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Jamie’s Journal: May 20th

Beyond the routine of the shows and rehearsals, a lot of our time is spent developing group dynamics, teaching clown technique and stagecraft, and managing the logistics of feeding and organizing 8 performers.

Matt’s Journal, May 17th

Every little kid we walk past - on stilts or in a clown nose or with a simple magic trick - just laughs and screams until we leave. The shows for hundreds or thousands of them should be a blast...

Sarah’s Journal, May 16, 2006

Hello from Swaziland! We are on the road now, performing 2-3 shows a day at elementary schools and orphanages. It’s mad and hard and hilarious...

Itinerary: Sudan 2006

Our itinerary for this journey, as well as a description of our workshops.

Reflection on Project Njabulo

Overall, the expedition was a resounding success. An unprecedented number of children were affected by the site interventions ...

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January 11th
On January 11, with the support of the San Juan Ostancalco office of woman, children and human rights, we performed for two schools in a very poor hillside barrio of that town. At the first school, Communtaria Los Lopez, we had 450 kids and 50 adults absolutely in stitches. At the Escuela Comunitaria Los Romero, we had to walk in a few hundre meters because of a bridge that been was

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January 8th and 9th
Clowns Without Borders Borders visited two isolated and very poor coffee Fincas. Lots of hours bouncing around in the back of a jeep.
January 8th we went to Finca La Candelaria above the pueblo of Pochuta. We were down in the hot lowlands at the beginning ot the hills. About 250 people packed around a concrete slab. They laughed like hyenas and we played for almost two hours,

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January 7th
Clowns Without Borders USA is now performing in Guatemala. This trip was launched with the idea of bringing smiles to children and adults in the communities most effected by torrential rains and mudslides caused by Hurricane Stan in October, 2005. Over 1000 people were killed in Guatemala, mostly by tremendous mudslides that drowned houses and whole villages. Rebuilding and replanti

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The shelter is the Port Allen Community Center, a structure that looks more like an oversized high school gymnasium. There is green grass and trees on either side of the building, some tall shady trees, with various gatherings of peoples outside. Two army MPs at the entrance are relaxing with several shelter residents sitting in chairs near by. A little cigarette magic with a woman who is about to

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Zuzka’s Journal Chiapas 2003
Coming from the States, a place of much fear and apprehension at this moment, proved to create an interesting perspective on this tour for me.
Getting past the country tranquility and steep geography of this highland region was a welcome respi
te from newspaper headlines. Arriving in our first village, Acteal, we descended into it via a steep staircase...

Rudi’s Log

Log April 22, Acteal 300 A powerful place to begin the tour, as the Pillar of Shame statue stands above the community. The statue was erected after the 1998 massacre where 40 people were killed by Paramilitary. I noticed that … Continue reading

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The situation
Despite the rapprochement of the Zapatistas and newly elected president Fox, tangible reforms and passage of an effective indigenous law replicating the 1996 accords in San Andreas. Congress did just pass a new indigenous law but took most of the key provisions such as territorial rights, community jurisdiction and mineral rights out of the law. Watered down to the extent that opposi

Kosovo 2000: Log

By 4 pm it is dusk this time of year in Kosovo/a. It is Kosovo in Serbian and on the maps, but Kosova in the hearts of the Albanians, 90% of the country’s inhabitants. The roads are full of white SUVs, Military vehicles, tons of European luxury cars, often without license plates (stolen)...