To be a woman. In Spanish, it translates to ser mujer. In San Miguel de Allende, Ser Mujer speaks of a multicultural group of women, ranging in age from 25 to over 80, who work in partnership with community-based organizations to promote the commonality of women’s issues across cultures, to raise awareness of their challenges and to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions. On March 24 and 25: Guatemalan Congresswoman Sandra Moran is the featured guest for a two-day series of events: Concert and Conversation. A member of the Nobel Women’s Initiative created in 2006 by six female Nobel peace prize laureates to support women’s groups around the world in campaigning for justice, peace and equality, Moran is a tireless defender of women’s rights who uses her drums to get out the “No to violence against women” message. Guatemala has the third highest femicide rate in the world, and the issue closest to her heart is ending the silence. And, in a society that still regards violence against the LGBT community as a legitimate punishment, she stands out as a tireless defender of LGBT rights as well.
March 15 / Mexico News Daily