San Agustin, Colombia to host International Biennial of Education and Culture of Peace

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An article by the Editor of Diario del Huila (translation by CPNN)

The Faculty of Education of Surcolombiana University (USCO) will hold the first International Biennial of education and culture of peace from 13 to August 15 in the city of San Agustin.

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The organizers of this academic event are the USCO, the Faculty of Education, the Masters Program of Education and Culture of Peace and the Peace Education Collective. The academic committee is composed of Myriam Oviedo, coordinator of the Master’s Program and teacher at the USCO; Marieta Quintero Mejía, national coordinator of the Peace Education Collective and professor at the District University; Diego Escobar, professor at the National University of San Martin (Buenos Aires); Miriam E. Kriger, a researcher at CLACSO, Conicet and University of Buenos Aires; Alexander Ruiz, director of the doctorate in Education at the Pedagogical University; and Monica Mazariegos (Guatemala, Universidad Internacional Tierra Ciudadana (UITC).

Participants may be leaders or members of social and training programs and projects, or initiatives related to education and culture of peace. Also invited are program managers and participants of training centers and university institutes specializing in peace studies, research groups, promoters of magazines and publications in the field, teachers, students, professionals, activists and social leaders.

“The First International Biennial of education and culture of peace is conceived to be a stage to share, discuss, disseminate, encourage and promote peace initiatives undertaken by institutions, communities, groups, associations, unions and groups. In this sense, the biennial is intended not only as a space to recognize the voices of the conflict, but also as an opportunity to unite our voices to build multiple possibilities of peace,” the organizers explained.

They added that this first version of the Biennial will be held in the municipality of San Agustin (Huila), “a land of art and peace located between the cold Massif of Colombia and the arid valley of the Magdalena. It was chosen to host this event in view of its ancestral, heterogeneous and multicultural “character

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