Tuesday, Nov 25, Noon, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison WI
Marylen Serna Salinas is the leader of the Movimiento Campesino do Cajibio (MCC), which organizes with women, youth, victims of crimes of state, and agro-ecological small farmers to establish an alternative development proposal, the Plan for a Dignified Life for Cajibio.
Marylen organizes on local, regional, national and international levels and serves as a spokeswoman for Congreso de los Pueblos (CdP), which is a social and political movement in Colombia that resists extractive policies leading to displacement, and establishes multiple grassroots legislative processes that focus on the defense of life, protection against confiscation of land and destruction of communities, environmental and economic sustainability, national sovereignty, and peace with social justice. She participates in the Political Commission of the Agrarian, Ethnic, Campesino, and Popular Cumbre (Agrarian Summit), and serves as a spokesperson for negotiations with the government regarding new agrarian policies.
Co-Sponsors: Colombia Support Network, LACIS (Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program at UW-Madison)