Central American Journey

El Salvador and beyond…


Andrew Batcher has been an activist for 10 years in the peace movement, student and worker movements, and the Occupy movement. He has a Masters degree in Social Justice with a concentration in Training and Education from SIT Graduate Institute. He helped form the DC Learning Collective and the Peace House Free School. He has taught a variety of topics including group dynamics, collective liberation, nonviolent strategy, and social movement history and he loves facilitating liberatory learning.

Danna Pope has been an activist for 14 years, starting with anti-racism work in college. She is a graduate student in Conflict Transformation at SIT Graduate Institute and is doing her practicum with the Washington Ethical Society (WES). She has been leading the initiative to certify WES as a Welcoming Congregation to people with diverse gender identities and/or sexual orientations. She has taught workshops on anti-oppression, group process, and conflict transformation and really enjoys talking about these topics and more.

Danna and Andrew have been married (to each other) for 10 years. They have been members of WES since September 2011. They both are on WES’ Adult Education Council and have participated in creating a core curriculum called Flourish. They have taught Flourish workshops on Social Justice and Conflict Transformation, respectively. They enjoy facilitating co-created group experiences and trying to live their ideals.


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