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Experiencing Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

Posted by in Art and Culture, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Guest Posts, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 1st July, 2015 | No Comments

21007_10155732792905613_5524048083122057307_nLast year, Catherine Suarez traveled with Global Exchange on our annual Day of the Dead trip to Oaxaca, Mexico from October 29 to November 6, 2014. Catherine is a Spanish Instructor at Las Positas College in Livermore, California, and she has shared some of her thoughts with us here about her experience. This year’s trip will take place from October 28 to November 5, 2015.

Where Will You Be This Summer?

Posted by in African Diaspora, Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Environment & Sustainability, Health and Healing, Human trafficking, Indigenous Rights, Labor and Economy, Latin America, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion, Women, Youth on 1st April, 2014 | No Comments

Photo by Fernanda LeMarie, Cancilleria del EcuadorSummer is on our minds here at the Global Exchange office in San Francisco, CA, where we’re already getting a taste of warm weather days. As you make your Summer travel plans we invite you to join us on a Reality Tour to diverse regions of the world to learn about indigenous resistance to corporate economy, ending human trafficking, and to make lasting people-to-people ties.

Where Will You Be This Fall?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Health and Healing, Latin America, Women on 6th August, 2013 | No Comments

Pachamama_smallAs we start the final month of Summer, now is the time to plan your meaningful, socially responsible travel experiences for the rest of the year and beyond. Where will you travel this Fall?

Oaxaca’s Day of the Dead, Nights of the Living and Spirit of the Teachers Movement

Posted by in Latin America, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 30th October, 2006 | 1 Comment

By Karin Orr On October 30th, 2006, amidst the smoke, scorched cars, police barricades, and remnants of various rubbish formerly used as blockades by La Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca (APPO), six participants arrived from various parts of the United States to Oaxaca city for Global Exchange’s nine-day Dia de los Muertos Reality […]

Chiapas: Reflections on Trade, Immigration, and the Global Economy

Posted by in Latin America, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 1st July, 2005 | No Comments

By David Kennedy In July, I traveled to Chiapas, Mexico with a group from Global Exchange, a human rights organization in San Francisco, CA. Chiapas is the southernmost state in Mexico, bordering Guatemala. Our delegation was based in the colonial town of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, a city where a surprise battle in 1994 […]