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Day 12 - Museum of Memories, Tolerance and Social Inclusion

Learning about Peru's Shining Path Movement

Today we worked in placements with the children. The two weeks are flying by! This afternoon we visited the Museum of Memories, Tolerance and Social Inclusion. It is built into the cliffs overlooking the ocean. The museum is a memorial of sorts to over 70,000 Peruvians who were murdered during a time of civil unrest in the 1980s up to 2000.

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We were given a tour of the museum and facts about that period in Peruvian history. Large videos hanging around the room allowed us to hear first hand the stories of survivors.

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The exhibits included historical photos and and personal belongings of people who disappeared and have never been found.

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Throughout the exhibit is artwork and community pieces like these handmade scarves that hang from the ceiling and commemorate the coming together of people to heal and remember.

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Posted by Linda.Hill 18:06

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