Posted by Richard Manelis on Dec 22, 2020
Our speaker today was Amanda Lanigan, a Rotary Peace Scholar.  Amanda is studying for her Masters in Conflict and Resolution at Uppsala University in Sweden.  She has worked on education and cultural exchange programs in Mexico, Guatemala and Cape Verde.  
Her focus is Participatory Development which is a creative approach to empower local action and build community response to new challenges. The program reviews the strengths of local communities and uses these strengths to build community resiliency at the same time maintaining community values and local identity.