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ISA Global Conversation Series Presents - Virtual Roundtable on Colombia: Feminist, Decolonial and Intercultural Politics in the Popular Resistance in Cali

International Studies Association (ISA) Global Conversations Series

Presents

Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGS) & 

ISA Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Virtual Roundtable on Colombia: Feminist, Decolonial and Intercultural Politics in the Popular Resistance in Cali

Date: Monday 17 January 2022

Time: 17.00 Bogota (Colombia) Time

Zoom Registration Link: https://isanet-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lZCqNIinSK6zeHbmXbT9RQ.

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Description

A series of ongoing protests began in Colombia on 28 April 2021 against the militarised anti-popular nature of governmental politics and the state and reforms including a regressive taxation policy and health care reforms which would augment strategies of privatisation and commodification. Mass protests erupted all over the country with the epicentre being Cali, in the Valle de Cauca where there are strong lineages of feminist, decolonial and inter-cultural popular politics and organising. The protests and re-occupations of urban spaces with art, ritual, dialogue and multiple popular voices and repertoires of protest often excluded from formal politics were met with extrajudicial violence and repression across the whole country, including gendered violence and sexual harm perpetrated by the over 2500 police, riot police and the military sent to the city of Cali alone. Reports from community organisers note the wilful use of excessive force including the firing of live rounds at peaceful protesters, resulting in thousands of injuries and multiple deaths to date; sexual, psychological and physical violence perpetrated against detained women, including sexual assault, abuse, and systematic threats of rape; the arrest and physical assault of local human rights observers; documented infiltration of peaceful protests by agent provocateurs, acting with the explicit support of police forces; and the military occupations of popular neighbourhoods with ongoing surveillance and curfews. The violences that confront rural communities defending their lands from expropriation and commodification in which extrajudicial killings are commonplace was generalised to the urban populace as a means to stamp an iron fist of political control over the popular sectors.

However, despite and in defiance of, ongoing brutalisation and pathologisation of popular politics, there remains survivance and ongoing resistance/re-existencias from social movements, human rights NGOs, and popular organisers. Colombian movements from below are creating inter-cultural and multiple forms of popular politics dedicated to life against and beyond the death making practices, discourses, and strategies of the Colombian political and economic elites and their (inter)national allies. This round table will bring to wider visibility a diversity of inter-cultural voices to speak of both the systemic violences and anti-life political economies as of the pluridiversity of life making politics that roots and will outlive the more public outbreaks of popular protest.

Roundtable Speakers

Sara C. Motta (Moderator)

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The dialogue-webinar will be facilitated by Sara C Motta  mother, poet, political theorist, community educator and head of Politics at the University of Newcastle, NSW with over two decades of experience working with raced and feminised communities co-weaving alternatives to hetero-patriarchal capitalist coloniality. Her latest book ‘Liminal Subjects: Weaving (Our) Liberation (2018, Rowman and Littlefield) was recipient of 2020 Best Feminist Book 2020, International Studies Association.

La Maja Mina

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La Maja Mina: Afro-Colombian, poet and other aromatic herbs, comadres Menora, a Cultural facilitator from eastern Cali, workshop leader on gender and race issues, member of multiple associations such as the Afro-Colombian Women Association Amafrocol (Mujeres Afrocolombianas Amafrocol), the Group of Friend-like-sisterhood for life (Cucuruchando en la Memoria), and the Collective of Black-poet Women talking the Verb (Colectivo de mujeres poetas negras Cimarroneando el Verbo). She has recently participated in the creation of three books for collective publication: “Literary Anthology URDIMBRES: Women from Pacific narrate their territory", "Talking from Memory: Collective reconstruction of the orality of black women from the Pacific" and "With the hairs on end: Discrimination and racialization of black women and men".

Nancy Yenny Velasco Guasamalli

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A Misak woman from the Páramo, a social and community leader, a teacher in Social Sciences, a weaver of traditional knowledge and textiles. Co-founder of the Indigenous Councils of the Universidad del Valle and Nu Pachik Chak Santiago of Cali, a feminist who defends the dignity of women and Indigenous peoples.

Norma Lucía Bermúdez Gómez

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An activist for women's rights and a communitarian feminist, linked to networks, collectives and movements that connect with the defence of life against capitalist, colonialist and patriarchal systems. She has explored various academic, popular and activist literacies and languages in her path of resistance.

Vanesa Zuluaga

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Mamá de Primera Línea (Mother of Primera Línea) from Ciudad Kennedy, Bogota. 

 


 

Serie de Conversaciones Globales de la Asociación de Estudios Internacionales (ISA)

Presenta: Sección de Teoría Feminista y Estudios de Género (FTGS) y 

ISA Latin America & Caribbean Region

Mesa Virtual sobre Colombia: Política Feminista, Decolonial e Intercultural en la Resistencia Popular

Fecha propuesta: January 17th 2022

Hora: 5pm Hora de Bogota

Zoom Registration: https://isanet-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lZCqNIinSK6zeHbmXbT9RQ.

