Update: Study Abroad Program in Cochabamba, Bolivia
Rutgers University hosted its first Law, Justice, and Rights Study Abroad Program in Cochabamba, Bolivia from June 1st to July 9th. The program was a field school based on service-learning projects that studied the legal workings of Latin American governments, exploring questions of citizenship and rights for the poor and indigenous.
During the course of six weeks, 13 students worked on various community initiatives, one of which focused on the commercial street vendors of South America's largest open market, La Cancha. Moved and inspired by our experiences and friendships with the Ambulantes, a film was created to give a voice to the invisible population of Bolivia's third largest city -- a group otherwise known as the Comerciantes Ambulantes. To view the film or learn more about the study abroad trip to Bolivia, please go to http://www.losambulantes.com.
For more information, please contact:
Daniel M. Goldstein
Associate Professor and Director of Center for Latin American Studies