Co-facilitate social justice workshops and live on farm in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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    28/11/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Me: I am a non-binary activist from the US who has been living in a small town in Costa Rica for 3 years. I have a property of half-farm half-raw jungle that I use for a joint project with my local neighbors in which we receive people who want to learn to live a rustic lifestyle, with the focus of creating pre/post-capitalist practices. My neighbors teach about construction, planting, cooking and medicinal plants, and I facilitate conversations and collective healing activities, thinking about where capitalism, patriarchy, colonialism and more still exist in our bodies, and connecting more with ourselves. It is an apprenticeship format in which we all learn together, share knowledge and skills, and live intimately as a family. Outside the farm, I participate in various projects in town to strengthen support networks including a small LGBT+ group, preserve ancestral knowledge, and regenerate solidarity economies.
    I follow an ancestral healing path from my pre-Judaic lineage. It is a lifelong path and I am only 30 years old, but I share what I can. I am also studying for a master's degree in sexuality education and counseling.

    I am looking for someone bilingual (Spanish / English) for 2-4 months to co-design and facilitate talks and workshops to raise awareness of power relations. It would involve observing the dynamics in a new cooperative that we are forming in town, and in other projects and alliance organizations, and working with me to formulate a series of talks and workshops. We are a mixed community of locals, nationals, and foreigners, with many interesting dynamics and a lot of growth and warmth this year in particular. During the pandemic, we have started some food sovereignty projects that are very exciting, and also require a lot of work. I am looking for someone with experience in community work, activism, facilitation, and / or interculturality, preferably in a Latin American context, if not a national of Costa Rica.

    Apart from that, there is the opportunity to live in a beautiful farm with incredible neighbors, and participate in the activities of the farm, supporting with planting, harvesting, construction and maintenance. The exchange would be half intellectual / community projects and half physical chores on the farm, creating your own schedule. When there are groups of visitors, you would be able to participate for free as part of the apprenticeship.

    You:
    • You have experience facilitating and / or designing conversations or workshops on social justice issues, for example patriarchy, racism, classism, heteronormativity, etc.
    • You want to live in a rustic place, on a small farm on the edge of the jungle.
    • You are excited to get involved in farm projects.
    • You take initiative to create your own experience and learning.
    • You agree to share a drug and alcohol free space.
    • You are bilingual (Spanish / English).



    I offer:
    • Rustic cabin in a beautiful place full of magic. Every day the monkeys, toucans, butterflies, etc., and from time to time we saw ocelots, anteaters, sloths and more. There is a shared kitchen.
    • You can share the herbs, fruits and vegetables that we grow here. (You would still have to buy most of the food, but we have a nice network of local producers.)
    • The environment here is one of self-knowledge and exploration. It is a place of healing, and there is ample space and time for personal projects and all the tranquility that one would like. It is expected that everyone determines their projects and schedules.
    • When there are groups, I facilitate individual and collective healing programs, including political and personal talks, movement activities, art, meditations, etc.
    • I share what I know about intergenerational trauma, power, and connection.


    Health note: The virus did finally reach our small town, but it has not been very strong here. We spend a lot of time outside and it's been a pretty healthy year. Rather, we would like to share the feeling of security that we have been fortunate to have.


    Yo: Soy una activista no-binaria de los EEUU que he estado viviendo en un pueblo pequeño en Costa Rica 3 años. Tengo una propiedad medio-finca medio-selva cruda que uso para un proyecto en conjunto con mis vecinos locales en que recibimos personas que quieren aprender vivir un estilo de vida rustica, con el enfoque de crear practicas pre/post-capitalistas. Mis vecinos enseñan sobre construcción, siembra, cocina y plantas medicinales, y yo facilito conversaciones y actividades de sanación colectiva, pensando en donde capitalismo, patriarcado, colonialismo y mas todavía existen en nuestros cuerpos, y conectándonos mas con nosotros mismos. Es estilo aprendizaje, en que todos aprendemos juntos, compartimos saberes y habilidades, y vivimos íntimamente como familia. Afuera de la finca, participo en varios proyectos en el pueblo de fortalecer redes, preservar conocimiento ancestral, y regenerar economías solidarias. Tambien un grupito de personas LGBTQ+.
    Sigo un camino de sanación ancestral de mi linaje pre-judaica. Es un camino de toda la vida y tengo solo 30 años, pero comparto lo que pueda. También estoy estudiando en una maestría de educación y consejería de la sexualidad.

