Friday, March 6 | 12 p.m.
Sonia Ines Goéz Orrego, executive director of CEDECIS: the Corporation for Community Development and Social Integration in Medellín, Colombia
Peace in the City: As Colombia Peace Talks Advance, Citizens Build Peace in Medellin
Ms. Goéz is a lawyer, teacher and community organizer. She has helped create strategies to prevent forced recruitment and free children and young people from armed groups, has assisted communities of displaced people to receive social services and exercise their rights, and has pioneered programs to build a culture of peace. She has a teaching degree as well as a law degree from the Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigo. Ms. Goéz is also a representative of the Coordinación Colombia Europa Estados Unidos (CCEEUU), the main network of some 245 Colombian human rights and nongovernmental organizations.
Organized by the Latin America Working Group and Colombia Human Rights Committee
Sponsored by: Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication; Global Studies; Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture
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