Kayla Self '21 in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires neighborhood Caballito.

Two students journeyed off the Hill and off the continent to travel as invited guests to the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLASCO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Savannah Kelly ’21 and Kayla Self ’21 spent Thanksgiving recess at the conference with support from the Kirkland Endowment.

“Traveling to Argentina was my first trip outside of the United States, and it truly opened my eyes to a culture unknown to me," said Kelly. The students attended several panels and workshops on women’s rights and gender inequality, which were led by leading researchers in their fields from across the world.

CLACSO brought together 654 research centers and graduate schools from 51 Latin American countries and other continents. “The presentations that impacted us the most were the panels on gender policies and public policies for equality and feminism,” Kelly said.

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