Sumak Kawsay, Economía Política de la Universidad Javeriana
English translation: Sumak Kawsay, Political Economy group of the Pontificial Xaverian University
We’re a national network of 4 groups across Colombia, based in Bogota. First set up in 2015 by 7 economics students motivated by the urge of analysing topics and issues that were not addressed in the core economics classes from a critical perspective. By 2018 we’d expanded to include the ;
The group’s mission is to address the economics science from an alternative perspective in order to transform the way in which economics is taught and the way in which people are linked to the economic system and establish their social relationships. In order to attain this, we hold weekly meetings to foster knowledge enrichment through debates and started to take an active part in organising events and creating a student network to support the ideas of an alternative approach in economics. Thereby, the need to link to other student initiatives and worldwide networks became an important goal for the group to attain.