Empathetic Witness
Empathetic Witness
Mar 14, 2023
To Serve with Love
Play • 1 hr 4 min

A passionate activist’s career to empower and inspire Indigenous women of the Americas over 25 years.

My guest is Tarcila Zea Rivera, President of RESIDENTA DEL CONSEJO DIRECTIVO of Chirapaq , Lima, Peru and Marie, our interpreter. 85% of our conversation is in Spanish. Dont’t worry, I’m not fluent in Spanish! We were lucky to have Marie as our translator. 

Tarcila’s activism has focused on the specific needs of Indigenous children and women in Ayacucho, her place of origin. Trying to improve the nutrition of Indigenous children with food from the native area, as a form of cultural affirmation. 

The presence of Tarcila Rivera Zea has been decisive in international forums such as those in Nairobi , Cairo , Beijing , Durban and in the United Nations a permanent forum on Indigenous Issues.


 Our conversation covers Tarcila’s work in South America and on the UN forum for Indigenous women.  We discussed some of the challenges facing Indigenous women like intellectual property, commerce, and racism at the highest levels. 

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