    Busco a alguien bilingüe (español/ingles) para 2-4 meses para co-diseñar y facilitar conversatorios y talleres de concientizar relaciones de poder. Sería observar las dinámicas en un cooperativo nuevo que estamos formando en el pueblo, y en otros proyectos y organizaciones de alianzas, y trabajar conmigo a formular una serie de conversatorios y talleres. Somos una comunidad mixta de locales, nacionales, y extranjeros, con muchas dinámicas interesantes y mucho crecimiento este año en formarnos en una comunidad mas cercana. Este año hemos empezado unos proyectos de soberanía alimentaria que son muy emocionantes, y también requiere mucho trabajo. Busco alguien con experiencia en trabajo comunitario, activismo, facilitación, y/o interculturalidad, preferiblemente en un contexto latinoamericano, si no nacional de Costa Rica.

    Aparte de eso, hay la oportunidad de vivir en una finca preciosa con vecinos increíbles, y participar en las actividades de la finca, apoyando con siembra, cosecha, construcción y mantenimiento. El intercambio seria medio trabajo intelectual/comunitario y medio trabajo físico en la finca, creando tu propio horario. Cuando hay grupos de visitantes, participarías con el grupo como parte del aprendizaje.

    Tu:
    • Tienes experiencia facilitando y/o diseñando conversaciones o talleres sobres temas de justicia social, por ejemplo del patriarcado, racismo, clasismo, heteronormatividad, etc.
    • Quieres vivir en un lugar rustica, en una finquita al borden de la selva.
    • Te emociona meterte en proyectos de una finca.
    • Tomas iniciativa para crear tu propia experiencia y aprendizaje.
    • Estas de acuerdo de compartir un espacio libre de drogas y alcohol.
    • Eres bilingüe (español/ingles).



    Intercambio
    Yo ofrezco:
    • Cabina rustica en un lugar precioso y lleno de magia. Cada día pasan los monos, tucanes, mariposas, etc., y de vez en cuando vimos ocelotes, osos hormigueros, perezosos y mas. Hay cocina compartida.
    • Puede compartir las hierbas, frutas y vegetales que cosechamos aquí. (Todavía habrías que comprar la mayoría de la comida, pero tenemos una red bonita de productores locales.)
    • El ambiente aquí es de autoconocimiento y exploración. Es un lugar de sanación, y hay espacio y tiempo amplio para proyectos personales y toda la tranquilidad que uno quisiera. Es la expectativa que todos determinen sus proyectos y horarios.
    • Cuando hay grupos, facilito programas de sanación individual y colectiva, incluso conversatorios políticos y personales, actividades de movimiento, arte, meditaciones, etc.
    • Comparto lo que sé de trauma y poder intergeneracional.


    Nota de salud: El virus si finalmente llegó a nuestro pueblo pequeño, pero no ha sido muy fuerte aquí. Pasamos mucho tiempo en el aire libre y ha sido un año bastante sano. Mas bien, nos gustaría compartir el sentimiento de seguridad que hemos tenido la suerte de tener.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There is a ton to learn both on the farm and in the community about farming, building, community building, etc. You will be deeply involved in a range of activities that meet your interests.

  • Help

    Help

    Aside from the community curriculum and facilitation work, there is daily life on the farm. Previous volunteers have built compost toilets, created garden beds, created an organizational structure for workflow, painted murals, etc. The best projects have come about from pure inspiration--picking something up and thinking "I think I can make this better." The idea is to get creative and leave the space better than you found it.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Rustic cabins with communal kitchen on beautiful jungle land.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in the jungle with full view of amazing wildlife. You can see monkeys, anteaters, sloths, macaws, tucans, hummingbirds, butterflies, etc. all over the property. There are trails to hike and many places to sit and meditate.

    The surrounding area is beautiful, and there are many activities such as kayaking in the mangroves, horseback riding in the mountains, or taking a boat tour to see dolphins. We are located a 10 minute drive outside of a town where you can find whatever you need, and surrounded by many beaches.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    3 hours/5 days

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