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Don't Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart: The Story of Elvia Alvarado

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Trained by the Catholic Church to organize women's groups to combat malnutrition, Alvarado, a woman with a second-grade education, began to question the wretched conditions she saw around her. She became one of her country's leading political activists. 14 pages of halftones. PBS documentary scheduled for May.

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"Elvia Alvarado tells the story of her life and the life of the people of Honduras. Read it and understand the struggle against tyranny of the poor. Read it and act."--Alice Walker

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Shoshana, July 3, 2009 (view all comments by Shoshana)
A useful and educative first-person story of land reform struggles in Honduras, narrated by a campesina activist. Her story reveals the social justice aspect of Catholicism and serves as a balance to some of the world's narratives of church activities that disenfranchise poor communities. Alvarado's plain, matter of fact account stands in contrast to the government's response he group's actions inspire, which is often violent and repressive. An excellent illustration of how the battle against "communism" is often a battle against community.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060972059
Editor:
Benjamin, Medea
Other:
Alvarado, Elvia
Editor:
Benjamin, Medea
Author:
Alvarado, Elvia
Author:
Benjamin, Medea
Author:
by Medea Benjamin
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Rural development
Subject:
Honduras
Subject:
Women in rural development
Subject:
Women in rural development -- Honduras -- Biography.
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Alvarado, Elvia
Subject:
Rural development -- Honduras.
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
SB-185
Publication Date:
July 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.01x5.35x.51 in. .36 lbs.

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