Development as Solidarity: 35 Years of Learning from Nicaragua
What is the difference between working in development and working in solidarity? Are they compatible? What can we learn from a long-term engagement with such questions? In Dr. Lori Hanson’s personal, professional and political trajectory of solidarity with Nicaragua she has worked in multilateral, governmental and non-governmental projects, in academic and community driven spaces, and in and with social movements from within and outside of the country. In this session she will pose some of the practical, ethical and political questions and debates that she has encountered over 35 years of involvement, in order to open dialogue about the interfaces of development, solidarity, social movements, academe and activism.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Lori Hanson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan, and has worked alongside social movements in Nicaragua for over 35 years. She currently works with the Nicaraguan anti-mining movement, and is an historic collaborator of the Fundación Entre Mujeres, a rural feminist organization linked to the women’s movements of the country.