Club Rotary of Zihuatanejo is one of our proud sponsors of the Celebration of Peace in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. Club Rotary Zihuatanejo meets every week at 3 pm at Catalina Beach Resort in Zihuatanejo, on the road to La Ropa Beach. On Friday, February 6, Rotarians from Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Morelos, San Miguel Allende, Portand, and other cities will join together for a special celebration of peace. The public and other Rotarians visiting the area are invited.
The special guest for the session is DG Sergio Romero Barrades, Governor of Rotary International District 4185. Mr. Liberato “Levi” Bautista will be the guest speaker. He is from the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations for Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO), and an internationally renowned expert on human rights. Both are invited guests to the Celebration of Peace, and will be available for discussion.
Mr. Liberato “Levi” Bautista will be the guest speaker. He is from the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations for Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO), and an internationally renowned expert on human rights.
Dr. Talia Weltman-Cisneros from the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan will also attend, along with Professor Candarleria Donají Mendez Tello from the Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero. Both are experts in the African presence in Mexico and are collaborators on the “Pathways to Freedom in the Americas” project, a diversity educational program that was initiated by the Zihuatanejo Peace Committee in 2011. The exhibition is currently touring the state of Michigan. See: Exhibit on President Vicente Guerrero and Afro-Mexicans at Southfield, Michigan Library for February 2015.
At the Rotary session, Professor Tello will present traditional dresses from the Costa Chica region of Guerrero where there is a large population of Afro-Mexicans. Both professors will be available for discussion.
The cost for the session is $150 pesos, including lunch. Reservations are required by February 1. Email, Gerarda Gonzalez, President mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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