Panimatzalam’s Voice of Transformation: An Indigenous Mayan Writing Project for Youth Activism.

Posted by on June 5, 2012 in Community Research | 0 comments

An indigenous research process was held with young leaders in a Guatemalan Mayan community.  This community transformed from indentured laborers on European owned plantations to the emergence of a region with economics centered upon economic cooperatives, women’s’ economic projects; arts projects, community health and youth leadership.  Key themes of transformation included:  (1) Working unitedly for the common good; (2) Suffering for the benefit of personal and collective transformation (3) Guidance by Mayan spirituality and culture (4) Developing organizations that made collective development effective.

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