Convocatoria 2018-1

18- 25 de septiembre de 2017- Jornadas Refléctere

Universidades y centros educativos piensan juntos los conflictos actuales

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A tres años de la noche de Iguala y la desaparición forzada de 43 estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa; y frente a la situación global de violencia, injusticia, desigualdad e impunidad, invitamos a los espacios educativos y comunidades universitarias (docentes, difusores de la cultura, investigadores y estudiantado) a participar en una semana de reflexión conjunta sobre los conflictos globales y la realidad actual de México, del lunes 18 al lunes 25 de septiembre de 2017 (este último, día de eventos de clausura).

Para dar un sentido amplio y profundo al acto educativo, para modificar rutinas que acaban normalizando la violencia y lo inhumano, y para pensar juntas y juntos nuestra realidad, convocamos a participar en las jornadas Refléctere: una semana de análisis y debate dentro o fuera de las aulas, aprovechando los recursos teóricos y metodológicos de toda disciplina, área o asignatura, sobre los conflictos que atraviesan nuestros países, con el fin de crear herramientas para encarar la violencia estructural y directa, así como vislumbrar posibilidades de transformación.

¿Cómo se relacionan las matemáticas o el teatro con la impunidad? ¿De qué manera la química orgánica, la psicología, la agronomía, la poesía, la filosofía o las ciencias de la salud nos ayudan a comprender el crimen, la corrupción y la injusticia en México y el mundo? ¿Qué herramientas de transformación social pueden construirse desde la arquitectura, los estudios históricos, la música, las artes multimedia, el derecho, el diseño web, los estudios lingüísticos y literarios, la gastronomía, la enfermería o la geografía?

Se propone que la reflexión, más que suspender el curso de los temarios, se sirva de éstos para observar y pensar la difícil situación global; o bien puede ser objeto de una sesión ad hoc.

Quien quiera participar enviará una propuesta a través del formato de inscripción del blog https://reflectereffyl.wordpress.com/ a más tardar el día 9 de septiembre con el nombre de la materia, el horario, la fecha y el espacio donde ocurrirá(n) la(s) sesión(es) que será(n) inscrita(s) en Refléctere, así como la actividad que planea realizar en dicho espacio. También se puede especificar si la sesión va a estar abierta a la comunidad en general o si será una actividad cerrada (es decir, con la asistencia solamente de las y los estudiantes que regularmente van a esa materia).

Las propuestas se subirán al blog https://reflectereffyl.wordpress.com/ para que docentes y estudiantes puedan enterarse, participar y ponerse en contacto. Para más información, escríbenos a reflectereffyl@gmail.com.

 

 

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Convocatoria en inglés

Refléctere – Universities and centres for education re-imagine ways to discuss contemporary conflicts.

18th – 25th September, 2017

 

Context

After 3 years since the forced disappearance of 43 students from the Normal Rural Teachers’ School of Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, their relatives and the entirety of Mexican society are still demanding for their safe return. The disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa shocked Mexican society to its core. It revealed just how blurry the line really is between the State and criminal organisations and has undermined the narrative of the so-called ‘war against drugs’, revealing instead that the dirty war, which began in the 60s, has not stopped. It has also however opened up a space in which to talk about the more than 30 thousand people who have been missing since 2006 and the more than 300,000 people who have died as a result of this conflict. Ayotzinapa reveals the absolute rottenness of the Mexican State, which for decades has shown its contempt of the poor, used torture and violence against migrants, killed journalists, and used espionage on human right defenders as part of a generalised practice. It is responsible for propelling numbers of femicide and ecocide and to condemning indigenous cultures and languages to extinction, which everyday forces many to flee for their lives towards the wall that divides Mexico from the U.S.A.

 

Call for participation

We know that Mexico is not alone. We know that wherever you live, in your village or town, in your neighbourhood or city, in whichever county you live in in the world you too are seeing the increasing violence, injustice, inequality and impunity.

We invite you to join us in collective analysis and debate both inside and outside of the classroom and to examine specific conflicts from wherever you happen to be. We invite researchers, teachers, educators, cultural communicators, communities, and minds curious to use theoretical and methodological resources across disciplines and subject areas and to find hope in our common issues. You can participate from wherever you are (laboratories, classrooms, workshops, seminar rooms, lecture halls, theatres, parks, living rooms, factories) over a week of collective reflection on global conflicts and the current Mexican reality. Events should start on Monday 18th September and finish on the 25th September.

 

How it works

How might Maths or Theatre Studies connect with the theme of impunity? In what way can Organic Chemistry, Psychology, Agricultural Science, Poetry Studies, Philosophy and Heath Sciences help us better understand crime, corruption and injustice in Mexico and elsewhere? What tools for social transformation might emerge from Architecture, History, Music, Multimedia Arts, Law, Web Design, Linguistics, Nursing or Geography?

It is suggested that far from drawing attention away from academic course themes or planned activities, reflection on and keen observation of the current global situation, can increase and broaden their relevance. It may be that the theme of violence in various global contexts may also form the subject of ad hoc seminars or classes. Besides solidarity with Ayotzinapa, one important aim of Refléctere is to support participants to create opportunities to discuss and share their critical reflections on subjects that matter to all of us.

 

We invite you to send us (https://reflectereffyl.wordpress.com/) a description of the lecture/seminar/event/activity you have planned for late September. Please tell us what the topic of your event will be, the date and time, and the location in which it will take place. We will include your activity or event in an online calendar of solidarity. Please specify whether your event or activity is closed (or open only to students already enrolled in a specific course or seminar) or whether it is open to a general public. We encourage you to send to us pictures, videos, texts, etc… so that we might be able to share with others some of the outcomes of your activities.

Proposals must be submitted by 9th September 2017 so that they can be included in the Refléctere blog.

 

Who we are

Refléctere is a project that emerged 3 years ago in the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature at the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM, for its initials in Spanish) following the events of Ayotzinapa. Soon our initiative extended to other universities inside and outside of Mexico. We are academics, professors, and students who stand in solidarity with Ayotzinapa and want to broaden and deepen our understanding of the role of education in our societies. We look to bring people together to develop discursive and practical tools with which to face direct and structural violence. We hope to envisage possible ways of solving the humanitarian and ecological crisis in Mexico and elsewhere.

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