The Chicagoans for a Peaceful Colombia is hosting its second annual conference on Colombia on Friday, April 25 (6:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.) and Saturday, April 26, 2003 (9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.) at the Lincoln Park campus of DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. This conference will highlight the social, economic and ecological impacts resulting from emerging neo-liberal policies that encourage and support the exploitation of Colombia's rich natural resource base. Attendees will hear up to date social and political analyses, select from workshops addressing the social and environmental impacts associated with logging, industrial agricultural practices, mining and oil exploration, and hear from those whose communities are being directly affected by the process of transnational development. Members of Afro-Colombian communities from the Cacarica and Jiguamiandó River basins in Colombia's Pacific Coast will be present to provide first hand accounts of the non-sustainable logging and agro-industrial practices by transnational corporations that are threatening their continued existence.
Registration for both days is $25.00 for general public and $15.00 for students.
For more detailed information go to: www.chicagoans.net
or contact Lan or Pam Richart, conference co-coordinators at (630) 408-1787