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Global Activism: Performance Art for Bolivian Street Youth

John Connell—Founder of “Performing Life” in Cochabamba, Bolivia

The UN estimates that 30-170 million children live on the streets globally. This number is expected to grow to 200-300 million by 2010. Bolivia is Latin America's poorest country. Nineteen year-old American John Connell works with Bolivian street youth and teaches them performance art skills to support their living and educational expenses.

For more information about “Performing Life” email John Connell at

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