Cornelia Chumpi Presentation

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
Kalmanovitz Hall 265 - Conference Room
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Events and Lectures
Litman, Marissa A

Tuesday, April 30, 11:40, K-Hall 265

A CELASA Brown Bag with Cornelia Chumpi (Universidad Politécnica
Salesiana, Ecuador) and Susan Roberta Katz (School of Education, USF)

Recuperando la dignidad humana/Recovering Human Dignity: Shuar Women Speak Out on Bilingual Education

Cornelia Chumpi is a Shuar woman, mother, wife and professional who defends individual and collective human rights. She has actively participated in different organizational and political spaces in Ecuador, assuming key leadership positions in the Movimiento de Unidad Plurinacional Pachakutik-Lista 18 (MUPP-LISTA 18) - the political party of the national indigenous organization of Ecuador (CONAIE) - as well as in the Shuar Federation. During this past year she was treasurer of the leftist coalition which aimed to unseat President Rafael Correa. In 2012 Cornelia received her Bachelor's degree from the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, where she completed her thesis on the education of Shuar children living in Quito, funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. With a grant from the USF Jesuit Foundation in 2011, Cornelia and Susan Katz jointly conducted a research project on bilingual intercultural education in Ecuador, province of Morona Santiago, Canton Gualaquiza, parish Bomboiza, where they interviewed Shuar mothers. Cornelia is in San Francisco to present with Susan at the American Educational Research Association annual conference. 


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