Afro-Colombian Activist to Speak About Alternatives to Policing

Oct 29, 2020

Orlando Castillo will present on community policing efforts in Afro-Colombian communities.

On Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 noon, you are invited to attend a webinar with Orlando Castillo via Zoom from Colombia: "We Keep Us Safe:  Afro-Colombian Perspectives on Alternatives to Policing," as part of the Alworth Brown Bag series. Orlando is an Afro-Colombian social leader from the Naya river basin and Buenaventura in Colombia’s Pacific Southwestern coast and current member of the Inter-Ethnic Truth commission for the Pacific. Orlando has dedicated his life to the defense of Afro-Colombian rights, territory, and self-determination. He helped establish a Humanitarian Space as a non-violent strategy of civilian protection against acts of political violence committed by right-wing paramilitary groups and narcotrafficking organizations.

This talk is co-sponsored by the UMD Alworth Institute for International Studies, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Department of World Languages and Cultures. It is free and open to the public.

Register in advance for this webinar:

For more information contact Cindy Christian ([email protected]) or Professor Carol Wallace ([email protected]).

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