Volunteer Opportunity – The Rich Coast Project
Mission and History
The Rich Coast Project aims to explore the impact of Costa Rican conservation policy on land tenure and livelihoods for native Afro-descendent communities of Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast. Our goal is to coordinate community storytelling, digital archiving, and legal research to connect local experience to national and international law, promoting local cultural and legal empowerment, generating conversation about rights in conflict (i.e. environment vs development), and creating linkages to influence better policy.
The project will work with local advocates to produce a collective memory of the area and its people through the use of community storytelling and social-engaged artistic projects. This process will be supported by the development of a digital community archive populated by the documents and photographs of local residents, as well as video portraits produced through our community storytelling campaign. We are also coordinating legal research at law schools in the Boston area to unpack the comlicated forces at play, explore novel issues of international law, and create resources that promote understanding and generate conversation about emerging problems.
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