Facilitating Enriching Academic Experiences through Journalism and Documentary
I’m honored to have been invited by leading institutions to share my journalism with students and educators. I work for that look of recognition, when people begin to relate far away stories of struggle to issues in their own lives and communities. Such sparks of empathy often inspire people to learn more about the factual contexts in which these stories take place and ask how they too can participate in bridging gaps in understanding around the world. Here are a few examples of my work in education:
The Fulbright commission invited me to present my journalism on the Chilean student movement for free quality education to a group of Fulbright Scholars visiting Chile, many of whom teach in U.S. universities. I was compensated with an honorarium for this event.
The University of Michigan Community Scholars Program screened my film We Can’t Eat Gold in the Ann Arbor public library and in an Environmental Studies class, I received an honorarium, travel reimbursement and per diem from the university for these events.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo hosted a test screening of my film Veins of Resistance and invited me to speak in an Indigenous rights seminar. I am grateful that the university made these events possible with an honorarium, travel reimbursement and per diem.
Yale University’s Native American Cultural Center, the Northwest Indian College, Ithaca College and other academic institutions have also screened We Can’t Eat Gold for students, I’m grateful to have been able to take part in many of these events in person.
As the son and grandson of university professors, I have been privileged to learn from generations of dedicated educators. Teaching English in Chilean universities and in private classes, my passion for education has also been nurtured with over four years of on the job training in crafting engaging and enriching learning experiences. I’m grateful when educators, institutions and community organizations invite me share teaching resources or to participate in classes, seminars and events online or in person. I’ve also been honored to address and answer questions for audiences of hundreds of people at film festivals and community events. I share my independent journalism to inform and inspire people in all walks of life.