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Creando Lazos: Exploring a Pedagogy of Cariño within Puentes Hacia el Futuro and a Broader Migrant Rights Movement

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dc.contributor.advisor Grigsby, Juli Ortega, Tania 2019-08-08T19:32:59Z 2019-08-08T19:32:59Z 2019
dc.description.abstract This project explores the groups and processes that come together to create the space of Puentes Hacia el Futuro— the education after school program of a community-based organization serving the Latinx migrant population in Philadelphia— with the intention of highlighting the affective processes at play. Building upon six semesters of volunteer work with the organization, this project centers cariño and love as effective modes of operation within a space that serves Philly’s migrant community, which is one of many migrant communities under attack by the Trump administration. Centering intimate, individualbased frameworks of change can be difficult; not only do CBOs and NGOs operate within a donor funding structure that demands measurability and tangibility, but larger activist movements can often center change at the macro level. However, through participant observation, interviews, and analysis of materials used for the program, this project explores how cariño is an active, embodied practice that drives the success of Puentes hacia el futuro. More broadly, it challenges us to think about what we consider activism or social justice work and how we measure success or efficacy within these efforts. Furthermore, this thesis explores the creation of lazos—or binding forces and forms of relationship building— as a key and foundational process located at both the local (Puentes) and broader (migrant rights movement) level.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Anthropology
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.lcsh After-school programs -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Immigrants -- Services for -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
dc.title Creando Lazos: Exploring a Pedagogy of Cariño within Puentes Hacia el Futuro and a Broader Migrant Rights Movement
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.access Open Access

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