Commemorating Social Leaders

Sunday, 17 September 2023, 15:00–17:00 / Casco HQ
Language: Spanish
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Part of the Public Program of If we remain silent. Organized by Ana Bravo Pérez and Joram Kraaijeveld in collaboration with Here We Draw The Line and La Pava Fundación.

The day starts with a collective, ritual reading on some fragments of the testimonial report of the Truth Commission titled ‘When the birds didn’t sing’. During the ritual reading, there will be a moment to reflect and discuss the report and some of the stories of the victims of the war in Colombia.

The Colombian Truth Commission introduced the 895-page final report, titled ‘There is Future if There is Truth’, on 28 June 2022. The Truth Commission’s final report is the result of hours of interviews with over 30.000 people among which victims, armed actors, and public servants involved in the armed conflict between the Colombian State and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). One of the facts that is mentioned in the report is if Colombia​ held a minute’s silence for every victim of its six-decade armed conflict, then no one would speak for the next seventeen years.

Here We Draw The Line and La Pava Fundación are collectives of activists based in different countries around the world united by the urgency of raising international awareness of the human rights violations happening in Colombia.

Image description: textiles hanging on wooden structures, embroidered with names of women social leaders, as seen in the third exhibition room of If we remain silent. Credit: Francisco Baquerizo Racines, installation photo, 2023.

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