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Final Post

As the last days of Wake Forest class this semester are upon us, professors Dr. Simonelli and Dr. Gatewood are busy grading the students for their overall class performance for the Chiapas program and their final projects.  Below you will … Continue reading

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Program Wrapup

Hello everyone! By now, all of the students are back into their regular Wake Forest routines.  It has only been two weeks since the trip but the rigor of a week of class here already makes that seems like awhile … Continue reading

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Friday, March 11

Tziscao Today was our first rainy day, but we still managed to get to the coffee cooperative in Comitán called Tziscao.  It was interesting to visit this cooperative in particular because it is a part of an ejido. Earlier in … Continue reading

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Reflections

Reflections The following passages are reflections from those on the trip that cover our adventures of the past couple days.  The students are currently packing and are looking forward to waking up tomorrow morning at 4am to head home! Thursday, … Continue reading

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Topes a Toniná

“There are 113 topes on the road between the colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, and the Maya archaeological site of Toniná, just fifty kilometers to the north. One hundred and thirteen concrete obstructions across the … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

In honor of el día de la mujer, our first event on Tuesday was a visit to FOMMA (Fortaleza de la mujer maya), this time just a short walk from the center of town.  FOMMA is a theater group started … Continue reading

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Coffee and Weaving Cooperatives

Monday was a long day.  After another breakfast at TierrAdentro, the group headed back to the hotel to jump into our transportation for the next several hours.  Our first stop was at the Maya Vinic central offices on the outskirts … Continue reading

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