In addition to creating and partnering with other organizations in a variety of events to help advance our mission, AfroColombia NY has engaged in other endeavors to promote AfroColombian culture and bring awareness about issues affecting AfroColombian communities.
AfroColombia NY signs with NASGACC to denounce threats
Various organizations that help Ideigenous and AfroColombian displaced people received death threats from various paramilitary groups in June. ACNY signed a petition that calls for action from the Colombian government, the United Nations and the U.S. Government to take action by investigating these threats.
AfroColombia NY Joins Cause for Displaced Persons
AfroColombia NY officially signs on to a US and Colombia NGO and activist letter that will go to the U.S. House of Representatives next week in favor of House Resolution 1244 on Afro-Colombian, Indigenous and Women who are Internally Displaced Persons.
In 2004, the Colombian Constitutional Court declared a State of Unconstitutional Affairs and ordered the Colombian government to address the needs and rights of the displaced population. Despite the Constitutional Court’s demands, Colombia’s displacement crisis continues and the Colombian government remains unaccountable. The resolution led by Representative Hank Johnson (GA) and 22 other co-sponsors calls on the Government of Colombia to fully implement the Constitutional Court’s orders and is vital to raising awareness of the plight of Afro-Colombian, Indigenous and Women who are internally displaced persons.
AfroColombia NY worked with Yele Haiti to bring relief efforts to the people immediately displaced by the earthquake in Haiti.
ACNY at the 4th Annual New York Multilingual Book Expo
As part of the 4th Annual Multilingual Book Expo at the Queens Museum of Art, the organizers of ACNY will be sharing information on AfroColombian writers and Literature. The 4th Annual Book Fair Expo will be celebrated on Friday October 2nd and Saturday October 3rd.
The organizers of ACNY will be distributing brochures informing the public about the valuable contributions of AfroColombian writers. In addition, a documentary on the life of Manuel Zapata Olivella, entitled “Path Opener”, will enlighten the public about the most important AfroColombian writer in history. In addition books by AfroColombian writer Floresmiro Perea Renteria will be on display.
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