As part of the celebration of World Day for Cultural Diversity, held this month, the city of Toucan inaugurated the lecture series “From Cultural Diversity Native Peoples,” which began with the presentation of Felipe González Ortiz called: Imaginary on the Indigenous and the National Education Projects. ”
During his speech, Nicolas Ramirez Escalona, Director General of Social Development and Citizenship, said that this series of conferences aims to encourage reflection, to make aware the people and the authorities shared responsibility for preserving cultural diversity.
He added that this celebration is to strengthen the bonds of identity among peoples, particularly indigenous communities who are in the city of Toucan. In this regard, he noted that the administration of María Elena Barrera Tapia is committed to actions to promote cultural diversity.
During the conference, the president of the Intercultural University of the State of Mexico, Felipe González Ortiz explained that from the anthropological point of view have been conducted to analyze the configuration of an intercultural world in which diverse cultures, which have to be recognized in achieving social peace.
He said it is important to understand that not only are necessary respect and tolerance, but also peace and understanding to build a multicultural society through the identification and recognition of individual cultures.
He concluded by saying that education with cultural membership is essential to generate individuals with identity, through dialogue, keeping in view the importance of avoiding stereotyped generate imaginary members of an indigenous community.
In this way, “he said avoid the fragmentation and segmentation, recognizing the uniqueness of each culture, and so begin with the formation of institutions that ensure pluralism through parameters of defending the values of each original people.
This lecture series is given to municipal public servants, students of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences UAEM and the general public.