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“Memory is the strength of our resistance”: A performance geography of peace, memory, and territory in the San José Peace Community, Colombia

November 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Department of Geography Doctoral Candidate Chris Courtheyn performs his research with the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó.

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The Peace Community is group of small-scale farmers in the Urabá region of Colombia that have resisted forced displacement and co-optation by state, paramilitary, and guerrilla forces since 1997.

Through a series of critical and performative ethnographic pieces titled “If we remain on the land,” “Even the stones speak,” “We will stay if…”, and “Peace does not come from them,” this event will perform the ways this community creates and lives peace through food sovereignty, embodied and material memory practices, and transcommunal solidarity networks.

Sponsored by Carolina Performing Arts and the Critical and Performance Ethnography Working Group.


November 2, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Gerrard Hall