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Dr. Rosa Elena Bello's Address

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

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    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.

    Dr. Bello will be in residence at Brandeis September 19-22 as the Center's fifth Distinguished Visiting Practitioner, a program that brings respected practitioners in any field to campus for several days to examine the ethical challenges and dilemmas of that field. Bello's residency is hosted by Kelley Ready (The Heller School) and Margaret Morganroth Gullette (Women's Studies Research Center).

    All events will be in Spanish with English translation. For more information, contact ethics@brandeis.edu.

    Dr. Rosa Elena BelloRead a short bio of Dr. Bello. [PDF]

    View Dr. Bello's C.V. [PDF]: (Spanish) (English - abbreviated

    Explore an "Ethical Inquiry" inspired by Dr. Bello's visit: "What are the Ethics of Tourism?"

    This residency is cosponsored by AHORA, the Brandeis Labor Coalition, the English Language Learning Initiative, Girl Effect, the Heller Career Development Center, the Heller Gender Working Group, the Heller School, the Hiatt Career Center, Hispanic Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Positive Foundations, The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, the Vagina Club, the Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC), and the Ethics Center, with lead hosts Kelley Ready of the Heller School and Margaret Morganroth Gullette of the WSRC.

    For a schedule of public events during Dr. Bello's residency at Brandeis University, see below.

    Schedule of Public Events

    Monday, September 19
    Women/Mujeres Taking Power: Literacy, Safety, and Health
    7:30 - 8:30 pm
    Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Atrium, across from the Heller School

    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. Refreshments will be served. Cosponsored by AHORA, Girl Effect, Heller Gender Working Group, Positive Foundations, and the Vagina Club. Updates and RSVP (optional) on Facebook.


    Tuesday, September 20
    Empowerment through Educación: Adult Language Learners at Brandeis and in Nicaragua
    3:00 - 4:30 pm
    Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room

    What do some Brandeis dining and facilities workers have in common with some Nicaraguan adults? They're both studying language and improving their lives, overcoming significant challenges. Speakers will include 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. Dining services and facilities workers are especially invited to join the conversation. Refreshments will be served. Cosponsored by the Brandeis Labor Coalition and the English Language Learning Initiative. Updates and RSVP (optional) on Facebook.

    Wednesday, September 21
    Keynote Address: "Village by Village, Barrio por Barrio: Integrated Development in Nicaragua
    5:00 - 6:30 pm
    Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

    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. Hear her remarkable story. Updates and RSVP (optional) on Facebook.


    Thursday, September 22
    Career Path of a Rebel Activist and Doctor
    12:00 - 1:30 pm
    Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Atrium, across from the Heller School

    Learn how Dr. Bello used limited resources to develop social welfare programs in San Juan del Sur. Bring a brown bag lunch! Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Cosponsored by Hiatt Career Center and the Heller Career Development Center. Updates and RSVP (optional) on Facebook.


    Thursday, September 22
    Office Hours with Dr. Bello
    1:30 - 2:30 pm
    Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex (ASAC) Atrium, across from the Heller School

    Spend one-on-one time with Dr. Bello, asking questions about how she got where she is today. Updates and RSVP (optional) on Facebook.

    The Distinguished Visiting Practitioner program brings respected practitioners in any field to campus for several days to examine the ethical challenges and dilemmas of that field.

    Distinguished Visiting Practitioners are in residence at Brandeis from three to five days, to offer public events, visit classes, and engage students interested in pursuing a career in their field. Faculty members from any department on campus are invited to propose future Distinguished Visiting Practitioners. See the Request for Proposals [PDF].