Democracy in Latin America: Inclusive Democracy in Mexico

Inclusive Democracy in Mexico

Inclusive Democracy in Mexico

June 1, 2021, Online

12:00-14:00 PST, 14:00-16:00 CDT, 20:00-22:00 BST

Registration required:

This is the fourth webinar of the international series Democracy in Latin America co-sponsored by the Centre for Global Studies and the Latin American Studies Program. The aim of the series is to raise awareness about democracy in Latin America by maintaining online intellectual exchanges between academia and civil society from different parts of the Americas. This particular session is organized in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver. Focusing on Mexico’s strategies for fostering an inclusive democracy, panelists will discuss the challenges of assuring social equality and representation for Indigenous and Afro-Mexicans. Building an inclusive society that empowers marginalized groups and individuals not only enables strong democratic values but also supports sustainable development. Providing all communities with an active role in decision-making is a promising way to prevent their vulnerability to poverty, violence, and health issues. The webinar will be moderated and chaired by Beatriz de Alba-Koch (University of Victoria). This webinar will be in English.

Guest speakers:

Berenice Díaz Ceballos, Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver

Claire Wright, Queen's University in Belfast

Héctor Vázquez, Uiveristy of Victoria