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Delegations

Rachel Miller-Haughton: Our 2019 Delegation Leader

Rachel graduated from Scripps College in 2017 with a BA in English and a Spanish minor. She has studied Spanish since grade school and was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching grant for 2017-18. She spent the year in Toluca, Mexico working with junior high students at the Escuela Secundaria Federalizada Ignacio Ramirez.

She currently works with Jubilee as their Delegation point person, and will be traveling with the 2019 Delegation to Puebla and Chiapas.

Rachel lives in San Diego and writes poetry and hikes. She also works as a Spanish tutor.

What a participant in the 2018 Delegation said:

My personal reflection is that I learned a huge amount and felt so gifted to have been offered a window into the work of these JEM Circles and the indigenous people of Southern Mexico. The idea of collectives and groups of people working in collaboration was impressive.  My most persistent question was about how disagreements were handled in these collectives.  How were new ideas implemented when so often people resist change. The woman who talked with us at Hotel Tosepan Kali talked a bit about this when asked. Her collective has disbanded.

The people who led us: Angelica, David, Mariana, Isai, Lindsey, Roberto and Gloria were very generous and committed people.  They were very inspiring. 

One evening several people of the Cultural Center (San Mateo Circle) met with us.  This was the most touching time for me.  One woman had learned to make soy milk and served some to each of us.  It was delicious.  They talked about their experience at the Center and showed us some of their products.  Their pride in their work and willingness to share with us was touching.

One of the most interesting activities was going with Isai, Lindsey and Gloria (San Cristobal Circle) to visit a family who lived in the mountains.  The purpose was to help them set up a mushroom growing room that would help them with nutrition and give them a source of income.  Isai had brought all of the supplies but work needed to be done on the room before the mushroom growing could commence.  This small collective, which was made up mostly of one family, was enthusiastic and excited about the project.  …  And the view of San Cristobal from their house was fantastic!

Chris Justice

 

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