We firmly believe in art and the active participation
of individuals as a powerful tool to foster social transformations.
On the 09th of April we will mobilize in Amsterdam of memory and solidarity with the victims of the armed conflict in Colombia. This date is a great opportunity to gather, raise our voices, and remind the world that in Colombia dreaming of an inclusive society is a deadly risk. According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies, since the signature of the peace agreement in 2016 to date, that is to say, five years: 288 massacres have been perpetrated, 308 former members of the FARC-EP guerrilla have been killed, as well as 1327 leaders and human rights defenders; 41 of them, so far in 2022. To vindicate the life and the struggles of the ones represented by these numbers, Here We Draw the Line invites you to participate in a demonstration on the 9th of April at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, from 14:30 to 17:00. There, all together we can say that their struggles are alive and are ours! We will honor the labor of social leaders, human rights defenders, peasants, syndicalists, students, women and men that were killed and are now an example and inspiration to keep demanding the respect of life and the construction of a space where we all are welcome.
Plaza Dam, Amsterdam.
*Wear black because we are in mourning. Bring a red scarf or garment on hand, if you want to be part of the performance. You can also bring an instrument to shake the streets of Amsterdam.
In order to continue contacting artists, printing portraits and holding other demonstrations, we kindly invite you to make your donations.
Thanks in advance!
There are sources of information and organizations that work with victims of the conflict in Colombia.
For example check out: "Somos Defensores"
If you want to make a portrait and know about the life and social struggles of one of the Colombian Social Leaders, contact us.
We work in the development of cultural and artistic activities to promote the defence of the Colombian social leader’s life and integrity.
We are a collective of activists based in different countries around the world. We are united by the urgency of raising international awareness of the human rights violations happening in Colombia, with the national government’s complicity. We firmly believe in the art and the active participation of individuals as a powerful tool to foster social transformations.
We promote spaces where art and critical thinking connect to make public the human rights crisis going on in Colombia, to discuss, protest and seek collective awareness. We want to stop being passive observers and instead play a role as activists; our contribution will be to inform, involve, and invite people worldwide to raise their voices against the violent events happening in Colombia.
We are a non-profit initiative and we are not affiliated with any political party.
Together against the stigmatization of protest in Colombia.watch on youtube
Learn more about the humanitarian crisis in Colombia.
killed 15 civilians in 2020: US State Department
Master in Arts and Heritage.
Social comuniqueidy; Journalist.
Itayosara Rojas Herrera
PhD- Candidate in Development Studies; Msc. Rural Development and Sociologist.
Master in Environment and Resources Management (ENREM).
Visual arts degree; Gestalt Psychotherapy Training.
Laura Betancourt Hurtado
Internationalist and political scientist with a Masters in Risk, Security and Conflicts.
Master in Theater Studies; Theater Direction; Actress.
Tatiana Quintero Suárez
Master Social Anthropology. Lawyer. Political Scientist.
Master of Science in Political Economy.
Do you have questions or ideas? Do you want to join our cause? Contact us!