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FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, SUSTAINABLE FARMING, AND THE RESISTANCE AGAINST CORPORATE LAND CONTROL

 

About the Delegation

This delegation will look to explore questions about peace in Colombia: Can peace be maintained without women, Afro-Colombian and Indigenous communities being integrally involved? How do grassroots social movements challenge the corporate model and maintain sovereignty over lands, water, seeds and cultures? Delegates on this trip will explore ways in which Colombian communities are resisting the current military and free trade policies through cultural restoration and leadership of food sovereignty initiatives. This delegation is open and preferable to people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

 

 

 

Delegation Fee: $2,100

The delegation fee covers all in-country expenses (lodging, travel, meals, interpretation, etc.) along with pre-travel resources, reading lists, and support. The delegation fee also covers our international team’s expenses for delegation preparation and coordination. Any amount paid over the delegation fee will go to support delegation scholarship and sliding scales, helping to ensure the delegations are more accessible to everyone. A delegation payment of $2100 or more is ideal to cover all of your expenses and the broader delegation needs-- please pay this amount if you have institutional support or other financial resources.

Sliding Scale: $900 - $2,100

To request a sliding scale option, please fill out a scholarship form here.

Delegation dates: December 11-20th, 2021

Deposit: $250 - Due October 1st, 2021

Deadline:

October 1, 2021

Your Ground Costs for a Solidarity Collective Delegation include almost everything in the 10 day journey

Payment Information

 

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MAIL CHECK (Save us $ on processing fee):

Witness for Peace Midwest

PO box 6078

Minneapolis, Mn 55406

*Please note the name of the delegation on the check

For More Information

Please email colombia@solidaritycollective.org for more information

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Costs and Funding

  • Pre-departure orientation

  • Ground transportation

  • Comfortable hotel and community homestay accommodations

  • Three daily meals and snacks

  • Popular education workshops

  • Spanish-English interpretation

  • Honoraria for local organizations and presenters

  • Experienced U.S.-based activists to accompany the delegation as Delegation Coordinators

Ground Costs do not cover:

  • International airfare 

  • Souvenirs and gifts 

  • Extra tips - we give a group tip to our guide and driver at the end of the journey

The delegation will explore:​

  • Meet with a wide range of Colombians including community leaders and growers, displaced persons, and human rights defenders

  • Dialogue with Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous movements prioritizing methods of agro-ecology, seed saving, and cultural restoration

  • Explore the connections between food sovereignty, food security, free trade, and corporate policies

  • Learn the impacts of U.S. policies on land, water, seeds and people.

Delegation Description 

MEET THE DELEGATION COORDINATORS 

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NAIMA DHORE

Naime is a passionate emerging farmer from Somalia, owner of Naima's Farm, LLC and founder of the recently created Somali-American Farmers Association. 

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KALICE ALLEN

Kalice is a current Masters in Public Health student at Boston University School of Public Health focusing on Maternal and Child Health

2021 Ground Costs: $900-$2,100
We provide travel scholarships and resources for fundraising.