Arcadia was the first person members of Sacred Heart Church2 met in 1990 when they traveled from downstate Illinois to El Salvador to set up a sister-community relationship, or hermanamiento. This was their "next step" after their involvement in the Sanctuary movement (see Westerman, this volume). They weren’t sure what exactly they could do, though, until Arcadia, a stout former guerrilla combatant and devout Catholic, reassured them: "All we want," she told them, "is for you to walk with us, listen to us, and tell our stories.".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Volunteer Tourism
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Reflections on Good Works in Central America
EditorsKatherine Borland, Abigail E Adams
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781137369352
ISBN (Print)9781137369338
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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