The festivals bring together more than 20 groups and initiatives, and around 40 activists. It is the activists and their works that are the protagonists of the Peace Festivals, they are the ones who with their knowledge and imagination give shape and life to these encounters.
“If just one person is making memories, they may have biases, they may have only one perspective. But when everyone participates, many people participate, that’s many perspectives, with dissent and everything you want, it will guarantee that it’s a faithful memory, that it’s real, that it’s inclusive.”.
A space for creation and production of dramatic arts related to memory, gender and human rights. They see art as a space of resistance for memory histories and voices.
Accomarca diaspora in Lima dedicated to reviving their traditions and sharing their history including the massacre of their community by the military in 1985 and their ongoing struggle for justice.
Collective of women from Villa El Salvador, Lima who work on popular education for women’s leadership. They aim to learn from the history of their district to transform their reality through solidarity and autonomy.
The Peruvian Sons and daughters for Identity and Justice, against Forgetting and Silence is a collective of the second generation of relatives and friends of people imprisoned or killed due to their links to one of the armed groups in Peru’s internal war.
Collective of victims’ relatives, student groups and human rights activists who take memory out to streets to denounce impunity and criminalisation of protest, and to reconstruct a country with memory and justice.
An initiative that collectively created a massive scarf made by fragments knitted by the relatives of the disappeared from diverse regions during the armed conflict. It resulted in a scarf of hope and solidarity.
A project of an itinerant, travelling, alternative and independent muse- um which aims to keep alive the memory of the political violence, reflecting on its causes and consequences in the present through the arts.
A unique publishing house created by victims of the conflict that aims to reconstruct people’s daily life histories under war. They have a work- shop which produces their publications using recycled cardboard.
Community organisation created by its population as space of resistance to violence and the dynamic of the armed conflict. They are victims of land dispossession, displacement, and the killing of their people.
Pacifist, feminist, antimilitarist movement that carries a pedagogy of peace for the construction of a more just, democratic and peaceful country. They organised the Women’s Truth Commission in Colombia.
A generational movement gathering sons and daughters of different expressions of social and popular movement’s historic and political struggles. They work on historical memory against social impunity.
Network of 27 memory places in Colombia interested in working on memory for the non-repetition of violence principle. They support local memory places as spaces for healing, grieving, and learning.
A women’s group that uses knitting and fabric to work on their painful memories as survivors of displacement and killings by paramilitaries. They use memory for the goals of forgiveness, healing and reconcilia- tion.
Librarians have carried on their work in the midst of the conflict, includ- ing areas that have lived through massacres. Libraries became spaces to deal with pain, and to strengthen local identities through the promo- tion of reading.
Young people from the Arhuaco community in Simonorwa who got together around the new library in their community and learnt to use audiovisual technologies for recording and producing their knowledge.
The oldest association of family members fighting for truth, justice and reparation in Peru, founded by Quechua-speaking women in 1983, is today a symbol of struggle and persistence.
A macro-ecumenical organization of Christian inspiration, which promotes emancipatory values through Popular Education in Cuba.
Sons and Daughters for Identity and Justice with Oblivion and Silence: "We are the sons and daughters of outlawed poets, of insurgent revolutionaries, of the dream of a better country, of a country for all.
A trans-disciplinary team that proposes the formation of regional views of the Latin American homeland and in particular the great-Colombian, through research, training and communication.
A group of young artists who facilitate community-led murals with diverse groups in different locations. They have their own art collectives but carry joint initiatives where art and activism meet.
Initially formed by those who were orphaned in their childhood by the internal war and attended the ANFASEP communal kitchen. Over the years it has expanded to include young volunteers who carry out their own human rights and youth work.