Tag Archives: Cinquera

Bill and popular education

We’ve been away for a while. Most of our efforts in the past months were dedicated to organizing, executing and evaluating the 2019 Popular Education Workshop, a week-long experience in Cinquera. As we did last year, we chose to ask the participants to share their personal experience. This time, we present you Bill Silvia’s account […]

The 2019 popular education workshop in Cinquera is coming!

We are once again preparing for a great popular education workshop in Cinquera.   WHAT IS THIS ABOUT? The week we are planning will be a combination of workshop sessions and time spent with people in several rural communities, learning about their lives, the ways they support themselves, their history, in particular of the civil […]

Edgewood Delegation / La delegación de Edgewood (2019)

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   From January 9th to January 20th, a delegation of students from Edgewood College visited El Salvador as a way to understand more of the themes already discussed in their class led by Ian Davies and Marc Rosenthal, from the Madison-Arcatao Sister Citiy Project. Most of the participants are studying to become […]

ARDM’s forum

Puede leer el informe en español aquí: DÉCIMO NOVENO FORO ECOLÓGICO – ARDM   On October 19th, ARDM organized their environmental forum, in which they try to raise awareness about environmental issues to all the inhabitants of the communities that surround the forest of Cinquera. In this event there was participation from the mayor’s office, […]

Arlington: “Cambio climático y migración”

Artículo original de Rafi Barglow / Arlington Teosinte Sister City Project   La semana pasada, Zulma Tobar y Bernardo Belloso vinieron desde El Salvador a visitar la escuela de Arlington para hablar con casi cuatrocientos estudiantes sobre importantes temas que nos unen.   Tobar es la co-coordinadora de Ciudades Hermanas, una organización que coordina las relaciones […]

Robin Harris: My experience on the popular education workshop / Mi experiencia en el taller de educación popular

(EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO)   For a week, we were not the experts. For a week, we silenced our cultural biases and opened our hearts, listening to Salvadoran experiences, Salvadoran pain, Salvadoran justice and healing. My experience during the Popular Education School was transformational, and I emerged from the week energized, motivated, and ready to take […]

Upcoming Popular Education workshop: August 12-19, 2018

U.S. – El Salvador Sister Cities invites you to an immersive week-long Popular Education School. The School is designed to give participants a basic understanding of the principles and practice of popular education, and to help participants gain both skills and ongoing support to use popular education in their own activism in the United States. […]

Reflections on Youth Delegation and International Sistering and Solidarity Gathering

Delia Landers, a member of the USESSC Board of Directors from Philadelphia, PA, writes about her experience on the recent Regional Youth Delegation leading up to the International Sistering and Solidarity Gathering in July.

The Commemoration of the Fallen in Cinquera

Sarah and new co-coordinator Alexandra arrived in Cinquera on Saturday April 17th to participate in their yearly Commemoration of the Fallen. The Commemoration began at dusk with a caminata, a candle lit procession through the town for which we joined about 200 community members. Participants shouted out the names of people from the region who […]