Nadia helped coordinate the first “Encuentro Centroamericano de Arte Comunitario, Masculinidades y Buen Vivir” (“Central American Community Art, Masculinities, and Good Living Forum”) in Guatemala! This “Encuentro” focused on weaving alliances and promoting exchange scenarios between existing networks in Central America while creating a suitable environment for reflection and dialogue about hegemonic masculinity and gender violence. It proposed community art as a way to transform power relations in order to promote other ways of experiencing masculinity and other ways to relate to one an other and to mother earth. Such relations have “good living” as its basis as they promote harmonious, respectful and responsible relationships with nature while promoting the full physical, emotional and spiritual development of all individuals.
Along with her work partner and organizer of the Encuentro, Otto Manrique, she also taught one of the main workshops offered: Teatro Foro y Masculinidad (Forum Theater and Masculinity). The Encuentro, which brought together 100 people from all over Central America, including indigenous groups, was a total success! Nadia is grateful for the opportunity to be part of this incredible event. She is happy to facilitate spaces were community art, alternative masculinities, and good living come together.