Former Colombian senator and activist Ingrid Betancourt was abducted by the FARC while campaigning as a candidate in the Colombian presidential elections and held captive in the Colombian jungle for six and a half years before being freed in a dramatic 2008 rescue. On October 28, 2010, Betancourt discussed her story as told in her memoir, Even Silence Has an End
, as part of I.M.O.W.'s Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change
Speaker Series. She appeared in conversation with Jeanne Carstensen, managing editor of The Bay Citizen.
(A video of the event is available here.)