Central American Youth Speak Back: The Power of Testimonio
Oral traditions are deeply rooted in Latin American culture. They have often provided avenues for reflection, expression and healing. Testimonio, a revolutionary Latinx genre, has been used by individuals to tell a collective story and history of oppression and struggle, but also of resistance and resiliency. Testimonios are intentional and political as they disrupt notions of objectivity, highlight lived experiences, and demonstrate the role of narrative in the process of healing. They are also told and shared to build solidarity among communities who continuously face marginalization and oppression.

This workshop centers the testimonios of Central American immigrant youth. Together, we will read and listen to a variety of Central American testimonios and think through how these (and others) challenge our understandings of the relationship between American empire and imperialism with Central American migration. We'll not only engage in this workshop as learners, but also walk away with materials and activities to include in our classrooms.

Please join us on Friday, October 9th from 1:00-2:30 pm! Fill out the registration form below and we will follow up via email with all the zoom link information.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the facilitator:
Yianella Blanco at myb2116@tc.columbia.edu

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE (10/7): This event is now full. However, because there is so much interest, we will be offering additional dates for this same workshop soon. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list, please still register below and you'll be emailed once new workshop dates are set.
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