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The Latin American Studies Program will host Witness for Peace speaker Leider Valencia, Colombian National Coordinator of the Growers of Coca, Poppy, and Marijuana (COCCAM). Through Mr. Valencia’s perspective as a campesino organizer, he will discuss forces threatening the Colombian peace process in rural areas and how movements in the U.S. may contribute to solidarity in action. Part of the presentation will include the documentary The Coca Trap, about alternative campesino growers in rural Colombia and the impacts of the recently signed peace accords.Cosponsored by: The UWEC College of Arts and Sciences, the Latin American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and American Indian Studies Programs, the Departments of Languages, Geography and Anthropology, Political Science, and English, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and an International Activities Funding Grant from the Center for International Education.

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Leider Valencia, Colombian National Coordinator of the Growers of Coca, Poppy, and Marijuana (COCCAM)

Location:
Centennial Hall (1415)

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Date

Oct 7 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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