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September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“I Am Because We Are”: A conversation between Francia Márquez Mina and Angela Davis

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COSPONSORED BY The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Graduate Center, City University of New York 

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“Soy Porque Somos”: Una conversación entre Francia Márquez Mina and Angela Davis

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COPATROCINADO POR The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Graduate Center, City University of New York 

In March of 2010, activist, author and Distinguished Professor Angela Davis met with Afro-Colombian activist, human rights lawyer and former president of the National Council for Peace in Colombia, Francia Márquez Mina. Later that year, Davis went on a solidarity trip to Márquez Mina’s hometown of La Toma, an important community in the movement against dispossession and extractivism. Later, in 2014, Angela Davis sent a video expressing her support for Márquez Mina when she led a 10-day, 350 kilometer, march of 80 women to Colombia’s capital, Bogotá. This mobilization demanded the suspension of all illegal and unconstitutional mining, as well as the removal of all the mining equipment from La Toma. Now, as Francia and the Soy Porque Somos “I am Because We Are” embark on the campaign to be elected President of Colombia, they meet again to discuss radical politics in Colombia and the U.S. today. They will discuss black radical politics, left coalitions, black women’s movements, the carceral state, paths to abolition, and issues related to environmental justice. This conversation will be moderated by Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper at the University of California, Irvine and International Coordinator of the Community Movement Builders’ Pan African Solidarity Network.

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En marzo de 2010, la activista, autora y Profesora Distinguida Angela Davis se reunió con la Activista Afrocolombiana, abogada de derechos humanos y anterior Presidenta del Consejo Nacional de Paz en Colombia, Francia Márquez Mina. Ese mismo año, Davis hizo un viaje de solidaridad al hogar de Márquez Mina en La Toma, una comunidad significativa para el movimiento en contra del despojo y el extractivismo. Luego, en 2014, Angela Davis envió un video manifestando su apoyo para Márquez Mina cuando ella lideró una movilización de 80 mujeres que durante 10 días recorrieron 350 kilómetros hacia la capital de Colombia, Bogotá. Esta movilización demandó la suspensión de la minería ilegal e inconstitucional y el retiro de la maquinaria en la Toma. Ahora, ya que Francia y el movimiento Soy Porque Somos han emprendido la campaña para que sea elegida como Presidenta de Colombia, se encuentran de nuevo para conversar de la coyuntura política radical en Colombia y los Estados Unidos. Van a hablar de la política radical negra, las coaliciones de izquierda, los movimientos de mujeres negras, el estado carcelario y las rutas hacia la abolición y los asuntos relacionados con la justicia ambiental y climática. Esta conversación será moderada por Mamyrah Dougé Prosper, profesora en la Universidad de California en Irvine y Coordinadora Internacional de Community Movement Builders’ Pan-African Solidarity Network.

Instructors

  • Francia Elena Marquez Mina
    Born 39 years ago in the small town of Yolombó in the municipality of Suárez (Cauca), Francia Elena Márquez Mina is a lawyer, environmental leader, and human rights defender. She became an activist at the age of 15 as part of a grassroot community process that … Read More ›
  • ANGELA Y. DAVIS
    Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of … Read More ›
  • Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper
    Mamyrah Prosper is an Assistant Professor of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She is also the International Coordinator for the Pan-African Solidarity Network with Community Movement Builders in the United States. In that capacity, she serves as a coordinator of the Leve Kanpe Avèk Ayiti … Read More ›

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September 7
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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