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Contact Karen Cardona at: kcardona@conncoll.edu


Luis Cardona, father of Karen Cardona ’13 student at Connecticut College, will speak about his experiences working for Coca Cola in Colombia and becoming an union activist against this company’s unethical and criminal practices. More information can be found at killercoke.org This event took place on Tuesday, Feb. 18th at Connecticut College and was funded by the Center for the Comparative Study in Race and Ethnicity, CISLA, and the Departments of Anthropology, Sociology, Film Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies.

Packed Audience at Connecticut College Hears Sinaltrainal’s Luis Cardona

Luis Cardona, a former Coca-Cola worker in Colombia, addressed a packed audience at Connecticut College on February 18, 2014. Cardona had been present at the Coca-Cola plant in Carepa when Isidro Gil, Sinaltrainal leader/Coke worker was murdered. He held the bullet riddled union leader in his arms and when the paramilitary murderers tried to kidnap Cardona, he fled and came to the United States for asylum.

Cardona spoke "about his experiences working for Coca-Cola in Colombia and becoming a union activist against this company’s unethical and criminal practices."

Click here to hear his speech.

Sinaltrainal leader Luis Cardona & translator.

Connecticut students listening to Cardona.

Connecticut College students challenging Coke.

Cardona’s presentation was sponsored by the Center for the Comparative Study in Race and Ethnicity, CISLA, and the Departments of Anthropology, Sociology, Film Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies.


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