Cafe con Pam Podcast

095 - Having better conversations for healing with Luis Miranda

Episode Summary

Listeners this week we're back with Luis Miranda Luis s a peacebuilding professional specializing in capacity building, youth leadership development, and restorative justice processes with communities affected by armed conflicts and historical harms. Luis has facilitated dialogues and leadership development workshops for youth-oriented initiatives in North America, Europe, East Asia, and Latin America. He has also participated in the efforts of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders in 2014-2015 which lead to the Amman Declaration and the passing of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security. As an activist under the #JusticiaYa movement in Guatemala, Luis organized waves of peaceful demonstrations nonviolent demonstrations which managed to oust the country’s presidency in 2015 and then led a series of workshops to shift the movement's advocacy efforts towards legislative reforms. Under the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, Luis conducted extensive field work with eight regions affected by the armed conflict in a project aimed at preparing civil society actors to participate in the implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement. Along with UNDP Colombia, Luis organized a national summit for young people working for youth across Colombia, served as organizer for the national network, and conducted capacity building work. Over the last year, Luis has been involved with projects preparing members of religious groups for dialogues, including the Intereclesial Dialogues for Peace in Colombia (DiPaz) and the Madrasa Discourses project at University of Notre Dame. Currently, Luis is doing grassroots capacity building work with refugee and migrant families in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is also a faith community organizer for the sanctuary movement, helping distressed migrants find refuge. Luis is a graduate from the London School of Economics and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the Obama Foundation international network. Listeners, Luis and I have an amazing conversation and we cover his childhood in Guatemala, losing his dad and the tragic story of losing his sister. TRIGGER WARNING! Luis shares his experience growing up in Guatemala during the Civil War in the 90s and he describes the time he lost his sister due to the crime and violence the country was experiencing at the time. Please take it easy with this episode if you don't think you can handle painful memories. Luis also shares about his experience with DKMS, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating blood cancers and diversifying the bone marrow registry. Learn more about DKMS at dkms.org Find Luis on all things social: https://www.instagram.com/mirandla/ Find Cafe con Pam on all things social www.instagram.com/cafeconpampodcast/ www.facebook.com/cafeconpampodcast www.spreadideasmovepeople.com/podcast For the Small Biz Support Program head over to spreadideasmovepeople.com/sbsp STAY SHINING!

Episode Notes

Listeners this week we're back with Luis Miranda

Luis s a peacebuilding professional specializing in capacity building, youth leadership development, and restorative justice processes with communities affected by armed conflicts and historical harms.

Luis has facilitated dialogues and leadership development workshops for youth-oriented initiatives in North America, Europe, East Asia, and Latin America. He has also participated in the efforts of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders in 2014-2015 which lead to the Amman Declaration and the passing of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security. As an activist under the #JusticiaYa movement in Guatemala, Luis organized waves of peaceful demonstrations nonviolent demonstrations which managed to oust the country’s presidency in 2015 and then led a series of workshops to shift the movement's advocacy efforts towards legislative reforms.

Under the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, Luis conducted extensive field work with eight regions affected by the armed conflict in a project aimed at preparing civil society actors to participate in the implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement. Along with UNDP Colombia, Luis organized a national summit for young people working for youth across Colombia, served as organizer for the national network, and conducted capacity building work.

Over the last year, Luis has been involved with projects preparing members of religious groups for dialogues, including the Intereclesial Dialogues for Peace in Colombia (DiPaz) and the Madrasa Discourses project at University of Notre Dame. Currently, Luis is doing grassroots capacity building work with refugee and migrant families in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is also a faith community organizer for the sanctuary movement, helping distressed migrants find refuge.
Luis is a graduate from the London School of Economics and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the Obama Foundation international network.

Listeners, Luis and I have an amazing conversation and we cover his childhood in Guatemala, losing his dad and the tragic story of losing his sister.

TRIGGER WARNING!

Luis shares his experience growing up in Guatemala during the Civil War in the 90s and he describes the time he lost his sister due to the crime and violence the country was experiencing at the time.

Please take it easy with this episode if you don't think you can handle painful memories.

Luis also shares about his experience with DKMS, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating blood cancers and diversifying the bone marrow registry.

Learn more about DKMS at dkms.org

Find Luis on all things social:
https://www.instagram.com/mirandla/

Find Cafe con Pam on all things social
www.instagram.com/cafeconpampodcast/
www.facebook.com/cafeconpampodcast
www.spreadideasmovepeople.com/podcast

For the Small Biz Support Program head over to
spreadideasmovepeople.com/sbsp

STAY SHINING!