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Taller de Paz Awarded Davis Project for Peace Grant

by Maki Somosot ’12


From left, Taller de Paz co-founders Alex Frye '11, Deivid Rojas '11, Andrés Freire '11, and (front row center) Camila Leiva '09, with program facilitators from Conciencia Social/La Universidad Javeriana.

Deivid Rojas ’11, Camila Leiva ’09, Alex Frye ’11, and Andres Freire ’11 recently received a Davis Project for Peace grant to develop the fledgling Taller de Paz (TDP) educational program in Bogotá, Colombia. They established the organization, whose name in English means “workshop for peace,” to empower displaced and disadvantaged Colombian youth to become devoted activists in their community through practical, artistic, and social education. The educational program is structured around four workshops (talleres) for photography/film, art, English/storytelling, and social justice.  … read the full story in Swarthmore News.