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ERIC Number: EJ1166129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
Education and Outreach through Ludo-Pedagogy and Experiential Learning. Bridging Feminist and Diversity Movements in Today's Nicaragua: An Interview with Helen Alfaro, Yova Briones, and Tannia Rizo Lazo of La Casa de los Colores
DeGrave, Analisa
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v26 n2-3 p213-232 2016
La Casa de los Colores (the House of Colors) is a feminist organization dedicated to defending human rights, particularly those of the LGBTQ+ community in León, Nicaragua. In 2016 Helen Alfaro, Yova Briones, Ani Guerrero, and Tannia Rizo Lazo, four members of La Casa's leadership team, "Las Coloras," were invited to speak about Nicaragua's sexual diversity and feminist movements in Women's Lives and Experiences in Nicaragua, a class offered by the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire women's, gender, and sexuality studies program in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. In this interview, Helen Alfaro, Yova Briones, and Tannia Rizo Lazo discuss the history and the objectives of La Casa de los Colores and provide an overview of the programming offered by their organization. Additionally, they explain the theoretical and pedagogical framework that informs their engagement with the people of León--a city of approximately 201,110 people--and its surrounding area. Las Coloras detail the many challenges they face: the state of democracy, freedom, and human rights under today's Sandinismo, religion, divisions within and between Nicaragua's feminist and sexual diversity movements, financial constraints, and rural and urban outreach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nicaragua
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