Presenting “The Wonder Down Under” at Gabriela Mistral
We have been doing a campaign to hand out the book “The Wonder Down Under” (El libro de la vagina) at the schools where we do our workshops. We have received the first couple of books to hand out. Monday 10th of September, we went to Gabriela Mistral in Popayán to introduce the students to the initiative, and let them know that they can now find the book in their library.
We had 10 minutes during the weekly reunion were all the students from 6th to 11th grade were all gathered. The coordinator, Liliana, presented us, thanked us for the work we have been doing with the students. Nori presented the book and the students were very attentive. We are even lucky that the book will be part of the reading circle that the school has initiated as an incentive for the students to read more.
Hopefully the students will use it, laugh with it and enjoy it as much as we have. We will stay in touch with Liliana to see how much it has actually been used.
The weekend was spent working with Nori, preparing for the second round of workshops, finishing the video about our work (which will be out soon) and working on organising within the foundation.
Conference in Mexico
We are planning to go to the AMSSAC Sexuality and Gender conference at University of Querétaro. There are many relevant workshops and topics that we want to participate in. During the weekend in Popayán, we also found out that the weekend after AMSSAC there will be another conference with Mujeres Rizomáticas that we can participate in.