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The Rebellion of the Everyday: Generous Women Changing Latin America

La rebelión de lo cotidiano. Mujeres generosas que cambian América Latina [The Rebellion of the Everyday. Generous Women Changing Latin America], by Florencia Roitstein and Andrés A. Thompson, addresses how philanthropy is manifested in Latin America, where local women activists are redefining the contours of social transformation and political activism.

­­­­­­­­­About the book: 

This e-book chronicles the stories of 23 grassroots activists nominated for the GENEROSAS award (instituted by ELLAS- Women and Philanthropy.  These women, including award winners Lucinda Mamani Choque (Bolivia), Sonnia Estela España Quiñonez (Guayaquil, Ecuador) and Rosa Vilches Valencia (Chile), have been at the forefront of leading social change within their communities. Through their narratives, the authors illustrate how philanthropy and generosity are deployed by women at the grassroots level to transform the lives of women in Latin America. They uplift stories of courage and resilience amidst a deeply fragmented political struggle involving drug dealers, human traffickers, patriarchal structures, corrupt security forces and suspected politicians. At its core, La rebelión celebrates the lives and generosity of these women philanthropists, who are redefining what it means “to give” in Latin America.

About the authors:

The authors work co-founded the action programme – ELLAS – Women and Philanthropy at CEDES (Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad), Argentina – to promote the engagement of women in philanthropy in Latin America.  Both are alumni of the International Fellows Program at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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