Mano a Mano Book Reading at Metro State Tomorrow (April 11, 2017)
Segundo Velasquez (’92), Metropolitan State University’s 2000 Alum of the year, will participate with Dr. Mary Martin, Professor Emerita in reading and signing Dr. Martin’s book, La Familia: An International Love Story, that recounts the improbable love story of Segundo, his wife, Joan and, as Dr. Martin writes in the book’s preface, “how people thousands of miles apart can work together to bring some little balance to the disturbingly huge differences among us.” Dr. Martin provides a stirring account of the couple’s developing relationship and their creation of a grassroots international organization–Mano a Mano.
From the simple collection and transfer of discarded medical supplies in the US to Bolivia where the supplies are sorely needed; to a multi-level organization that brings US resources to bear on the profound needs of rural Bolivia. Mano a Mano now builds roads, water reservoirs, clinics and schools as requested by the Bolivian communities who provide some of the projects’ labor.
Mano a Mano Working with Metro State Social Work Students
Mano a Mano is slated to be the site for Metro’s social work students in their Junior Community Learning Center field placement beginning with the 2017 fall semester.
Book Reading Time & Location
Sponsored by the Social Work Student Association, this community event will be on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 4.30pm at the Ecolab room in the university’s library.