The New Faces of Change in Latin America were activated in Bolivia

April 23, 2013

Latin America is undergoing a process of building new social, political and economic paradigms. It is a time of change in which democracy has returned to where it came from – the streets. And it is the young people who, under the cover of new information technologies, are driving movements from the ground up that challenge and question systems unresponsive to citizen demands. They are also leading the online crowd revolutions that are shaping a new way of thinking and creating democracy.

From April 17th to 19th, protagonists of these movements met in La Paz at the National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore to give life to ‘REactiv#s. The New Faces of Change in Latin America’ (REactiv#s. Los Nuevos Rostros de Cambio en Latinoamérica). The meeting, organized by Hivos, gathered young cultural, political and digital activist groups and organizations from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain,  Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

REactivxs enable Latin American social activists to share knowledge about their backgrounds and methods of action and social mobilization, and to design common strategies for promoting social change.

During the three-day meeting delegates from Latin American organizations, social development experts and academics had an open space to exchange ideas, co-create and enter into dialogues that analyze how both new and existing social movements affect broader social transformations so we can build better strategies for civic change and inspire others.

The reflections that arise out of the meeting were shared with the public on April 18th, at the National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore. Admission was free, and the public was welcome to join in the discussions and debates. All interventions by the participants of the three-day meeting were available to the public as part of REactivxs ‘s efforts to encourage and contribute to global digital dialogue.

REactivxs was an initiative of the Hivos South America Expression & Engagement programme, which  aims to expand the space for free expression and freedom of speech and to strengthen citizen engagement. Hivos sees these as essential ingredients for an open, democratic and pluralistic society.

International movements invited:

#YoSoy132 (México)

Comunidad Chiapas (México)  http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Municipios_Aut%C3%B3nomos_Rebeldes_Zapatistas

Comunidad Sarayaku (Ecuador)

Asamblea Coordinadora de Estudiantes Secundarios (Chile) http://www.nodo50.org/aces/index1.htm

Comunidad de los 48 Cantones  de Totonicapán (Guatemala) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaZRpGX-LYc

Frente Popular Darío Santillán (Argentina) http://www.frentedariosantillan.org/

Movimiento estudiantil de la Universidad Católica del Perú http://unespucp.wordpress.com/

Radialistas Apasionadas y Apasionados (Ecuador) http://www.radialistas.net/

Coordinadora Juvenil por la Equidad de Género (Ecuador)

Fora do Eixo (Brasil) http://foradoeixo.org.br

Tiuna El Fuerte (Venezuela) http://tiunaelfuerte.net/

Redada (Venezuela) http://redada.com.ve/

Fundación Pequeño Trabajador (Colombia) 

Yassin Swehat (España/Siria) http://yass1984.blogspot.com.es/

Invitad#

Parte de

País

Sebastián Citro Frente Popular Darío Santillán Corriente Nacional Argentina
Juca Ferreira Secretario de Cultura Sao Paulo Brasil
Pablo Capilé Fora do Eixo Brasil
Carol Tokuyo Universidad Libre de las Culturas – FdE Brasil
MarielleRamires Pinto Partido de las Culturas – FdE Brasil
Pablo Toro Asamblea Coordinadora de Estudiantes Secundarios Chile
Edwin Cruz Martínez Fundación Pequeño Trabajador Colombia
Ana Sofía Ruiz Hivos Centro América Costa Rica
José Ignacio López Vigil Radialistas Apasionadas y Apasionados Ecuador
Stephanie Altamirano Herrera Coordinadora Juvenil Ecuador
José Santi Santi Comunidad Sarayaku Ecuador
YassinSwehat Indignados 15M – Primavera Árabe España/Siria
Andrea Ixchíu Hernández Comunidad de los 48 Cantones de Totonicapán Guatemala
AmisAgungBoersma Hivos Holanda Holanda
Diego Bautista Páez #YoSoy132 México
Magdalia Perez Perez Comunidad Chiapas México
Sigrid Tesoro Bazán Narro Movimiento de estudiantes Universidad Católica Perú
Carimar García Tiuna El Fuerte Venezuela
Manuela Zárate Redada Venezuela

National Guests

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Organización

Alcance

Isapi Rúa Voces Indígenas Santa Cruz
Pablo Beque Wayna Tambo El Alto
Mario Rodríguez Wayna Tambo El Alto
Luis “Tintín” Vásquez Compa El Alto
Elvira Espejo Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore La Paz
Loyola Guzmán Activista por los Derechos Humanos
Antonio Aramayo Fundación UNIR Bolivia
María Cecilia Chacón Unifranz La Paz
Juan Espinoza Hivos Sudamérica Bolivia
Juan Luis Gutiérrez Escuela Popular para la Comunicación La Paz
Madela Pacheco Alejandro Sipas Tambo Chuquisaca
Antonio Villazón Telartes Bolivia
LilFredes Telartes Bolivia
Daniel Cotillas Martadero Cochabamba