WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

“My Life and the Palace” Memoir, Literature, and (In)Justice around the Palace of Justice Massacre 36 Years Ago

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST Monday, 8 November 2021

(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) cordially invite you to the following webinar:

The November 6, 1985 Palace of Justice siege and massacre in Colombia touched the lives of the entire country. In her book “My Life and the Palace,” journalist and political scientist Helena Urán Bidegain, whose father was murdered that day, narrates the siege from the perspective of the families who were directly affected. The book serves as an important contribution for collective memory in Colombia.

Join us on Monday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. EST to hear Helena Urán Bidegain discuss her book with CEJIL’s Viviana Krsticevic and WOLA’s Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli.


Event Details:
Monday, November 8, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST


Simultaneous interpretation between Spanish and English will be available, exclusively through Zoom.


Helena Urán Bidegain
Author of “My Life and the Palace”

Viviana Krsticevic
Executive Director, CEJIL

Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli
Director of the Andes, WOLA