august, 2018

25aug5:00 pm8:00 pmSongs and Stories of Resistance with Daira Quiñones


Event Details

Join us in welcoming Afro-Colombian human rights defender, singer, and peace-builder Daira Quiñones in Minneapolis on August 25th for a WFP fundraiser to hear songs and stories of resistance and peace.

Witness for Peace teams from Cuba, Colombia, Honduras, and Mexico will be in town, along with regional organizers and national staff from around the country! Enjoy dinner by local chef Brett Weber, bid on silent auction items, and connect with Witness for Peace teams and supporters!

More About Daira: Amidst escalating violence in post-accords Colombia, Daira continues to build women-led movements and organizations including FUNDARTECP that fight for complete reparations (including territory), truth of crimes committed during the conflict and direct participation of all victims. Daira was displaced from her ancestral lands in Tumaco, Colombia and began organizing with other displaced Afro-Colombian, Indigenous and campesinx women in Bogotá, creating spaces of sharing and hope.

“There is a strong rupture in our society. We need to heal ourselves and heal our territories to generate a good relationship that can build peace. I believe songs have the power to arrive to someone and heal. My peace is connected to your peace and equally your peace is my peace. Peace can happen when your problem becomes my problem. ”

Co-hosts Keith EllisonPatricia Torres RayDavid PeggSarah Kelley-PeggKaela BergPhillip CryanMigdalia LoyolaNorma AtuestaMónica María HurtadoKera PetersonConnor KlausingThom HainesMelissa HysingMeghan KrauschMagdalena KaluzaJim Dimock, along with the Minnesota Fair Trade CoalitionBlack Visions Collective, and the Minnesota Cuba Committee.

*Witness for Peace is a politically independent grassroots movement. We do not endorse any political party or candidate.


(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Du Nord Craft Spirits

2610 32nd St E, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406


Black Visions Collective