Join JFC at this year’s The World Transformed political education festival!
Colombia’s Historic Left Turn: Q&A with Senator María José Pizarro
Tuesday 27 September, 5.30pm
Black-E Main Space
1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW
Colombia recently elected its first ever leftist government, after decades of violent conflict under right-wing governance. Justice for Colombia is delighted to welcome to Liverpool senator María José Pizarro, a member of new president Gustavo Petro’s Historic Pact coalition. In a country where the Left has often been violently suppressed, Petro’s triumph is an extraordinary achievement – but his government faces major challenges to address inequality, ongoing conflict and the far right. Join JFC and María José Pizarro to discuss the hopes and challenges ahead, as well as the lessons to be drawn from the rise of the Colombian Left. Attendees can also enjoy a free empanada kindly provided by Liverpool’s Colombian community.
- Senator María José Pizarro – Historic Pact governing coalition
- Kim Johnson MP – Liverpool Riverside (visited Colombia in May 2022)
- Ian Byrne MP – Liverpool West Derby (visited Colombia in May 2019)
- Hasan Dodwell – Director, JFC