WWAC IS RETURNING FROM SUMMER BREAK
On Friday, August 24 @ 7 pm
At Centre Congregational Church (Parlor)
193 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT
“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
Wendy 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 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: