Village by Village, Barrio por Barrio: Integrated Development in Nicaragua

Bello Dr. Rosa Elena Bello, Founder and Director of Community Medical Services, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Distinguished Visiting Practitioner Residency

September 19-22, 2011

Starting on a small scale, Dr. Bello has developed comprehensive social programs resulting in enormous changes in health, education, and welfare, especially for children and women, in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

Schedule of Events: (All events were in Spanish with English translation.)

Monday, September 19

Women/Mujeres Taking Power: Literacy, Safety, and Health:
What does it take for women to advance towards equality in their homes, neighborhoods, countries, and in the world? Engage in conversation with Rosa Elena Bello about reducing violence against women, empowering women through literacy, and improving women's health in San Juan del Sur. Cosponsored by AHORA, Girl Effect, Heller Gender Working Group, Positive Foundations, and the Vagina Club.

Tuesday, September 20

Empowerment through Educación: Adult Language Learners at Brandeis and in Nicaragua
Rosa Elena Bello, founder of the Free High School for adults in San Juan del Sur, in conversation with Alana Pellerito ’12 and Leah Silver ’12, English Language Learning Initiative lead co-coordinators. Cosponsored by the Brandeis Labor Coalition and the English Language Learning Initiative.

Wednesday, September 21

Keynote Address: "Village by Village, Barrio por Barrio: Integrated Development in Nicaragua

Thursday, September 22

Career Path of a Rebel Activist and Doctor:
Learn how Dr. Bello used limited resources to develop social welfare programs in San Juan del Sur. Cosponsored by Hiatt Career Center and the Heller Career Development Center.

Office Hours with Dr. Bello: One-on-one time with Dr. Bello.

Bello's residency was sponsored by the Ethics Center and hosted by Kelley Ready (The Heller School) and Margaret Morganroth Gullette (Women's Studies Research Center).