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Former FARC guerrilla and senator Victoria Sandino in Manchester, Tues 6 Sept

6 September 2022

Justice for Colombia North West and Thompsons Solicitors invite you to a special meeting in Manchester with Victoria Sandino, a former FARC guerrilla commander, peace negotiator and senator in the Colombian congress.

What next for Colombian peace and human rights?
With Victoria Sandino

Tuesday 6 September, 6.30pm
Thompsons Solicitors
55 King Street
Manchester M2 4LQ

REGISTER (free admission)

Refreshments provided


  • Victoria Sandino – former FARC guerrilla and senator
  • Dawn Taylor – Vice-chair, International Committee, NEU
  • Nick MacWilliam – Trade Union & Programmes Officer, JFC
  • Chair: Tracey Delaney – Chair, International Committee, UNISON NW
  • Plus more TBC

After years as a guerrilla commander in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Victoria Sandino was an architect of the 2016 peace agreement between the FARC and the Colombian government. The FARC reformed as a political party and she became a senator before stepping down this year.

Colombia recently elected Gustavo Petro, the first left-wing president in its history. But the country faces extreme inequality and ongoing violence that has killed over 1,000 social activists and 335 former FARC guerrillas.

Join Victoria Sandino and other speakers for this important international solidarity event.