From October 30 to November 1, Howard University is hosting an event, titled “the International Conference on African/Diaspora Migrations, Displacements and Movements: Histories, Politics and Poetics” in observance of the U.N. Declaration of the Decade for the People of African Descent (2015-2024).
The conference will host WOLA partners and experts who will discuss the situation facing internally displaced Afro-Colombians—who make up 30 percent of the 7.7 million internally displaced Colombians—in a roundtable event.
New security threats, lagging implementation of the 2016 peace accords, and an international migration crisis stemming from neighboring Venezuela, has placed these populations in a particularly vulnerable situation. The panelists will also address advocacy initiatives by civil society, meant to provide displaced Afro-Colombians with a differentiated approach through collective reparation under the 2016 peace accords. The panel will close with recommendations to the U.S. and international community on how to support displaced ethnic communities.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Howard University, Miner Hall Room 117
2565 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20059
Jair Valencia Mina
Political Coordinator, Association for Afro-Colombian Internally Displaced Persons (Asociación de Afrocolombianos Desplazados, AFRODES).
Director, Human Rights and Displacement Consultancy (Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento, CODHES)
Advisor, Association for Afro-Colombian Internally Displaced Persons (Asociación de Afrocolombianos Desplazados, AFRODES).
Director for the Andes, Washington Office on Latin America, WOLA
To confirm your attendance, please RSVP here.
Find the complete preliminary conference agenda here.