Where the World Comes to Windham County

WWAC IS RETURNING FROM SUMMER BREAK

On Friday, August 24 @ 7 pm
At Centre Congregational Church (Parlor)
193 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT
WWAC Presents

“EL SALVADOR BEYOND THE HEADLINES”

Two Speakers: Wendy Wallas and Jaime Armando Sánchez

 

 

Wendy will be talking about community media in El Salvador and Radio Victoria´s role in the struggle against transnational gold mining companies.

Jaime will talk about the challenges Salvadoran youth face getting access to university careers and how education can be a dynamic motor for development on both a personal and community level in a country that confronts high levels of social violence.

Cofffee,Tea, & Conversation from 7 pm.
Talk to begin at 7:30.
Q & A to follow

 

WendyWendy Wallas is a Vermont resident who has lived and worked in El Salvador for almost 30  years. She helped start Radio Victoria, a community radio station run by youth in the northern countryside. She also serves as the in-country coordinator, interpreter and guide for many student and solidarity groups as well as journalists and academics.

 

Jaime 3Jaime Armando Sánchez was born in a Honduran refugee camp during El Salvador´s civil war. He lives in Santa Marta, a rural community in northern El Salvador.  Jaime is in charge of fund-raising and grant-writing for ADES, the Economic Social Development Association in the Cabañas province. Jaime has participated in community based activities such as theater, dance and alternative communications. He is a member of the Community University Scholarship Program where he studied International Relations at El Salvador´s National University.

 

 

Want to learn more about El Salvador.  Here are some links to give you helpful background information before the talk:

A Century of U.S. Intervention Created the Immigration Crisis
El Salvador Bans Metal Mining

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