Voces Alternativas: La Radio como un Micrófono Comunitario
A recipient of a Latin American & Iberian Institute and Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant will present research conducted in Guatemala on community radio.
Elizabeth Halpin, a Masters student in Community & Regional Planning and Latin American Studies, will present her thesis research on community radio in Guatemala. The presentation will consider how community radio is used as a tool for social development that builds the human capital necessary to enact decolonization. Halpin will also describe how the radio is a conduit for community knowledge production, a platform for Indigenous rights, a pillar for community solidarity, and an arena for the empowerment of all community members. Using an asset-based approach to development, the presentation will frame radio as a facilitator of collaborative civic engagement networks at the local, national, and international levels. It is this creative appropriation of technology by which these communities operationalize ideologies of decolonization.
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