Had a long day of travel preceded by a great introductory presentation by Michael, MCC representative in Guatemala, and followed by a dinner with three Ixil leaders in the community working on issues of youth and development, gender relations of power, resistance to mining companies taking over their land, and a number of other issues. While tiredness abounds from all our travels, spirits and morale are great. This group has wonderful stamina, flexibility and openness. 
Starting at 630am tomorrow and ending our day meeting, eating, and socializing with our host families. Student films and projects are shaping up and taking form now we are immersed in what we’ve studied all semester.