A COLOMBIA JOURNEY: FINDING MAYBERRY IN THE LAND OF PABLO ESCOBAR
Tucson resident Richard Boren, who actually grew up in the mythical Mayberry of NC (i.e. the Andy Griffith Show), spent the first three months of 2018 working with the peace building organization SembrandoPaz and visiting communities of demobilized FARC guerrillas and indigenous communities. Richard also spent time with a shaman healer where he learned about the health benefits of throwing up. He will share additional reflections on the peace process, Venezuela crisis, dog bites, plastic surgery, and what happens in Colombia when you overstay your visa.