Getting to Cauca (Colombia) via Waltham
Ligna presented a perspective on the Colombian conflict seldomly heard in the United States mass media, and informed the audience of the struggles that the indigenous populations of the Cauca region have endured in order to maintain and affirm their autonomy and self-organization against the militarization of their territories by the Army and the FARC Guerrillas. Her testimonio and unique perspective reached and enlightened everyone in the group, opening our eyes to brutal realities that are too far away from our daily experiences, but that will hopefully remain with us from now on.
Students work on posters for Social Justice Week @ McQuade Library.
Merrimack College has named Dr. Julian Agyeman as this year’s Academic Convocation Speaker. A respected environmentalist, Dr. Agyeman will speak on “just” sustainability.