On the tenth anniversary of the Project of Intervention, Integration and Afro-Atena Socio-Cultural Transformation, its socio-cultural management is consolidated with the National Workshop for Local Development, Culture, Equity and Responsible Citizenship, which took place in Matanzas from 8 to 11 December 2019.
To facilitate the exchange of experiences and the debate on intersectionality, cultural, socioeconomic and institutional changes, in function of the equity for the development; to interrelate with protagonists of practices and projects of local and community development and to strengthen the integration of the new platform Equity-Cuba from the presentation of its participants and its experiences of work, constitute some of the current tasks that the Project of AfroAtenAs Sociocultural Intervention develops, to ten years of its conformation.
he workshop will be held at the headquarters of the artisan artists, in the city of Matanzas, along with other local experiences that will be visited and will be part of this exchange where projects and specialists from seven provinces of the country will participate.
The working sessions expand their spectrum and scope through reflective talks with diverse approaches, experience fairs, workshops, plenaries and cultural activities in the Yumurian communities, Yoelkis Torres, coordinator of AfroAtenAs Matanzas, told Radio 26.
This exchange is sponsored by the Department of Sociocultural Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Matanzas, the provincial Direction of Culture, the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), the Nicolás Guillén Foundation and the Center of Exchange and Reference of Community Initiatives (CIERIC), among others.
They also endorse a decade of work by the AfroAten Project, the Felix Varela and Oscar Arnulfo Romero Centers, and the Ibero-American and African Network of Men.
Members of the Pigeon Project Audiovisual Production House, the Women’s Publishing House and the Quisicuaba Council were invited to share their experiences.
These spaces contribute to the collective construction of improved models of cultural development from local initiatives, providing from the experience gained the knowledge and practices necessary to be multiplied in our communities.