On February 5, 2021 – FOC hosted the panel “Discussing Race and Gender in 21st-Century Colombia.”

FOC’s very own Dr. Taylor Owen Ramsey, Ph.D. moderated a timely and important discussion, “Race and Gender in 21st-Century Colombia,” with three esteemed guests:
– Dr. Ángela Castro from Colorado College
– Dr. Monica Styles from College of Charleston
– Dr. Katherine Anson from St. Mark’s School of Texas

This event was free but any donations went directly to Batambora and Asociación de Mujeres Afro-Colombianas, Colombian charities chosen by our guest speakers. Additionally, FOC matched $1,000 in order to send $2,000 total to the two organizations:

  • Batamboralocated in the Afro-Colombia community of La Boquilla (north of Cartagena), this organization is dedicated to keeping traditional music and dance alive by offering music classes and jobs to young people in the community. Thank you video message here.
  • Asociación de Mujeres Afro-Colombianaslocated in Cali, this organization seeks to improve the quality of life for Afro-Colombians through community projects that focus on ethnic, cultural, gender and generational perspectives.