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Peace in an Age of Violence: Reparations, Reconciliation, Renewal

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Brutal war has engulfed villages and cities in Mali. Violence in Colombia has forced people out of their homes and left anger, fear and poverty in its wake. Does post-apartheid South Africa offer a vision and a model for war-torn societies? Many countries that have been torn apart by civil war ask: how do we rebuild, how can we make amends, or does accountability trump reconciliation?

  • Joaquin Chavez, historian at UIC, research and direct work on reconciliation and reconstruction in El Salvador
  • Ali Issa, anti-militarist activist, writer and field organizer for War Resisters League
  • Prexy Nesbitt, educator, activist and speaker on Africa, foreign policy and racism
  • Astrid Suarez, founder of Columbia vive Chicago
  • Barbara Ransby, historian, author, and Director of the Social Justice Initiative and Gender and Women's Studies at UIC (moderator)


Recorded live Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the UIC Pavilion part of WBEZ's 6th Annual Global Activism Expo. 

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