Course Dates: This class has been cancelled. We may reschedule it for the fall. Contact us if you are interested!Location: Old North End, Burlington, VT
Overview: Learn Spanish language as it is used by communities fighting for social and ecological justice, and gain a skill which can be used to do solidarity work abroad or with migrant populations in the global north. In this intensive 5-day course, you will understand the general social and political context the Americas, get familiar with political terminology broadly used in Spanish speaking countries, and join roundtable discussions in Spanish to practice and learn concepts, idioms and colloquialisms of communities in resistance. This class is specially designed for conversational-level Spanish speakers who want to advance their language skills to stand in solidarity/support Spanish speaking communities involved in activism.
Certification: Students will receive certificate from The Flashbulb Institute.
Instructors: Natalia Fajardo, a native of Colombia, has been involved in social and environmental causes in Vermont and abroad since 2002. She has worked to end Coca-Cola 's contract with UVM, stood in solidarity Guatemala' s indigenous and peasants communities in resistance, researched the mining industry in Colombia, and is currently fighting for migrant farmworkers' rights in Vermont. She has taught Spanish and English in the U.S. and in Latin America.
Registration: A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve your place in the course.
Please include student's name and contact information with payment and send to
The Flashbulb Institute 200 Main Street, Office #14, Burlington, VT 05401.
Checks payable to The Flashbulb Institute.
Grants & Scholarships: Students may be eligible for a VSAC non-degree grant or a Flashbulb Scholarship. See Grants & Scholarships for more information.