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Peacebuilding en las Americas

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Friends Center,
1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia
19102 Philadelphia, PA
United States

Please join us for an evening to hear about the Peacebuilding en las Américas Initiative of Friends Peace Teams with Monica Maher. The work focuses on the region known as the Triangle of Death – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – which has the highest homicide rates in the world, and on Colombia at this historic moment of the peace accords to end Latin America´s longest-running civil war. Friends will learn about workshops in the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) offered with former gang members incarcerated in Honduras, indigenous communities resisting illegal mining projects on their ancestral lands, war survivors healing from trauma in El Salvador, members of the National Civil Police in Guatemala, and demobilized guerillas and ex-military in Colombia.
Contact: Monica Maher, [email protected]