Join us at the Washington National Mall for a conversation with Colombian indigenous human rights defender, María Violet.
Violet is the general coordinator for the Committee of Indigenous Peoples Victims of the Armed Conflict in Bogota, a grassroots organization representing 16 Indigenous groups currently living in conditions of forced displacement in Bogota, Colombia. The committee works to protect the rights of Indigenous people affected by the Colombian armed conflict through the preservation of traditional education, healthcare, psycho-social support, and human rights advocacy at the national and international levels. Violet focuses on the areas of ethno-education, psychology, community-based healthcare, and the history of Indigenous struggle in the urban context.
This event is in partnership with leaders of Native Youth Alliance, who have set up Tipis at the Washington Mall, Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective and Witness for Peace South East.
This event will be outdoors, please dress warmly.