Colombia’s Afro population endures frequent violence and persecution from the country’s numerous armed factions. Their lives are complicated further by violence from decades of civil war and economic interests, such as the mining industry, narco-traffickers and large landowners. Global Activists, Ruth Goring and Michael Bracey, will share their experiences and the art they produced (photos, poetry and sketchings) from a trip to Colombia’s Afro community at an exhibition at Chicago’s Uri-Eichen Gallery. Goring is a board member for Colombia Vive Chicago, an NGO dedicated to human rights in Colombia and author of the bio-poetry book, Soap is Political and Bracey is a photojournalist and editor of the “Africans Within the Americas” project.
(Photo: Flickr/art around)