22 July 2019 | by Ana Garrido Píriz
Yesterday, I got the first taste of what this experience has to offer, and (Re) defining Equality did not disappoint.
The past few days, we had been talking a little bit about everything, having extremely fruitful conversations with participants and facilitators alike, and, in general just learning a lot. I even made a fire during the 3-day camping experience, which I definitely did not expect to enjoy so much.
However, the first workshop, World Cafe, that we had 'for real' felt like an old timey New Orleans café in the roaring 20's kind of thing, which was in huge contrast with the topic. We got to discuss about activism, labor, development and social classes, and truly think about the implications of each one of those terms: how they shape our lives, values and relationships with others. It was truly enlightening.
After that (with the due break), we got to listen to a facilitator's views, Atharv, on equality and his take on it, which was amazing and, to be honest, a complete culture shock. There are so many things that are not really delved into, and it was eye-opening for me, and a lot others.
What I thought was the most incredible thing was the fact that everyone had something of importance and interest to bring to the conversation, and listened to what you had to say.
"What I thought was the most incredible thing was the fact that everyone had something of importance and interest to bring to the conversation, and listened to what you had to say."
Ana Garrido Píriz, Participant from Spain
Overall, everything we have done so far has been absolutely amazing, and I can't wait to see what this short course has in store for me.
Ana Garrido Píriz
OPENING UP: PROJECT PRESENTATIONS AND OPEN DAY
This morning we all finished our group projects. Some had more fun than others but in the end, everybody was proud of their results. We were rewarded by a lunch which was as tasty as always. We are proud that we solved our food waste problem.