Hay Festival Querétaro 2023 – Human Rights

Welcome to the Hay Festival Querétaro 2023 programme. The festival took place from 7 to 10 September, with 105 activities with 151 interantional guests from 20 countries, and with Hay Joven, Hay Festivalito, Hay Delegaciones and Talento Editorial events, as well as two activities in Cadereyta.

Events are free to watch / listen to until September 25.

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Carlos Umaña in conversation with Elisa Guerra

Secundaria General Mariano Matamoros, Santa Rosa Jáuregui
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Carlos Umaña (Costa Rica) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 together with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for calling attention “to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and for their “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”. He comes to Queretaro, in the country of the Tlatelolco Treaty, to talk about environmentalism, the need to eradicate nuclear arsenals from the world and what it is like to combine work as a scientist and an activist. In conversation with Elisa Guerra.

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Carlos Umaña in conversation with Elisa Guerra

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Carlos Umaña in conversation with Alexandra Haas

Nuclear weapons: an existential threat

Teatro de la Ciudad
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Carlos Umaña (Costa Rica) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 together with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for calling attention “to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and for their “ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”. At this event in the country of the Tlatelolco Treaty, which bans nuclear arms in Latin America, Umaña will to talk about environmentalism, the need to eradicate nuclear arsenals from the world and his own work as a scientist and an activist. In conversation with Alexandra Haas.

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Carlos Umaña in conversation with Alexandra Haas

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Edith Lendechy García, Zahara Gómez, Bibiana Mendoza and Daniela Rea in conversation with Isabel Posadas

A recipe book for the memory; a culinary, photographic and social project

Cineteca Rosalío Solano - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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Enforced disappearance is one of the most terrible problems that faces Mexican society today. Ten groups of victims of enforced disappearance are linked to the project Recetario para la memoria, a culinary, photographic and social initiative that seeks to make this issue, and the work of victims’ groups, visible through a printed book, co-published by the Universidad Iberoamericana de León. The book compiles the favourite dishes of the families of the people sought by tracking groups. With Edith Lendechy García, from the Colectivo Proyecto de Búsqueda de Celaya; the photographer Zahara Gómez; Bibiana Mendoza from the Colectivo Hasta Encontrarte de Irapuato; and the journalist and writer Daniel Rea. They will talk to Isabel Posadas.

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