Visiting Speaker from El Salvador Talks on Resiliency in Women around the World

Posted Oct. 14, 2013, at 3:07 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: YWCA MDI, 36 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME

For more information: Melanie Strout; 207.801.9020

IPM and YWCA MDI are proud to partner in sponsoring an evening of cross-cultural conversation on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30-7pm with Erika Murcia, IPM Regional Director of Latin America & the Caribbean, to be held at the YWCA MDI in Bar Harbor. Visiting the MDI community from El Salvador, Murcia will facilitate discussion on resiliency and female empowerment, using examples from her personal history and life work for international change.

Murcia was born during the height of the Civil War in El Salvador in the late 1980’s, a witness to the many tragedies of war, sexual violence, and widespread poverty. From this sprang a lifelong commitment to social justice issues, including associate research in the areas of Gender Studies and Peace Studies and a B.A. in International Relations from the Universidad de El Salvador. In 2010, Murcia joined the IPM staff to provide indigenous strategic leadership for resource mobilization, cooperative initiatives, and facilitation of regional conferences and the Immersion Experience Programs for Latin America & the Caribbean region, among other responsibilities.

The discussion will be free and open to the public, childcare provided by the YWCA MDI. All attendees are encouraged to participate.