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.
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!
Below you will find a condensed version of each Strong Voices Series meeting. Feel free to share with friends and family to spread more awareness of what life looks like in rural Honduras.
Life in Rural Honduras
Featured Speaker: Karen Ramirez
Religion & Family Structure
Featured Speaker: Lenis Garcia
Featured Speaker: Yolany Garcia
Featured Speaker: Olga Sosa
Politics & Int’l Relations
Featured Speakers: Dania Lemus, Karla Mendoza, Mizraim Tovar
Economics & Entrepreneurship
Featured Speakers: Gibelly Salgado, Becca Robinson