Changemakers in the Developing World ~ Shaping Their Own Narratives
Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Come to Sacred Grounds Coffee House to hear the lastest information on ProNica, a grassroots Nicaraguan relief effort (NGO) led and informed by the people of Nicaragua and their partners (the Quakers).
ProNica’s new program director in Nicaragua, Laura Hopps, will be speaking about the organization's solidarity model of community development. Laura's first trip to Nicaragua was in 2006 to accompany Sister Helen Prejean (the nun whose prison ministry was portrayed in the movie, Dead Man Walking). While there, she met other radical nuns, one of whom became her spiritual mentor, and she was led to stay in Nicaragua to further her study of liberation theology. At the same time she collaborated with Nicaraguan community organizers on issues such as women’s rights, environmental action and HIV education. She co-founded Friends of Batahola Norte, where she developed a volunteer program focused on solidarity and empowerment. Laura left Nicaragua from 2009-2012 to attend Harvard, where she obtained a Masters of Divinity degree in Buddhism. Upon graduation she returned to Nicaragua and joined ProNica as Program Director. In that role she oversees ProNica’s dual mission of holistic accompaniment of Nicaraguan grassroots organizations and the forging of better global citizens through educational delegations for North Americans.
This event is Free, but a free will offering will be taken.
This event also includes performances by Black Zeppa, Refuge Beat Poet Collective and other guests.
Call 727-821-2428 or 727-278-1547 for more info.
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ProNica is a Quaker organization that assists in creating and sustaining programs initiated by and for the Nicaraguan people. Our priorities are community organizing, economic development, non-violence training, women's health, education, sustainable agriculture and women's empowerment. We help to educate North Americans about the history and current reality of Nicaragua and the impact of U.S. foreign policy in Nicaragua and the region.