El Otro Lado Workshop

The Stories That Connect Us
A workshop of reflection, sharing, and learning, The El Otro Lado training program is designed for educators, artists, counselors, activists or others working in community settings who are passionate about bringing positive change through story. This workshop is only open to current cohort members.

Event Details

Date: Friday, March 29th, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Location: Academy Campus in Seton Village

The El Otro Lado workshops are designed to explore new ways of learning and leading, developing skills for facilitating and sharing story while integrating the arts and creative process. Throughout the nine month program, themes of collaboration, community, place, reflection, and the power of story through artistic expression are explored.

The El Otro Lado program brings positive change through nurturing connection, empathy and understanding. Whether in school classrooms or group settings, El Otro Lado combined with the Academy for the Love of Learning transformative learning model draws upon the powers of experience, discovery, conceptualization, and meaning-making to strengthen and grow relationships. The EOL stories come together to produce powerful images, give voice, and empower us to re-imagine our lives and restore our communities.

Here’s what one of our former participants had to say about an El Otro Lado workshop:

“The gathering was a breath of fresh air! It was nice to learn and participate with a group of like-minded colleagues. I loved that we learned through the framework we will be using in the classroom and that we were able to explore and MAKE art! My favorite, however, was learning about the focus for El Otro Lado…the pedagogy aspect excites me beyond words! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this opportunity!”

Learn more about El Otro Lado by visiting our El Otro Lado in the Schools and El Otro Lado in the Community pages.

Monday, September 24th – Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, 9am-3pm

Friday, March 29th, 2019, 9am-3pm

Friday, May 10th, 2019, 9am-3pm


If you are interested in joining the next facilitator cohort, contact Barbara Deswood, El Otro Lado Manager.

Find out more about joining the cohort and fees:
El Otro Lado Resources

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“We all have a story worth telling, worth listening to, worth remembering. If we are willing, that story will take us to the other side, where we will find ourselves whole again.” Estevan Rael-Galvez, Vice President of Historic


Academy Campus in Seton Village
Seton Village Rd, Santa Fe, NM, USA

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