We firmly believe in art and the active participation
of individuals as a powerful tool to foster social transformations.
In Colombia, the duties of the State regarding security, life, and dignity of peasants, indigenous peoples, Afro-descendant communities, and other vulnerable populations in the peripheral regions of the country have not only been omitted but also violated by the institutional forces. Since Here We Draw the Line is committed to building collective memory and to amplifying the voices of those who call for peace, social justice, and the protection of human rights in Colombia, we present a translation of Vorágine's article: The Army Operation Stained with Civilian Blood about the massacre of Puerto Leguízamo, Putumayo, that was committed on the 28th of March, 2022. Our goal is to raise awareness and remember that almost nine months have passed since these horrific events where civilians were killed and stigmatised as criminals to justify an irregular army operation, and that the Colombian society still has not received any answers.
Writing: José Guarnizo, village of Remanso, Putumayo Illustration: Angie Pik Video: Bibiana Bello Translation: Tatiana Quintero and Zsófia Kelemen
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
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 with four years of experience in intercultural and independent journalism
Jennifer Zamudio Triana
Lawyer and Compliance advisor.
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.
Mariana Calderon Jaramillo
PhD Student of Demography; Magister en Social Studies of Science, Sociologist.
PhD Student in Theater Studies; Master in Theater Studies; Theater Direction; Actress.
Tatiana Quintero Suárez
Master Social Anthropology; Lawyer; Political Scientist.
Master of Science in Political Economy.
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