"Through our dreams we take a chance, we defy what has been imposed on us, we insist on living differently. The proposal of the Red Juvenil is to build a collective, to come together, live and unlearn together, to defend dignity, that of our own and many others.”
- Adriana Roman, Medellín Youth Network
For Adriana's speaking tour schedule, click here.
“[Invincible is] One of the most talented emcees I've ever heard black or white, male or female..."
Speaking, Workshop and Hip Hop tour, November 2008
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The Tour: Who, What, and Why?
Fellowship of Reconciliation’s (FOR) Nonviolent Youth Collective (NVYC) and Colombia program, in collaboration with the Not Your Soldier Project and are putting on a Hip-Hop tour with Colombian and U.S. conscientious objectors (COs) to the military.
From November 1 - 12, 2006, Janice Gallagher, who left on November 24 to serve on FOR's Colombia Peace Presence Team, and Fedelma McKenna, biked over 500 miles from Boston to Washington D.C. to raise awareness and funds for their human rights work in Colombia.
A message from Janice:
15,000 members. Over 90 years old. Interfaith, Pacifist. These were some of the factual nuggets we [Janice and Fedelma McKenna] knew about FOR before we started our pedal for peace from Boston to Washington, DC to support FOR's human rights work in Colombia. On the road, these nuggets materialized in the form of an incredibly diverse group of supporters who, to a person, inspired us to keep going with their deep commitment to peace, their warm hearts, houses and food, and their enthusiastic reception of wet and smelly bicyclists.
The FOR periodically hosts speaking tours and roadshows with Peace Community Members, civil society leaders from other partner organizations or returned Peace Presence Team members on a variety of topics, including the Colombian conflict and non-violent resistance, conscientious objection, non-violent protective accompaniment and the drug war. If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact the office at 510.7763.1403.