- Study Abroad
- Centro Autónomo
Dr. Tom Hansen is the International Education Director of the Mexico Solidarity Network. From 1988 to 1997 Tom was the Director of Pastors for Peace. From 1987 to 1988 he organized the first national material aid caravan to Latin America as National Coordinator of the Veterans Peace Convoy to Nicaragua. From 1984-1986 he was co-founder of the New York-Nicaragua Construction Brigade. He has a doctorate in rural development from the UAM-Xochimilco in Mexico City. Contact: tom at mexicosolidarity dot org
Dra. Maria Gloria Benavides Guevara is a professor of Spanish and Mexican culture in the Study Abroad Program. She holds a doctorate in anthropology from the CIESAS in Mexico City. Contact: elisa at mexicosolidarity dot org
Stuart Schussler is a professor of social movement analysis on the Study Abroad Program and also a speaking tour coordinator. He holds a master's degree in International Relations from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales- Ecuador and a BA from DePauw University. His previous work includes popular education work teaching English as a second language, human rights observation concerning a mining conflict in Intag, Ecuador and work with undocumented Colombian refugees organizing for their rights in Quito. Contact: stuart at mexicosolidarity dot org
Tony Nelson has worked as a community organizer, teacher, and human rights activist around the issues of immigration, education, prison education, anti-neoliberalism, and US-sponsored torture. He received a BA from Grand Valley State University and a MA from Syracuse University in the areas of communication theory, rhetoric, and philosophy.
Contact: tony at mexicosolidarity dot org
Roberto de la Riva holds a master's degree in community organizing and popular education from the Autonomous University of Social Movements and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He is currently the lead organizer at the Centro Autónomo de Albany Park. Contact: roberto at mexicosolidarity dot org