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Conferences & lectures

Venezuelan Caminantes: a nation's quest for survival

Date and time
Date & time

November 27, 2019
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where
Where

Room FB-804
Faubourg Building
1250 Guy
Sir George Williams Campus

Cost
Cost

This event is free

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible

Yes

Speaker(s)
Speaker(s)

Adriana Parra

Contact
Contact

Marie Lamensch

Venezuelan Caminantes — a journey of hope and survival Venezuelan Caminantes — a journey of hope and survival

Venezuela is facing the biggest political and economic crisis in its history. What has now become a humanitarian crisis has generated the largest exodus ever recorded in the history of Latin America.

These Venezuelans have come to be known as Los Caminantes, The Walkers. They are desperate to flee their country and carry only a few of their belongings with them. They travel by foot for days on end in sometimes brutal conditions to neighbouring Columbia.

Adriana Parra is the deputy director of the Entre Dos Tierra’s Foundation, a migration initiative based in Colombia that tries to provide help to the Caminantes. Para will talk about her foundation’s work and her experience on the road with The Walkers.

This event is co-organized by the Montreal branch of the Canadian International Council, the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia and the Canada-Venezuela Democracy Forum.

Only individuals with tickets will be allowed in. Organizers will refuse entry to individuals who intend to disrupt the discussion.

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