Manu Mireles Muchacho

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: Political and Social Promotion Workshop for Activists of the LGBTQ+ CollectiveArgentina

Manu Mireles Muchacho is a non-binary person, migrant, trans-feminist and human rights activist LGTBIQ+ with an emphasis on the rights of the trans collective. Manu holds a degree in Education Sciences. Manu is an academic secretary and teacher with Popular Trans High School Mocha Celis and general secretary and partner founder of the Mocha Celis Civil Association. Manu has served as general coordinator of the Popular School of Genders and Diversity La Mocha-Brandon and as a professor and researcher at UBA. Manu is also a doctoral student studying Education.

IVLP Impact Award Project: Political and Social Promotion Workshop for Activists of the LGBTQ+ Collective

The project focused on the comprehensive training of political leaders of the LGBTTINB+ community in Argentina. The objective was to improve the capacity of the community to build popular, territorial and intersectional organizations, and to have a real impact on the local public agenda. Manu carried out 6 training sessions for 21 political leaders (6 more than originally proposed) of the LGBTTINB+ community in Argentina. The leaders learned about human rights, political participation, Latin American trans theory, public agenda, and social policies. 

The focus of the workshop was on popular education, promoting critical analysis and collective reflection. The meetings focused on a variety of topics relevant to the LGBTTINB+ community such as the history of the movement in Argentina, intersectionality and creating advocacy plans. By virtually including organizations from other countries as speakers at the workshop, the project sought to foster international collaboration and networking beyond Argentina's borders. At the end, a video was developed to highlight the 15 project participants.

Manu also created a video that highlights the story of the training participants. To view the video visit: 

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Manu was a participant in the IVLP Project Human Rights Across the Americas, organized by the U.S. Department of State and Cultural Vistas.

U.S. Communities Visited

Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; Washington, DC; New Orleans, LA

“All of the meetings produced different perspectives on the part of their leader or leadership, including how to think about and address various issues, keeping in mind that we should always have a communal perspective. Another very valuable aspect of the meetings was that the participants were constantly thinking about the historicity of our collective processes to have an accurate and territorial viewpoint. The space was very enriching.” – Project Participant

Country: Argentina 

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