"Without our land, we cease to be a people." -Miriam Miranda
In February I was invited to join a delegation to Honduras. Our purpose was to learn about the Garifuna (I'll be writing a separate blog post to go more in depth about them) & indigenous movements there surrounding land rights, human rights and reclaiming traditional ways of life. To be completely honest, I'm still absorbing all of the information I received. Right now I'm probably at about 70%, which is why it's taken me so long to post anything about it in the first place. What I learned, where I went and the amazing people I had the opportunity to meet is way to much to be placed into just one post (it'd melt my brain for sure). So, to solve this issue I'm writing several posts about different aspects of the trip.
I actually bought a camera just so I could start taking more pictures and sharing them on this blog, so this first Honduras post is all about visuals. Interested to see what I did and who I met ?
Obviously my trip wouldn't have been what it was without the people I connected with there.
Our Garifuna guides Kamumu & Arnol, leaders of the Garirasta movement in Trujillo area
Arnol & Pandora talking about U.S. coffee sizes and Starbucks
Most of the delegation plus some of the creators and residents of Wani Lee Land Recuperation
Celso sharing some of his experiences with us
One of my sheroes, Miriam Miranda
Part of the Garifuna Community Council & our delegation
Background: Camumu & Arnol Foreground: Nilfor of Wani Lee
Karen Spring (left) listening to Medelyn David (right), a leader of the Guadelupe Recuperation, sharing her story of being arrested after recuperating Garifuna land