of the report. This series is co-sponsored by departments and programs such as LACS, Performance Studies, Humanities Council, among others. 

Luz Marina, leads the feminist collective La Comadre (Coordinación de Mujeres Afrocolombianas Desplazadas en Resistencia) and is a member of the Asociación Nacional de Afrocolombianos Desplazados (Afrodes). In 2021 she received the National Human Rights Award in Colombia for the category of Activist of the Year.

Luz Marina's career is focused on the creation of projects that encourage education, political organization, and the vindication of Black women who were victims of the Colombian armed conflict.  Luz Marina’s advocacy consolidated a collective of women who sought healing through art, including theater, songwriting and creative writing.

The talk will be moderated by Sofía Sánchez, gradaute student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

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