Ruth Goring writes that in Colombia, 'Soap is Political'
Ruth Goring grew up in Colombia in a family of Christian missionaries. She left as a young adult, but Colombia still remained important to her. Ruth returned to Colombia years later to work on human and civil rights issues. Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples were especially vulnerable to atrocities by all sides during a decades long civil war between government, guerrilla and paramilitary forces. Goring has written a new biographical book of poetry about her experiences called Soap is Political. She’ll share moments of her life as an advocate for Colombian civilians and share some of the poems from her book.
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(End Song: "Caras Lindas" by Susana Baca)