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Descripción:

Una serie de protestas en curso comenzó en Colombia el 28 de abril de 2021 contra la naturaleza militarizada y antipopular de la política gubernamental, el Estado y reformas como una política de impuestos regresivos y reformas de atención médica que aumentarían las estrategias de privatización y mercantilización. Las protestas masivas estallaron en todo el país con epicentro en Cali, en el Valle de Cauca, donde hay fuertes linajes de política y organización popular feminista, decolonial e intercultural. Las protestas y reocupaciones de espacios urbanos con arte, ritual, diálogo y múltiples voces populares y repertorios de protesta, muchas veces excluidas de la política formal, fueron recibidas con violencia extrajudicial y represión en todo el país, incluyendo violencia de género y daño a la sexualidad perpetrados por cerca de 2500 personas entre policías, miembros antidisturbios y militares enviados solo a la ciudad de Cali. Los informes de los organizadores comunitarios señalan el uso deliberado de fuerza excesiva, incluido el disparo de balas contra manifestantes pacíficos, lo que provocó miles de heridos y múltiples muertes registradas hasta la fecha; violencia sexual, psicológica y física perpetrada contra mujeres detenidas, incluida agresión sexual, abuso y amenazas sistemáticas de violación; el arresto y agresión física de observadores locales de derechos humanos; infiltración documentada de manifestaciones pacíficas por parte de agentes provocadores, actuando con el apoyo explícito de las fuerzas policiales; y las ocupaciones militares de barrios populares con vigilancia permanente y toques de queda.

La violencia que enfrentan las comunidades rurales que defienden sus tierras de la expropiación y mercantilización (en las que las ejecuciones extrajudiciales son comunes) fue generalizada a la población urbana como una forma de estampar un puño de hierro de control político sobre los sectores populares.

Sin embargo, a pesar de y en desafió a la continua brutalización y patologización de la política popular, permanece la supervivencia y la resistencia / re-existencia de los movimientos sociales, las ONG de derechos humanos y los organizadores populares. Los movimientos colombianos desde abajo están creando formas interculturales y múltiples de política popular dedicadas a la vida y en contra de las prácticas, los discursos y las estrategias mortíferas de las élites políticas y económicas colombianas y sus aliados (inter) nacionales.

Esta Mesa Redonda traerá a una mayor visibilidad y diversidad de voces interculturales para hablar tanto de las violencias sistémicas y de las economías políticas anti-vida como de la pluridiversidad de la vida, haciendo política que arraiga y sobrevivirá a los estallidos más públicos de protesta popular.

Mesa redonda para comentaristas: Ver documento adjunto con detalles

Moderador de mesa redonda: Sara C. Motta, copresidenta del programa FTGS y la Universidad de Newcastle, Australia.

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El seminario/Webinar será facilitado por Sara C Motta, madre, poeta, teórica política, educadora comunitaria y directora de la disciplina de Ciencias Políticas en la Universidad de Newcastle, Austyralia. Sara tiene más de dos décadas de experiencia, trabajando con comunidades racializadas y feminizadas, y tejiendo alternativas a la colonialidad capitalista heteropatriarcal. Su último libro “Sujetos Liminales: Tejiendo nuestra liberación” (2018, Rowman & Littlefield) recibió el premio del Mejor libro Feminista del año por parte de la Asociación de Estudios Internacionales en el 2020.

La Maja Mina

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Negra, poeta y otras hierbas aromáticas, comadre “Menora”, gestora Cultural del oriente de Cali, tallerista en temas de género y raza, miembro de la asociación de Mujeres Afrocolombianas Amafrocol, del Comadreo por la vida y del Colectivo de mujeres poetas negras Cimarroneando el Verbo. Recientemente ha participado en la creación de tres libros de publicación colectiva Antología literaria "URDIMBRES": Mujeres del Pacífico narran su territorio, "Cucuruchando en la Memoria": Reconstrucción colectiva de la oralidad de mujeres negras del Pacífico y "Con los pelos de Punta": Historia sobre discriminación y racialización de mujeres y hombres negros.

Nancy Yenny Velasco Guasamalli

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Mujer del Páramo, Misak, lideresa social y comunitaria, maestra en Ciencias Sociales, tejedora de saberes y textiles tradicionales. Cofundadora del Cabildos indígena de la universidad del Valle y Nu Pachik Chak Santiago de Cali, Feminista que defiende la dignidad de las mujeres y de los pueblos.

Norma Lucía Bermúdez Gómez

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Activista por los derechos de las mujeres, feminista comunitaria, ligada a redes, colectivos y movimientos que se conectan con la defensa de la vida contra los sistemas capitalista, colonialista y patriarcal. Ha explorado diversos lenguajes académicos, populares y artivismos en su camino de Resistencia.

Vanesa Zuluaga

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Mamá de Primera Línea (Mother of Primera Línea), Ciudad Kennedy, Bogota. 

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