Upcoming Events


A Conversation with Grammy-winning Singer-Songwriter Carlos Vives on Social Inclusion in Colombia

The acclaimed Colombian singer-songwriter will present on his efforts to promote social inclusion.

Addressing Economic Marginalization of Ethnic Minorities as Colombia Transitions from Conflict to Peace

Aid programs are working in Colombia; how can they be leveraged to support an eventual peace accord?

Past Events

Promoting Peace in Colombia Through Hip-Hop

What can Colombian hip-hop contribute to the country's struggle for peace and social inclusion?

Violence in Central America and Community-Based Responses

In this event, José Miguel Cruz, Louis-Alexandre Berg, and WOLA's Adriana Beltran will discuss gang violence in Central America and the role of the international donors, governments, and civil society in reducing violence and insecurity in Central America.

Colombia Peace Forum: Peace Proposals from Victims of Colombia's Armed Conflict

In this panel event, victims of Colombia's conflict will share their proposals for a lasting peace.

Why are Thousands of Central American Children Risking their Lives to Reach the United States?

Join WOLA and the Wilson Center for a discussion with Carlos Hernández and Omar Rivera on what the new Honduran government is doing to respond to its country’s security crisis and the underlying factors contributing to the increased migration to the United States.

Sanctioning Venezuela? Examining the Likely Impacts of U.S. Sanctions Targeting Venezuelan Officials

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the possible impacts of targeted U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan officials

Transitional Justice in Colombia: What Lessons Can Be Learned from Other Countries?

Latin America has been at the vanguard of transitional justice; what lessons can be learned as Colombia explores the complex issues of peace, justice, and truth?

Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Understanding the Surge of Unaccompanied Minors

WOLA's Program Director Geoff Thale will discuss the "push factors" behind the surge of unaccompanied minors in a congressional briefing organized by Rep. Hank Johnson's office.

Human Rights in Transit: Confronting the Humanitarian Crisis of Central American Migration through Mexico

Please join WOLA, LAWGEF, and JRS at Busboys and Poets for music and conversation.

Perilous Journey: The Growing Humanitarian Crisis for Migrants in Transit in Mexico

Join WOLA, LAWGEF, and JRS for a brownbag discussion with two migrant rights defenders.

WOLA Reception at LASA 2014 in Chicago

Please join WOLA staff at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago for a reception.

Humanitarian Concerns and Hope for Peace in Colombia: Discussion with Jordi Raich of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Join us for a discussion with the Head of the ICRC Delegation in Colombia.

CANCELLED: Launching Uruguay’s New Law to Regulate Cannabis

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

Violence and Displacement in Colombia's Main Pacific Port: Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis

The port city of Buenaventura, Colombia, is experiencing a humanitarian crisis; what can be done?

Building Peace from the Ground Up in Medellín

Join us for a discussion with Catalina Cock of Fundación Mi Sangre, a Medellín, Colombia-based NGO supporting anti-personnel mine victims and at-risk youth.

Truth and Justice in Guatemala: The Case of the Military Diary

Join Makrina Gudiel, coordinator of the Network of Guatemalan Women Human Rights Defenders, as she discusses her personal fight for justice as well as the decades-long struggle to end U.S. support for repressive regimes in Guatemala.