This Year FOR Peace Presence celebrates its 20th anniversary! In 2002 we began to accompany the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó. We start off the celebration with a conjoined series of webinars alongside our long time partner, the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, celebrating 25 years of resistance. Join our first webinar!
The Webinar will be in English/Spanish with interpretation to Spanish, English and French.
This webinar #1 will focus on international accompaniment and will present the 20 years’ experience of FOR Peace Presence. The webinar will address the local context, the need for international accompaniment, the perspective of accompanied person, the experience of past and present accompaniers and will explore more on challenges and their development through two decades; participants will have the opportunity to hear about different contexts of action and learn about the new approach FORPP is implementing and opportunities for interested people.
Our main speakers will be:
- Peter Cousins, IFOR vice-president and former FORPP accompanier
- Gildardo Tuberquia, Peace Community of San José de Apartadó
- Jutta Meier-Wiedenbach and Chris Moore-Backman, former FORPP accompaniers
- María Eugenia Mosquera Riascos, accompanied person and current FORPP accompanier
- Michaela Soellinger, FOR Austria and current FORPP accompanier
- Manuel Müller, FORPP program coordinator
Throughout the online meeting, participants will have the possibility to ask questions to the speakers and in the last part of the webinar, during the open forum, all interested people will be welcomed to contribute on the topic of international accompaniment and share their own experience.
Register here to receive the link to connect on Zoom on the 26th and further details!
The aim of this webinar series is to raise awareness on current Colombian issues, give voice to the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and provide an opportunity to share lessons learned on international accompaniment which can also be applied in other contexts; thus, build stronger connection and solidarity and learn how to best collaborate globally and locally for human rights and peacebuilding.
This webinar #1 will be followed by another in March and one more in April.