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Welcome to the Pachaysana Blog. We open this space to further the dialogue on many themes related to our work in community development and international education. We will post 1 or 2 times a month and would love to hear your thoughts, so please reply and offer comments or questions.


We also seek out guest bloggers. Please let us know if you would like to write about any of our themes: community development, international education, arts and social justice, alternative forms of education, fair trade learning, decolonial education, cultural identity, among others.

The views expressed in our blog are those of Pachaysana and our writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or identities of our partner communities and organizations.

Dialogue with "the other"

For this blog entry, we include an entry from the class journal of current Rehearsing Change student, Ruby Goldberg. Ruby is a junior at Brown University studying Computer Science & Latin American Studies. The journal is a required course component for the class "Theatre for Social Change and Innovation" (Ruby participating in a community-based Theatre for Social Change workshop) Dialogue is an academic concept – something that we can read about and think about and try to obtain. How do you create a group in which people are open to new ideas, where they are not defensive and might leave with a different understanding than they entered with? But dialogue is also casual. It is the back and fo

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