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Protest and Violence: The View from the Colombian Community in England
Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Three members of the Colombian community in England will talk about how they have experienced the wave of social protest and state violence in Colombia that began with the National Strike on 28 April 2021. Tatiana Suarez, Martha Torres and Elizabeth Santander will each speak for 15 minutes, followed by a discussion. They will be addressing questions such as:
How was the immigration process to England and why did they leave Colombia?
How does news from Colombia reach England?
How have they kept in touch with events?
How have they organised and what sort of actions have they organised in support of the national strike from England?
Is it possible to overcome feelings of impotence at being so far from home at such a crucial time?
This event, hosted at the University of Bristol by the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies and supported by MMB, provides an opportunity for dialogue and discussion of the migrant experience of political upheaval.