Cross-cultural organizing in Newport

Coastal Progressives of Lincoln County, Centro de Ayuda and the Rural Organizing Project invited community members to a free half-day popular education workshop presented by Equipo Maiz, our friends from El Salvador, on Saturday, April 24, 2010. Nelson Orellana of Equipo Maiz facilitated a workshop that provided a space for reflection and mutual learning across race and culture lines. Participants learned about popular education methodology as an opportunity to pool our collective knowledge and experience and then take action for positive change
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Founded In 1983, in the midst of El Salvador’s brutal civil war, Equipo Maiz facilitates popular education workshops and training programs for grassroots organizations and the general population of El Salvador, focusing on leadership development, economic justice, gender equality, environmental issues and civic participation. They also develop educational materials that seek to explain, through simple text and lively, evocative drawings, issues of political and social relevance.

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