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2° NONVIOLENCE FESTIVAL. MEDELLIN - COLOMBIA.

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2° NONVIOLENCE FESTIVAL. MEDELLIN - COLOMBIA.

Time: October 2, 2011 to October 8, 2011
Location: Medellín, Antioquia. COLOMBIA
Event Type: festival
Organized By: Fundación Mahatma Gandhi
Latest Activity: Aug 30, 2011

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INTRODUCTION AND JUSTIFICATION.

There have been many years that Medellin has been charged with the most indiscriminate violence: The Drug Cartels in the 80’s, followed by the phenomenon of urban guerrillas and militias, after the wave of paramilitary city blocks; ´´El Metro``, ´´El Cacique Nutibara`` and Héroes de Granada, in the recent years all about “combos” and drug gangs, believed to be around 300 offenders and criminal groups in the city. All this times immersed in a story that makes us outsiders, because they are part of a legacy that doesn´t make us feel proud, but it make us react to the long period which is in violation of the main right, LIFE.

However, indifference and fear results to be the greatest enemies of peace, and at this point Nonviolence taken as a lifestyle, a philosophy of major like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Norberto Bobbio among others, speaks of peaceful resistance and refusal to accept the obedience of constant, unwarranted deaths accompanied by torture, kidnapping as a greatest scourge, corruption as a fashion disease, and especially the rejection of difference.

For Mahatma Gandhi Foundation, to create a space within the city to identify this philosophy is vital, so the II Festival of Nonviolence from a humane proposal, seeks to articulate the citizenship to a deep internalization of the idea of ​​resisting violent attitudes with attitudes as simple as adopting the culture of legality in the home, neighborhood communities, in public places and anywhere that requires a minimal standard of living.

From art as analysis option to violence from a very critical view, it is expected to reflect some of the behaviors that generate violence, because this is not only physical and verbal abuse, even with indifference the violence is generated, that’s why the proposal to the alternative media and virtual key partners for the dissemination of information in the city and the metropolitan area, is recommended from aesthetic values ​​associated with the philosophy of nonviolence in ways that give priority to peace and preserve the respect and tolerance as the base of everything.

On October 2, around the world is generated large demonstrations commemorating the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and for this reason the Foundation has its power in the political and social principles of nonviolence, Medellín is also intended to articulate these causes to generate impact to enact a different speech to the resignation and conformity against the war and alienation in military doctrines.

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