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Una exposición de la memoria | An exposition of memory

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El Equipo de Pastoral ha estado trabajando en perfeccionar sus habilidades de narración de cuentos.

En los últimos meses, los facilitadores de la comunidad de voluntarios entrenados han dado 6 talleres en diferentes colonias de Segundo Montes: Dos en San Luis y una en hatos 1, La Joya, quebrachos y Barreal. Cerca de 150 miembros de la comunidad en estos Talleres de Memoria Colectiva trabajaron juntos para recordar la historia de cómo Segundo Montes experimentó su vida colectiva. Cada taller siguió el mismo orden del día y los participantes aportaron información a la misma línea de tiempo, pero cada taller manifestó nueva información.
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Después terminaron los talleres, el equipo pastoral fue a trabajar para analizar la información de los talleres y reconstruir una versión narrativa de su pasado colectivo. Cada tema tenía un grupo de trabajo dedicado unir las piezas qué poner en, qué dejar fuera, lo que era cierto, lo que era falso, fechas, cantidades y nombres. Era un trabajo tedioso, pero al final fueron capaces de elaborar.
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Lo que se obtiene es sus propias palabras contando su propia historia.
El objetivo era crear un teaser y presentar una exposición visual de su próximo libro de la memoria histórica de la comunidad para el 25 aniversario.

El Producto Final | The Final Project


IMG_0569 copyThe Pastoral Team has been working on honing their storytelling skills.

Over the past months, trained volunteer community facilitators have given 6 workshops in different colonias in Segundo Montes: two in San Luis and one each in Hatos 1, La Joya, Quebrachos y Barreal. Close to 150 community members in these Collective Memory Workshops worked together to recollect the history of how Segundo MOntes experienced their collective life. Each workshop followed the same agenda and participants contributed information to the same timeline but every workshop manifested new information.

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After the workshops ended, the pastoral team went to work to analyze the information from the workshops and piece together a narrative version of their collective past. Each theme had a dedicated study group piecing together what to put in, what to leave out, what was true, what was false, specific dates, amounts and names. It was tedious work but in the end they were able to elaborate.

What you get is their own words telling their own story.
The goal was to present a visual exposition of their upcoming historical memory book to the community for the 25th anniversary.
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In the Face of an Expected Election Defeat, El Salvador’s Right-wing ARENA Party ‘Prepared for War’ ,

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Written by Alexis Stoumbelis
For Upside Down World
Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Dancing to the festive sounds of cumbia and ska music, thousands of Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) supporters celebrated the expected victory of their candidate, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, as the vote counts poured in on election night. After waiting until the preliminary results had reached an “irreversible trend,” Sánchez Cerén took the stage to address the hopeful, exhausted crowd. Though he did not declare himself president, he celebrated that, “We won in the first round and we’ve returned to win in the second.” Sánchez Cerén, El Salvador’s Vice-President and former Minister of Education, is the first union leader and first to commander of one guerrilla forces that joined forces to become the FMLN to be elected president of El Salvador.

But his was not the only victory rally to take place on Sunday night. Across town, Norman Quijano, the mayor of San Salvador and candidate for the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) party, was exhorting supporters to defend his victory. Quijano declared his refusal to respect the decision of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), whose preliminary results gave a narrow but decisive margin of victory to the FMLN. With 99.9% of voting tables counted, the FMLN led right-wing opponents by a 50.11 to 49.89%.

Quijano incited the crowd not to “allow this victory to be stolen from us like it was in Venezuela.” He declared that ARENA was “prepared for war” and called on the international community and the Salvadoran armed forced to “defend the country’s democracy” in the face of the supposed fraud carried out against them.

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