Lindsey Crifasi (Colombia)


Lindsey Crifasi

Lindsey Crifasi (Survivor Corps in Colombia): Lindsey received her BA in Spanish and International Studies at the University of Kansas. After graduation she was able to spend a year working with children with disabilities at a local elementary school. In the summer of 2008, Lindsey worked as a language teacher in the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2009, she interned at Amnesty International. Lindsey graduated from American University with her Masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution.



14 Sep

Facing facts and living life: A brief profile of a Colombian soldier and landmine survivor

During patrol for the Colombian military, James took a step which would alter his life

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Posted Sep 14, 2009

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04 Sep

“I want to be treated like a ‘normal’ person”

Arcesio sat wringing his hands while alternating between strained smiles and somber looks as I

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Posted Sep 04, 2009

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31 Aug

Jairo is Survivor Corps’ Strategic Director for Colombia. He’s the only staff member for Survivor Corps in Colombia, but his knowledge, experience, and contacts have made this post second nature for him and allow Survivor Corps’ program flourish.

WATCH:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FScgcuG_kMo Jairo is Survivor Corps’ Strategic Director for Colombia. He’s the only staff member

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Posted Aug 31, 2009

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26 Aug

An Advocacy Project interview with the President of Fundación ArcÁngeles

Juan Pablo Salazar is the young and energetic President of Fundación ArcÁngeles, a partner organization

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Posted Aug 26, 2009

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23 Aug

Last day in Bogotá

A week full of interviews and packing in the last of the Bogotá sites has

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Posted Aug 23, 2009

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17 Aug

Surviving and rising above forced displacement

Marina was half an hour away from being forcefully recruited to the FARC (Revolutionary Armed

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Posted Aug 17, 2009

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16 Aug

Confrontation with a Colombian paramilitary commander

When Ana Carolina* began participating in San Francisco’s reconciliation forums, space where participants can speak

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Posted Aug 16, 2009

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16 Aug

A demobilized paramilitary wants the best for his village

Don Diego feels remorse for his time as a paramilitary. He was in the autodefensas

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Posted Aug 16, 2009

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15 Aug

Reconciliation Project Fair–July 22, 2009, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia

WATCH: Reconciliation Project Fair–July 22, 2009, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia This Reconciliation Project Fair

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Posted Aug 15, 2009

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14 Aug

Well, it turned out I had to get my visa extended, too…

…which included a $34 fee and running all over town getting receipts from banks, photos,

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Posted Aug 14, 2009

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14 Aug

“I learned how to transform my pain.”

“I learned how to transform my pain.” It has not been easy for Martha Gil

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Posted Aug 14, 2009

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14 Aug

Only 1 week left…

…and so much to do.  After my interviews in San Francisco this week and from

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Posted Aug 14, 2009

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10 Aug

1 plane + 2 taxis + 3 busetas + 9 hours = Arrival in San Francisco, Antioquia, Colombia

I’m here in a small town only reachable by gravel roads after winding and winding around

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Posted Aug 10, 2009

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09 Aug

Alirio’s Story of Survival: War in Colombia and Afterwards, Peer Support through Sport

Watch Alirio’s Story of Survival here

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Posted Aug 09, 2009

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07 Aug

A Pioneer in the Disability Movement in the Pueblo of Colombia

When I asked the proprietor of my hotel in Santa Fe de Antioquia if he

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Posted Aug 07, 2009

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06 Aug

Reconciling the loss of all her children…

Rosalba Belebilla lost each of her 5 children one by one sixteen years ago.  She’s

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Posted Aug 06, 2009

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19 Jul

Partner in the Survivor Movement: Centro Integral de Rehabilitación de Colombia (CIREC)

CIREC is one of the leading organizations working with Colombians with disabilities in the country

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Posted Jul 19, 2009

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13 Jul

Survivors around the world unite!

Maximus Miami Quad Rugby This promo video for quad rugby in Miami has everything…laughs…action…MY voice! 

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Posted Jul 13, 2009

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10 Jul

On the issue and semantics of “internally displaced people”

The term “displaced” has always seemed very callous to me…as if a group of people

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Posted Jul 10, 2009

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10 Jul

Quad Rugby in Bogotá

I was fortunate enough to watch Colombia’s only Quad Rugby team practice yesterday.  I also

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Posted Jul 10, 2009

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06 Jul

Group discussion: How can we make the convention center in Cartagena accessible?

From left to right: Survivor Corps country director Jairo Arboleda, Fundación Arcángeles architect, and Fundación

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Posted Jul 06, 2009

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06 Jul

A visit to Fundación Arcángeles: business and building relationships

On Friday Jairo, my friend Juliette, and I made a trip to Fundación Arcángeles.  The

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Posted Jul 06, 2009

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03 Jul

Partner in the survivor movement: Fundación Arcángeles

Fundación Arcángeles was created in early 2005 in Colombia as a model of social responsibility

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Posted Jul 03, 2009

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02 Jul

Tomorrow to Survivor Corps partner organization Fundación Arcángeles

…and a friend has come to visit.  Juliette and I interned together at Amnesty International. 

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Posted Jul 02, 2009

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30 Jun

From an interview with Conciudadania’s Territorial Director, Benjamín Cardona…on results of Collective Action for Reconciliation project 5/8/09 in Santa Fe de Antioquia.

“What was positive from the experience of the encounter between victims, ex-combatants, and people from

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Posted Jun 30, 2009

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30 Jun

Partners in the survivor movement: Conciudadania

Survivor Corps in Colombia really exists through partnerships with local organizations.  Three of the organizations

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Posted Jun 30, 2009

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25 Jun

First days at work: Survivor Corps Colombia

After a long weekend due to Sacred Heart day (observed ten weeks and a day

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Posted Jun 25, 2009

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18 Jun

Lindsey, meet Bogotá. Bogotá, Lindsey.

Arrival in Bogota Two flights and 4 “This American Life‘s” later (I really need to

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Posted Jun 18, 2009

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07 Jun

Lindsey’s Expectations of Fellowship in Colombia

Watch a short video on what Lindsey expects to get out of her Fellowship in

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Posted Jun 07, 2009

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