Hay Festival Colombia Digital

Hay Festival Colombia took place from 21 to 30 of January 2022, with events in the cities of Cartagena de Indias, Medellín and Jericó. You are currently browsing the digital programme of the festival.

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Event 2

Katherin Gil and Leyner Palacios in conversation with Vanessa Rosales

Imagine... equalities: From the Pacific

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

Vanessa Rosales will talk to two citizens from the Pacific region who is committed to building community and communicating culture and knowledge. Katherin Gil, director and founder of the Jóvenes Creadores del Chocó group, an initiative that has made an extraordinary contribution to local cultural development. Leyner Palacios is a surviving Chocoano leader of the Bojayá massacre. Awarded with the Premio Global por el Pluralismo 2017, he is characterized by being a peace manager with a trajectory of more than 20 years of working with communities in Chocó and different areas of the Colombian Pacific. He is the current commissioner of the Truth Commission.

With the support of the Truth Comission

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Event 26

Martín Caparrós, Adela Cortina and Juan Carlos Flórez in conversation with Leopoldo Fergusson

The curse of inequality

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

The real root of social problems in the Latin American region is inequality, which generates economic and, as a result, educational, health and legal differences for millions of people. How is it possible to counter this profound and deeply-rooted problem, which also combines with variables such as race and gender? Can and should governments fight it through comprehensive policies? What happens to the rights and duties of citizenship in an unequal society? Leopoldo Fergusson will talk to the writer and journalist Martín Caparrós (Argentina), the philosopher Adela Cortina (Spain), and the writer Juan Carlos Flórez (Colombia).

With the support of Comisión de la Verdad

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Event 35

Reni Eddo-Lodge and Djamila Ribeiro in conversation with Vanessa Rosales (Spanish version)

Imagine... equalities: racism still

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

The world continues to be deeply racist and in order to change this fact we must understand its context. Vanessa Rosales talks to two writers who have studied and reflected on racism and how to fight it. With Reni Eddo-Lodge (UK), journalist and author and one of the most powerful voices in the race debate today. She is a contributor to media outlets such as The New York Times, The Voice, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, and her first book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race has caused a global stir. From the world of academia, journalism and activism, the philosopher, writer and activist Djamila Ribeiro (Brazil) occupies a central position in the current struggle for the rights of black and racialized people in Brazil and Latin America. Ribeiro led the Department for Human Rights in the city of São Paulo in 2016 and has been recognized by the BBC as one of the 100 most influential women in the world. In 2019, after publishing her third book, Pequeno manual antirracista (2019), she was awarded the Prince Claus Prize (Netherlands) and chosen by the French Government as a Figure of the Future. Her first book translated into Spanish is Lugar de enunciación (2020).

With the support of Comisión de la Verdad and British Council

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Event 37

Camila Sosa Villada in conversation with Gloria Susana Esquivel

 Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio)

The Argentinean actress and writer Camila Sosa Villada starred in Jean Cocteau’s El bello indiferente and played Ale in the film Mía, both directed by Javier Van de Couter. She is the author of the poetry book La novia de Sandro (2015), the autobiographical essay El viaje inútil (2018) and the novel Las malas (2019), a story that begins when, one night, Sosa Villada discovers the world of transvestites in Sarmiento Park in Cordoba, Argentina. She will talk to Gloria Susana Esquivel.

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Event D4

Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Sara Malagón (Spanish version)

Stamped from the Beginning

 Sede Digital Hay Festival Colombia

Ibram X. Kendi is one of today's leading anti-racist historians and activists. He is one of the leading voices of the Black Lives Matter movement, a Humanities lecturer and founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. In addition, he has written numerous bestsellers and was selected by Time magazine in 2020 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. His most recent book to be published in Spanish, Marcados al nacer (2021) (published in English as Stamped from the Beginning) explains the history of racism in America, how it was institutionalized, and questions the notion that racism derives purely from ignorance or hatred. Kendi discusses this urgent issue with Sara Malagón.

With the support of Comisión de la Verdad

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Event D4EN

Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Sara Malagón (English version)

Stamped from the Beginning

 Sede Digital Hay Festival Colombia

Ibram X. Kendi is one of today's leading anti-racist historians and activists. He is one of the leading voices of the Black Lives Matter movement, a Humanities lecturer and founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. In addition, he has written numerous bestsellers and was selected by Time magazine in 2020 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. His most recent book to be published in Spanish, Marcados al nacer (2021) (published in English as Stamped from the Beginning) explains the history of racism in America, how it was institutionalized, and questions the notion that racism derives purely from ignorance or hatred. Kendi discusses this urgent issue with Sara Malagón.

With the support of Comisión de la Verdad

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Event 35EN

Reni Eddo-Lodge and Djamila Ribeiro in conversation with Vanessa Rosales (English version)

Imagine... equalities: racism still

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

The world continues to be deeply racist and in order to change this fact we must understand its context. Vanessa Rosales talks to two writers who have studied and reflected on racism and how to fight it. With Reni Eddo-Lodge (UK), journalist and author and one of the most powerful voices in the race debate today. She is a contributor to media outlets such as The New York Times, The Voice, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, and her first book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race has caused a global stir. From the world of academia, journalism and activism, the philosopher, writer and activist Djamila Ribeiro (Brazil) occupies a central position in the current struggle for the rights of black and racialized people in Brazil and Latin America. Ribeiro led the Department for Human Rights in the city of São Paulo in 2016 and has been recognized by the BBC as one of the 100 most influential women in the world. In 2019, after publishing her third book, Pequeno manual antirracista (2019), she was awarded the Prince Claus Prize (Netherlands) and chosen by the French Government as a Figure of the Future. Her first book translated into Spanish is Lugar de enunciación (2020).

With the support of Comisión de la Verdad and British Council

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Event 41

Vanessa Rosales in conversation with Carolina Echávez

Mujer incómoda

 Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio)

Carolina Echávez talks to a Cartagena figure whose writings always spark discussion and change: Vanessa Rosales studied History at the University of the Andes, took a Master’s in Journalism at the Argentinian newspaper La Nación and a Master’s in Fashion Studies at the New School for Design in New York. She is the author of the book Mujer incómoda (2021), a collection of personal essays about themes that matter to her as a woman: feminism, aesthetics, love, religion, her native land and intimacy.

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