Cosechas abundante Lugar: Puerto Viejo centro Fecha: 1975 Personas: Mauricio Salazar, Arturo; Papito Bryant Colaborador: Mauricio Salazar Salazar

Our mission is to create a model of community-based human rights advocacy through the promotion of the preservation of the uses, customs and traditions of the communities of Caribe Sur. We recognize the vital importance of Afro-Costariccan cultural patrimony as a tool for social change and a means to providing local communities with a meaningful stake in their histories and their futures.

Nuestra misión es crear un modelo de defensa de los derechos humanos basado en la participación comunitaria, a través de la promoción y el rescate de los usos, costumbres y tradiciones de las comunidades del Caribe Sur. Reconocemos la vital importancia del patrimonio cultural afrocostarricense como trasformador social y como un medio para que las comunidades locales pueden tener una participación significativa en su historia y su futuro.

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Participatory Digital Archiving // Archivo Digital Participativo

Creating a participatory digital archive that allows the community to document, preserve and share its history.
Crear un archivo digital participativo que les permite a la comunidad documentar, preservar y compartir su historia.

Learn about our pilot project and see an example timeline of community memories

 

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Community Storytelling // Narración Comunitaria

Facilitating collaborative community storytelling events with local residents, artists and volunteers.
Facilitar eventos colaborativos de narración comunitaria con los residentes, artistas y voluntarias.

See a list of local  contributors and watch example video interviews

 

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Research and Education // Investigación e Educación

Developing mechanisms to increase access to information on issues related to land tenure and human rights.
Desarrollar mecanismos para aumentar el acceso a la información sobre temas relacionadas con la tenencia de la tierra y los derechos humanos.

Visit our resources page and see an example timeline of Caribe Sur history


 

My personal opinion is that the government all the time giving black Caribbean or the Caribbean descendants a hard time . . . . They want to get we out, they need the place, this place is a refuge, and this all the time taken care of [by] Caribbean descendants. This place, for all its life, the 200, 300 years, what it have? The people thems who taking care of it. Because if they never take care of it, you wouldn’t have this in existence. 

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-Dennis Clark, Resident of Manzanillo

 


 

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