Tag Archives: memory

“Walking towards a horizon of justice and peace”

They say that to remember is to live. Commemorations are important; some remind us of painful moments and others of more happy times, but they always allow us to stop for a moment and look back, to look at the pathway we have journeyed along, and everything we have learned and built along the way. Continue reading “Walking towards a horizon of justice and peace”

“THE 2005 MASSACRE WAS NOT THE END, IT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING”

“We have always said, and we have always been clear about this, that we are still resisting now and that we will keep on resisting and defending our rights. We do not know for how long, because what history tells us is that today we may be here talking together, but tomorrow we could be dead. That today we are in San José de Apartadó, tomorrow most of us might be displaced because there could be a massacre (…)” Continue reading “THE 2005 MASSACRE WAS NOT THE END, IT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING”

The Cauca River still has many stories to tell

One sunny afternoon I met up with three friends, Erik, Wayra and Camilo, who are actively involved in a collective called Cuerpos Gramaticales, and they told me about an experience they had on 19 September in the Cauca River Canyon, in Antioquia, where they did a performance act with people who live in the territory, alongside the Rios Vivos Movement. Continue reading The Cauca River still has many stories to tell

Enrique Chimonja, human rights defender who loves his land

Enrique Chimonja Coy (Kike) is a finalist for the National Human Rights Prize, Diakonia 2017 for his valuable work in peacebuilding and supporting grass-roots organisations, particularly during the year 2016. His work is concentrated in restorative and reparative memory exercises which hope to support reconciliation processes in the territories where he works. Continue reading Enrique Chimonja, human rights defender who loves his land