During this 8 week long program, students engage with themes of social and environmental justice through addressing themes of global economy and its local effects, land tenure, and “clean energy” in the context of Oaxaca.
During the first 5 weeks, the students take classes, go on excursions, and meet with civil organizations, collectives, local artists, and activists. In this phase we focused on political economy, geographic issues, and an introduction to qualitative research methodology, among other themes.
In the last three weeks, the university students design and carry out an investigation with the themes that they choose. They are given the option to travel through the state, or conduct their investigation from the capital.