Equally, this course of action will support the strengthening of Colombia’s black community at the local, regional, and national levels. Cooperation—from the grassroots Afrocolombian associations all the way to international organizations—will catch and retain the ear of the Colombian government. As such, organizing and lobbying efforts will secure and defend the collective territories against the effects of racism and violence wrought by civil war, eventually replacing it with the socioeconomic revival and consolidation of Afrocolombian communities.
Piedad Córdoba Ruíz is a Colombian Senator.
Piedad Córdoba Ruíz es senadora colombiana.