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Nov 16 2022

Zona Abierta: MAFAPO ¿Quién dio la orden? Madres de los Falsos Positivos de Colombia – World Tour 2022

November 16, 2022

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM



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Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center, the UIC Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies and the Northwestern University Department of Spanish and Portuguese.


Join us for a special conversation with mothers of victims of state violence in Colombia.


The association of Mothers of victims of the “False Positives”, MAFAPO, was created in 2010 to denounce the murders of more than six thousand young men by the Colombian army to present them as guerrillas killed in combat. They call for the truth to be revealed about those responsible for the murders, the location of many of the victims, and guarantees of justice, reparation, and non-repetition by the Colombian State.

Learn more about the #MAFAPOWorldTour campaign to raise awareness within the international community about these State crimes. The campaign is gathering support from humanitarian, social and political organizations for the struggle of the mothers of the victims.


Program will be presented in Spanish with English Interpretation.


All in-person events at the LCC (Lecture Center B2) will have limited capacity and wearing a mask is required. Espacio limitado y mascarillas requeridas.


WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

TIME: 3pm - 4:30PM CST

WHERE: Latino Cultural Center in Lecture Center B2


For access needs or questions, email us at or call (312)996-3095.

All audiences are welcome.


This program is co-sponsored by the UIC Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program; School of Literature, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics; and the Social Justice Initiative.

Date posted

Nov 9, 2022

Date updated

Nov 9, 2022