Andrea Beltran, our participant from the mobility in Lima, part of the project “Entrepreneurship For Everybody”, is sharing with us her experience. Enjoy!
In my first week I got to know the teams of Ashanti Peru and ASONEDH, which explained to me how they are working with the Afro-Peruvian community, the situation in which the population is located and the projects and activities that they are managing. Also, being the month of Afro-Peruvian culture, they gave me documentation and books to inform me of the achievements of the collective and the list of activities organized by the Ministry of Culture to commemorate the month. In the following days, we took part in the programme and carried out some activities in which we worked together, including some visits, talks and interviews.
VISIT TO THE SCHOOL TERESA GONZÁLEZ DE FANNING
This school is a clear example of how ethnic-racial diversity should be worked, the teacher Celia Grados, a woman who decided to transform the school into an international space that highlights the contributions of Afro-Peruvian culture throughout its history. I also had the opportunity to give a small workshop on identity and interculturality.
INTERVIEW IN THE RADIO PROGRAM “VOCES AFROPERUANAS” (AFROPERUAN VOICES)
In the afternoon I was in “Voces Afroperuanas”, the radio program of the organization, talking about the struggle of the African and Afro-descendent collective in Spain, Decade of the Afro-descendants, collective challenges and intersectional feminism.
To close the week we moved to the town of Bujama located on the coast, two hours from Lima, where the neighbors were celebreting the month of Afro-Peruvian culture with its festival. In addition, despite the music and Afro dances we prepared for them, fromthe organization we done workshops of turbans, dolls “abayomi” and games like the “Afroperuanini” to make known the history of the Afro-Peruvian leaders.
VISITING A CHINCHA Y EL CARMEN
On Sunday we moved to the two locations with the largest Afro population in Peru to meet with activists and learn about the way they work and the challenges they face. We also visited the Mamainé Refuge to meet the only black councilor of the community and taste the typical dishes of the region and Afro-Peruvian food.
This week’s activities were carried out in the Ministry of Culture of Peru and were framed within the month of Afro-Peruvian culture.
AWARD CEREMONY TO THE CHARACTERS AFROPERUANOS MERITORIOS
Meeting of afroperuanos Investigators
During this day there was talk of intercultural education for the construction of identity in Afro-descendant youth (report presented by Angie Campos de Ashanti Peru), of Afro-feminist poetry as a political tool, of activism and self-care, among other reports.
MEETING OF DIRECTORS
In this meeting, they discussed different ways of educating in diversity and interculturality as well as working on action plans against bullying in the classroom.