Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I am passionate about El Salvador because it is a land of contrasts. The people have suffered terrible atrocities but their spirit is strong, they are not a defeated people.
I started visiting the country in 1995 as a member of a aid group delegation. Since then I have returned every few years with a new group of Canadians. Each time I go, I learn more about these beautiful, tragic people.
This week, I had a great opportunity to do an Ignite talk on El Salvador. Pretty interesting experience. I plan over the next few days post my slides and my speaking notes here on the Compadres y Compadres blog. I tried to keep these notes very short - you only get 15 seconds per slide and a total of 20 slides for a 5 minute talk - quite the challenge!!
My name is PaulMcGuire
Tonight I am talking about El Salvador, a country of contrasts, a country I have been visiting for 10 years now.
I set up a program called Compadres y Comadres that sends students and educators down every year to learn from the people of a beautiful, tragic country.