Invites you to a screening of Land and Life: Indigenous
Peoples at Risk in Colombia, followed by a discussion with visiting
Colombian human rights defender Liliana Uribe.
This past July, Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited
Colombia to launch free trade negotiations and publicly congratulated
President Uribe for important advances towards justice and peace in that
Colombian human rights organizations have a different story
to tell about realities under the Uribe government.
Liliana Uribe (no relation to the President) is a lawyer who
works with the Medellin-based Corporación Jurídica Libertad. Its members
have received death threats for speaking out about a growing pattern of
illegal executions allegedly committed by the Colombian army, in which
campesinos, community leaders, Indigenous people and workers were pulled
from their homes or workplaces and shot.
Despite the dangers, Liliana is determined to bring this
highly disturbing situation before the Canadian public, particularly in
light of the deepening relationship between our two governments.
Liliana will report on the findings of an international
fact-finding mission she helped organize that visited Colombia from October
4 to 10. She comes to Toronto via the United States where she testified
before the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (of the Organization of
Come learn what's happening in Colombia and what you can do
to help stop human rights abuses there.
When: Monday October 22nd at 7:00 PM
Where: Amnesty International’s Toronto Office
14 Dundonald Street (one block north of the Wellesley subway
stop, just east of Yonge Street)