ERIC Number: EJ1166109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Building Local and Transnational Feminisms: An Interview with Noelia Corrales and Lussiana Salazar of la Escuela de Español Colibrí in Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Kemp, Theresa D.
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v26 n2-3 p198-212 2016
In 2009, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's (UWEC) women's studies program offered its first iteration of the faculty-led international immersion course Women's Lives and Experiences in Nicaragua. This program was created and initially led by Dr. Rose-Marie Avin, a faculty member in the economics department and an affiliate member of both women's studies and Latin American studies (LAS). Over the years, various faculty affiliated with both women's studies and LAS have continued to lead the program. In the first few years, the program took place in the colonial city of Granada. However, a number of factors led them to move the program's location in 2015 to Matagalpa, a more northern and mountainous city of about 150,000 known for its coffee growing. In Matagalpa, the university has found a new in-country partner, Colibrí Spanish School, which has enabled students and faculty to learn from a highly skilled group of feminist educators, entrepreneurs, and community activists. On 12 January 2016, Colibrí's Noelia Corrales and Lussiana Salazar kindly sat down with Theresa Kemp for an hour to talk about the history and development of Colibrí, its mission, and their perspective on the experience of working with faculty and students from UWEC. They discuss the history of Colibri, Colibri's feminist vision, and discuss their experiences collaborating with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's women's studies program.
Descriptors: Feminism, Foreign Countries, Womens Studies, International Programs, Cultural Awareness, Experiential Learning, Females, Institutional Cooperation, Program Development, College Faculty, College Students, Educational History, Social Justice, Empowerment, Employed Women, Social Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin; Nicaragua
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