WorldLink Workshop with WPM Nancy Sanchez of Colombia
Date and Time
Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Suite 121, Room 127
Nancy Sanchez, 2012 Woman PeaceMaker from Colombia, will lead a discussion with youth from San Diego County and Baja Mexico, addressing her role as a journalist and human rights activist in her home country. Her work has taken her to remote and dangerous regions of the country, while paramilitaries were committing massacres against civilians. Her vigilant monitoring of human rights abuses resulted in death threats and she was forced to flee the country. Upon her return in 2003, she began to work with Asociacion MINGA, a human rights organization dedicated to providing resources to women living in remote areas.
This event, addressing the WorldLink theme "Power and Influence of Media," is open to all interested middle and high school students.
To RSVP, email Debbie Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WorldLink ~ Connecting Youth to Global Affairs is a unique, year-round program that provides opportunities for middle and high school youth from San Diego and Baja California to meet world leaders and experts. Through WorldLink’s innovative and experiential focus on global education, students learn about issues facing us locally and internationally, and engage in thoughtful discussions about solutions in a forum where their voices are heard and valued.