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Women in the Sandinista Revolution

In 1979, the Sandinista Revolution overthrew the oppressive 43-year Somoza family dictatorship. Join the Center for Public Service and Project Gettysburg-León friend and partner Mercedes Alvarez Valle as she shares personal narratives to explore women in Nicaragua, their role in the revolutionary struggle, and the work for social justice. Learn more about Gettysburg College’s J-Term at:

This session, “Women and the Sandinista Revolution,” was part of Gettysburg College’s virtual January Term (J-Term). The J-Term is designed to help students build upon their classroom learning with transformative college, career, and life skills.


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