Hay Festival Querétaro 2022 – Equality

We invite you to browse the programme of the seventh edition of the Hay Festival Queretaro, to be celebrated from 1-4 of September 2022. This year, we return with in person activities in the Hay Joven, Hay Festivalito, and Hay Delegaciones sections, and for the first time we present talks in the municipalities of Bernal, Corregidora, and Tequisquiapan.
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Event 9

Gina Jaramillo and German Paley

Free and diverse childhoods: The time is now

Museo de la Ciudad (espacio escénico)
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This experience is oriented towards those who are parents, accompany and take care of children, and to people who promote ways of living that focus on childhood. What are the rights of children and what can we do to respect them? How do we accompany girls, boys and children so that they can feel and be free? In an open conversation with Gina Jaramillo and Germán Paley, who promote the Collective Niñeces Presentes, we will discover how to make the world go around in favour of children. Far from stereotypes and social norms, this is a playful invitation to rethink everything we learned about childhood and this way favour new models of learning and living together so that children can be the main characters.

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Event 10

Paola Llamas Dinero and Nadia Ñuu Savi in conversation with Brenda Lozano and Gabriela Jauregui


Jardín Guerrero
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Libros UNAM presents an anthology, together with the authors Gabriela Jauregui and Brenda Lozano, who have edited the book, that introduces ten young women Mexican writers born between 1990 and 2000, whose work is proof of the contemporary richness of a very diverse Mexico, where creative freedom is accompanied by a will to experiment. With Paola Llamas Dinero and Nadia Ñuu Savi in conversation with the two editors.

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Event HJ11

Tawakkol Karman in conversation with Lorena Alcalá Cabrera

Imagine: Equalities. Education and information

UAQ, explanada de Rectoría, Auditorio Fernando Díaz Ramírez
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The Nobel prize-winner Tawakkol Karman will talk about the importance of access to quality public education and information as essential tools for creating a free, critical public that can contribute to transforming the world. Tawakkol Karman (Yemen) is a human rights activist, journalist and politician. Known as “the mother of the revolution”, “the iron woman” and “the lady of the Arab spring”, Karman played a key role in the 2011 pro-democracy youth uprising in Yemen. She was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, together with Ellen John Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee, in recognition of her leadership in the non-violent struggle and her work against authoritarianism, corruption and oppression. Karman is the first Arab woman and the second Muslim woman to win the Peace Prize and when she received the award she was the youngest ever winner, aged just 32. She will talk to Lorena Alcalá Cabrera.

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Event 16

Yásnaya Elena Aguilar, Emma Graham-Harrison and Marta Peirano in conversation with Ana Pais

Equity Series: technology

Cineteca Rosalío Solano - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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Just as the Internet has become an essential tool that structures so many aspects of contemporary life, so it also brings challenges, problems and threats, perhaps precisely because it has become so important in our lives. Technological sovereignty, cyber-surveillance, algorithm-based inequalities and even our dependence on the Web are topics that cannot be ignored. The thinker and author Yásnaya Elena Aguilar (Mexico), and the journalists Emma Graham-Harrison (United Kingdom) and Marta Peirano (Spain), will talk about these matters with Ana Pais.

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Event 33

Dahlia de la Cerda and Bibiana Candia in conversation with Claudia Ivonne Hernández

Museo de la Ciudad (espacio escénico)
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Two authors of unsettling books will talk to the journalist Claudia Ivonne Hernández. With Dahlia de la Cerda (Mexico), a fiction writer, activist and philosopher, distinguished with various awards for literature and creative pursuits; the co-founder of the Morras Help Morras organization, a feminist collective that works from and for the periphery; and author of Perras de reserva (2022), a powerful collection of stories in which the writer reveals some of the most unjust aspects of the patriarchy. Our second guest is Bibiana Candia (Spain), author of the poetry books La rueda del hámster and Las trapecistas no tenemos novio, the short story collection El pie de Kafka and the narrative artefact Fe de erratas; her first novel, Azucre (2021), was chosen as one of the best fiction debuts by the El Cultural supplement of ABC newspaper (Spain). Azucre is a fascinating story, set in the 19th century, about a group of young people in Galicia where, suffering from hunger, they decide to emigrate to Cuba to work on the sugar plantations.

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