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    Bonding the youth of Apopa through tacos

    Day 50

    A Taco Celebration!

    ¡Buenas tardes! It’s our last day in the community of Apopa, El Salvador. They have already done a lot to create a community space where youth could go to get away from the gang violence that many of these communities struggle with, as well as use the space to be creative and innovative and find their place in the world.

    As our last day, we wanted to do something special with them. We had done some ideations related to what they wanted and needed for the space, but we also asked them what they might want to do together as a group. The students agonized over different things we could spend an afternoon doing, and finally settled on having a Mexican taco party with soda.

    So, we picked up all the ingredients and everyone squeezed in around a table to eat together. When people weren’t busy munching on tacos, they were busy discussing the difference between Mexican pico de gallo and Salvadoran chimol and teasing each other as siblings might. It was sad to leave them after such a nice time together, but it was also on the best note to have to do so.

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    Meet Sam!

    Sam developed an interest in forced displacement, food insecurity, and identity while working on her master’s degree. She’s now using this knowledge to support Changemakers 365 across our country programs. When she’s not off on a work trip, she’s busy fermenting beverages, training for half marathons, or listening to podcasts at her home in Minneapolis.

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