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CURRENTS: Tania Lizarazo (MLLI and Global Studies)

Humanities Work Now

Monday, April 13, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Performing Arts & Humanities Building : 216
CURRENTS: Humanities Work Now lunchtime series showcases exciting new faculty work in the humanities in a dynamic and inter-disciplinary setting with short, informal presentations and time for discussion (Lunch will be served at 11:30am)

Imagining the Impossible: Feminist Peace-Building in the Colombian Pacific and Beyond

Tania Lizarazo
Assistant Professor, Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication; Global Studies, UMBC; Spring 2020 Dresher Center Residental Faculty Research Fellow

Over 700 social leaders have been killed in Colombia since 2016 when the peace agreement between the government and The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was signed. While a postconflict era remains utopian, networks of activists perform everyday practices of survival that make life possible. This talk traces the connections between two local organizations from the Colombian Pacific, Red Departamental de Mujeres Chocoanas and Ruta PacĂ­fica de las Mujeres, and transnational antimilitaristic feminist organization Women in Black. The questions that will guide this overview are: what is feminist about peace-building, and how does survival rely on local, regional, and global networks of solidarity?
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