Colombia’s Black Communities
in Resistance
Speakers:
Jorge Isaac Aramburo Garcia
Maria Encina Valencia Córdoba

Public Meeting: 7pm Tuesday 6 June
African Liberation Support Campaign/Colombia Solidarity
Union Tavern, 52, Lloyd Baker St, London, WC1
(nearest tubes Kings Cross, Angel, Russell Square)

Black communities make up over 20% of Colombia’s population. They and
indigenous groups have been disproportionately affected by the violent
processes of forced displacement that have evicted more than 3 million people.

Members of Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN), environment-alists
and human rights workers from the Afro-Colombian communities of the Pacific
coast, are visiting London in June. Come and here them speak of their
oppression and resistance.

The PCN struggles for cultural, political, economic and land rights for black
communities in Colombia. The movement emerged in the early 1990s in the
Pacific rainforest region, at a time when three key processes were happening:


• the opening of the country to neo-liberal globalisation
• the 1991 Constitution in 1991 which granted formal cultural and collective territorial rights to ethnic minorities
• the discovery of the Pacific as one of the most important areas of biodiversity in the world.



Black communities in Colombia are under attack. The PCN are on a special tour of Europe to speak the truth of their struggle. Let’s listen to them and see how we can give them solidarity.

London Colombia Solidarity Campaign next meets:
We work with students, trade unions and other social movements in
Colombia to defend human rights and for an end to US military intervention.
We are campaigning for the boycott of all Coca-Cola products until the
corporation negotiates to stop the killing of trade unionists.
We actively help communities impacted by British multinationals in
Colombia such as oil giant BP and mining corporations Anglo-American
and BHP.
We are part of the solidarity movement for liberation across Latin America.


Colombia Solidarity Campaign, PO Box 8446, London N17 6NZ
Website www.colombiasolidarity.org.uk


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