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Webinar: "Invisible Cities: Indigenous Resistance in Urban Colombia"

Picture of speaker Maria Violet Medina Quiscue with illustrated palm leaves and the words "Invisible Cities: Indigenous Resistance in Urban Colombia"
April 20, 2020

Webinar brings Colombian speaker to Duluth.

With stay-at-home in place, the professors of World Languages and Cultures are seeking new ways to bring the world to their students. On Wednesday, April 22, Witness for Peace Midwest and the WFP Solidarity Collective will host a Zoom webinar for UMD featuring Colombian activist María Violet Medina Quiscue, "Invisible Cities: Indigenous Resistance in Urban Colombia."

Maria Violet Medina Quiscue is the general coordinator for the Mesa de Pueblos Indígenas Víctimas del Conflicto Armado en Bogotá (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 the city of Bogota, Colombia. The committee works to protect the rights of indigenous people affected by the Colombian armed conflict through preservation of traditional education, healthcare, psycho-social support and human rights advocacy at the national and international level.

Official Webinar Invitation
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 22, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Invisible Cities: Indigenous Resistance in Urban Colombia with Maria Violet (UMD)

Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Professor Carol Wallace of the Department of World Languages and Cultures has been working with the co-sponsors to make this event available to students in her Spanish 3042 course, "Civilization, Cultures and Communities in Latin America," as well as to other members of the UMD and Duluth communities. Professor Wallace is a member of the board of Witness for Peace Midwest. The event is being co-sponsored by the UMD Alworth Institute, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Department of World Languages and Cultures. It is free and open to the public, but requires pre-registration. The webinar will be capped at 100 participants.

Please contact professor Wallace ( or Liz Moldan ( if you have questions.

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