WITNESS FOR PEACE
First row (l-r) Heather Ziebell, Kelly
Sundin, Krystle Foster, Jessica Colaizy. Second Row: Lyn Clark Pegg
(WFP), Amanda Victorson, Joie Acheson (instructor), Drew Scribner, Luke
Owens, Ernesto Rivas, Celia Rupp. Missing: Erin Daly, Erica Kuehn, Beth
McClimek, Talia Strasser
WITNESS FOR PEACE J-TERM CLASS
Psychology Instructor Joie Acheson is doing something
a little different with her Psychology and Social Responsibility class
this January. She is taking 16 students to Nicaragua as a Witness for
From January 5–14, students will examine the psychological
and economic effects of "free trade" on workers and their
families. Students, as part of a Witness for Peace delegation will:
• Spend a few days in the home of a Nicaraguan family living in
a farming community;
• Learn about Nicaragua´s struggle for debt relief and how
its international debt burden is affecting the daily lives of Nicaragua´s
poor, especially women and their families
• Meet the maquila workers behind the "Made in Nicaragua"
label to learn about labor rights and working conditions in foreign–owned
• Learn first–hand about alternate development projects,
including the impact of Fair Trade and the beginnings of eco–tourism;
• Hear the personal stories from Nicaraguans who are working for
change, and witness their struggle for human rights and true democracy;
• Speak with representatives from the U.S. government in Nicaragua;
• Gain tools and skills needed to educate home communities and
influence U.S. policy makers.
For information, contact Joie Acheson by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone (218) 726–7458.
Posted Jan 3, 2005.
Cheryl Reitan, Publications Director, email@example.com
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