Strong Voices Series: Fall 2021

This fall, starting on Monday, September 13th at 5pm PST/8pm EST and continuing bi-monthly, we invite our LMI friends and family to the “Strong Voices Series” zoom calls inspired by the text Don’t Be Afraid, Gringo (buy here). The autobiography is written by Elvia Alvarado, a campesina woman who advocated for the rights of women from rural areas. She co-hosted a women’s conference with our student director here at LMI, Karla Mendoza, and her legacy and resilience as a campesina continues to impact the world today.

Our journey through the text will include the voices of students and graduates of TLC. We will dive into 6 different topics each week such as “Current Honduran Politics & International Relations,” “Family Structures & Gender Roles,” “Rural Economics & Entrepreneurship,” and other relevant issues that will ground us together in the culture and context of Honduras. Attendance at all meetings is not a requirement, but will create a fuller understanding of our Honduran neighbors’ lives. 

*Please note that reading is encouraged but not required for this event.

We would be thrilled to have you join us for any or all of these calls on 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22!

Sign up here!

9/13

Life in Rural Honduras

Featured Speaker: Karen Ramirez

9/27

Religion & Family Structure

Featured Speaker: Lenis Garcia

10/11

Land Ownership

 LMI Alumni Speaker

10/25

Educational Access

LMI Alumni Speaker

11/8

Politics & Int’l Relations

LMI Alumni Speaker

11/22

Economics & Entrepreneurship

LMI Alumni Speaker