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MESSAGE FROM CAMPAIGN HOST

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Angellic Ross

December 31 at 7:00pm

Bits of dust scatter into our eyes as we stumble over the broken gravel of the small sidewalk. I squint through the dust at the barren building across the street. I realize although it’s less than a mile away, Jocotenango was not Antigua. Here the walls were not brightly colored. Here the streets were not nicely laid with cobblestone. Here there were no green trees aligning the middle of the street. Here is where the people lived.

After walking down a dirt road into what seems like an ally, we arrive to a door with an ancient knocker. We knock. We enter. We’re immediately greeted by the energy of children. Here the walls are painted red, green, and yellow. Here the dogs lounge on the grass in the middle of the courtyard. Here roses grow in a garden. Here is Los Patojos.

Through its philosophy of "Patojismo," Los Patojos provides an alternative education that encourages its students to turn their dreams and ideas into action. Using art, music, theater, dance, and juggling, the students at Los Patojos learn in a way that’s best for them: through playing. However, learning goes beyond the basic Guatemalan education; students learn how to think critically and creatively about problems in their society. Most importantly, they are provided with the tools to change their community: dignity, happiness, love and solidarity. The staff at Los Patojos do not just teach students, they are building revolutionaries.

RevoLUZion is about the capturing the spirit of Los Patojos and the people whose lives are impacted by it daily. Through our main character, Luis Miguel, we see not only this, but also the fight for a basic human right: education. This is Jocotenango. This is Los Patojos. This is revoLUZion.

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Anonymous

December 31 at 7:00pm

Love this narrative , great work !!

Anonymous

December 31 at 7:00pm

Great documentary and story telling! Thank you for sharing the story of Los Patojos and Luis with the world.

Anonymous

December 31 at 7:00pm

Go Angie!

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