Carolina Torrico Sánchez

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NameCarolina Torrico Sánchez
Affiliated Organizations
Country of origin / País de origenMexico
Address (where you do your work) / Dirección (donde realiza su trabajo)Zapopan
Divisions / Motivations

My context entails historical divisions that originate from colonial times. Colorism and classism are two elements that created such division among the society that triggers even more disadvantage among vulnerable groups like indigenous and migrants. My Peace Education work creates a more positive intergroup climate through education and integration. Being part of teaching staff enhances the flexibility of providing equal status among students, implementing and developing an inclusive curriculum that facilitates positive change in the classroom. Something that gets me going through good and bad moments is knowing that I am not alone since there are more people in this field working towards a shared goal.

Start in the field & motivations / Inicio en este campo y motivaciones

I studied history at university and I wanted to become an academic but with time I noticed that writing papers and going to the archives was not necessarily something meaningful for me and the society. Then I started teaching history and came to the conclusion that understanding different perspectives, fostering empathy and peace are more meaningful to both myself and the society. This is why I studied a master's in Peace and Conflict Studies, and here I am.

Significant Career Moments & Success Stories / Momentos significativos de tu carrera y historias de éxito

In the organization where I work, I have met several Syrian refugees who arrived in Mexico with nothing but hope to study and rebuild their nation. Although some of them have faced violence and difficulties, their determination to learn and build something new from the ashes is what gives me the motivation to continue working in this field.

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