Free Trade with Colombia: At what cost?

Free Trade with Colombia: At what cost?

Colombian social movements speak out

Four leaders of Colombian social movements representing women, Indigenous peoples, workers and faith-based communities are coming to Canada to speak out about the human rights impacts they believe will result if the recently signed Canada Colombia Free Trade Agreement is implemented. All four are also leaders of the Coalition of Social Movements (COMOSOC) representing almost two million people.

  • German Casama, a leader of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC)
  • Maria del Carmen Sanchez, National President of the Colombian health workers’ union ANTHOC
  • Yolanda Becerra, National Director of the Popular Women’s Organization (OFP)
  • Brother Omar Fernandez, Director of the Inter Franciscan Commission for Justice, Peace and Reverence for Creation.

With the participation of

  • Judy Rebick, CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University
  • Ricardo Grinspun, teaches economics and political economy and is a fellow of CERLAC at York University

Presented by:
KAIROS, RedLEIDH-York University, United Church of Canada, Americas Policy Group of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, and Amnesty International Canada (English Speaking Branch)


252 Bloor Street West (Room 5280)
Toronto, ON
43° 40' 3.3132" N, 79° 23' 57.9156" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.