Monday, 5 March 2007

Post-conflict Truth and Reconciliation in Peru

An evening of reflection and music on the 1980-2000 conflict in Peru, and discussion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report.

Organised by Movement for the Abolition of War and the Peru Support Group in association with St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace.

We will remember those who lost their lives as a result of the conflict between Peruvian state forces and the Maoist group Sendero Luminoso ('Shining Path'). The final report of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which took evidence from relatives who lost loved ones, or who were themselves subjected to violence during the 20-year conflict, will be reviewed.

A 3x2-metre, collective quilt produced by women from the Ayacucho region of Peru - and first exhibited in May 2002 to the TRC - will be displayed and its production and meaning discussed. Music from the Peruvian tradition complemented by British songs of peace and reconciliation will provide a background to the evening.

Speakers and performers include:
- Roberta Bacic (Chilean human rights lecturer, researcher and activist)
- John Crabtree (Latin America Centre, St Anthony's College, Oxford)
- The Andean music group, Sangre Andina
- Sue Gilmurray (singer-songwriter)
- Fernando Cari (Peruvian painter)

At 6 pm on 12th March 2007 at St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and
, Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street
Location: Just south of the junction between Bishopsgate and Camomile St.
For futher information contact MAW on 01908 510642 or Peru Support Group (020 7354 9825)

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