Pessimism and hope, three years after the peace accords
Tuesday, June 11th⋅7:00 – 8:30pm
Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH
Peace accords between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas in 2016 raised hopes. Steve Cagan will report on his most recent visit with the people of El Chocó, along with his photographs. The renewal of armed conflict in the countryside, repression of community leaders, environmental destruction, and regressive economic policies are worrisome, but there are also glimmers of hope.
Steve is a Cleveland-based long-term activist and activist-photographer. He’s made 18 visits to Colombia and the El Chocó area since 2003, working closely with the activist Catholic Diocese of Quibdó, federations of Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities, and activist NGOs. His photography and writing about the area have been exhibited and published on four continents, though his greatest satisfaction is seeing his photography used as an instrument of struggle by his friends in Colombia.
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