Artists’ Night

En Colombia, la Navidad inicia tradicionalmente la noche del 7 de diciembre, con el encendido de velas y faroles. En campos y ciudades, las personas se reúnen en familia, con amigos y vecinos para alumbrar la noche.

Acompáñennos este jueves 7 de diciembre de 2017 en el Graduate Center a celebrar el Día de las Velitas. En esta ocasión, poetas de diferentes naciones latinoamericanas (Colombia, Puerto Rico, México) residentes en Nueva York compartirán parte de su obra.

Invitamos a que traigan un plato decembrino para compartir con todos los demás asistentes.

Peace Accords and Transitional Justice in Colombia

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We will hold a talk on transitional justice in Colombia with international panelists. These experts will participate through virtual means and will each give their perspective about the recently approved transitional justice law in Colombia. Given that this part of the Peace Agreements is the glue holding the entire process together, the CSG seeks to open a discussion among experts, students, and community member regarding the future of the peace accords reached in Havana with the FARC.

Speakers:

Juanita Goebertus, Institute for Integrated Transitions

Hobeth Martínez, DeJusticia

Camilo Vargas, Misión de Observación Electoral

Jomary Ortegón, Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo

Democracy at work?: Brazil and Colombia

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Our guests:

Jaime Alves is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. His research interest includes racialized policing practices, mass incarceration and black urban life in Brazil and Colombia. Before joining CSI/CUNY Jaime served as visiting professor and affiliated researcher at the Africana Research Center (Penn State) and at the Centro de Estudios Afrodiaspóricos, Universidad Icesi (Colombia). As an activist anthropologist he has been working with the black movement and abolitionist projects in Brazil, Colombia, and the United States.

Maria Luisa Mendonça is a visiting scholar at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). She holds a PhD in Human Geography from the Department of Philosophy, Literature and Social Sciences at University of Sao Paulo (USP). She is the founder of Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos (Network for Social Justice and Human Rights) in Brazil and the editor of the book “Human Rights in Brazil,” which has been published annually since 2000.