New Student Photo Series 2011 – #23

It is not too late to submit photos if you are an incoming student.  See this post for details.

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Name:  Nicolas Rodriquez

SIPA – MPA 2013

Dancing at Proyecto – This picture was taken at the 2009 Women’s Conference of Proyecto Pastoral, a community-based organization in the Boyle Heights-area of Los Angeles. I have had a change to work with the organization since moving to LA and the Women’s Conference is my favorite event to volunteer at.  Pictured here, La Santa Cecilia, a local band performs during a lunch break for participants.

Looking Towards Skid Row – I took this picture of a few friends as they stood on the roof of a former low-income housing hotel which is located on the edge of the Bank District in Downtown LA, next to Skid Row.   This area, recently gentrified has put a lot of pressure on the homeless Angelenos in the area, who used to rely on the old apartments and hotels of Downtown LA for shelter.

Visiting Family – My dad and I visited a family cemetery in Progreso, TX.  This plot was in my mother’s family dating from the Mid-19th Century and is adjacent to a large sugarcane field.  This area lies on the edge of a new border fence being constructed along the border with Tamaulipas, MX.

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My name is Juan Manuel Rodilla Navarro (SPAIN) and I am an incoming MIA student.

2006 Ecuador. San Antonio del Tio Cajas. Several children attending a workshop for promoting lecture in their tiny village more than 2000m high in the Andes.

2007 Algeria. Sidi el houari, Oran. Participants in a laugh dynamic inside a project of theater teacher´s formation.

2009 India. West Bengal, Kolcata. Proud child showing his self-made latrine, inside of a project of Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS).