The Secretariat of Culture of Mexico, led by Alejandra Frausto Guerrero, alongside the governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda, started at the Cultural Center of Tijuana (CECUT), the regional northern songs of the “Original 2023” program, which are meant to strengthen daily work carried out by Mexican textile artisans.
Alongside fabric artisans from Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas, Governor Marina del Pilar stated that Original is a project that expresses collectively the cultural roots of all of the corners of Mexico.
“For me it is an honor to welcome them to Baja California, a diverse and plural border that built its invaluable identity with effort and love by those who, for decades, arrived from all over the world to give the best of themselves,” she said.
Marina de Pilar spoke about the work carried out by the textile artisans of Mexico and highlighted the effort by Secretary Frausto Guerrero to build through identity better life conditions for the creators of communities where they live with their families; at the same time, the wealth of the cultural heritage of Mexico is also highlighted.
“Thanks to this effort by Original in all of the regions in Mexico, we begin to value the creativity and talent that exists all over our country, challenging industries that are so consolidated, such as fashion and design, but with the firm values of just trade and the ethical exchange as their flags,” Marina del Pilar stated.
The state governor emphasized and paid tribute to the creations that the native people of Baja California made and pointed out the importance to teach them about intellectual property rights and their ability to distribute and commercialize their valuable products that are a source of both identity and wealth.
As part of this activity, Governor Marina del Pilar and Secretary Alejandra Frausto signed an agreement to continue promoting together the program in order to benefit traditional art creators that live in all of the regions of the state of Baja California.
For her part, Frausto Guerrero commended the commitment of the governor and her administration in promoting traditional art and recalled that the governor was a fundamental part of the start of this program at Centro Cultural Los Pinos in Mexico City.
The federal official said that Baja California is an example of cultural diversity as the state has more than 50 indigenous languages, which puts this land as an example in welcoming people from Mexico and all over the world.
“We are fortunate of using culture as a tool of peace, as a tool to transform lives,” she said.
At this event, the following people were present: the Subsecretary of Cultural Development, Marina Núñez Bespalova; the Secretary of Culture of Baja California, Alma Delia Ábrego Ceballos; Sonora native artisan Valentina Torres Molina; Todos los Santos Dolores Villalobos, Chihuahua native artisan; and Vianka Santana, director of CECUT.
Marina del Pilar participates in Senator Ricardo Monreal’s conference
As part of her schedule for Thursday, the governor attended a conference by Mexican Senator, Ricardo Monreal Ávila, who held a meeting with the lawyers of Baja California to address topics of interest regarding legal development in the state.
The governor acknowledged Senator Monreal for his legislative experience and his contributions to strengthen the laws of Mexico guided by the social principals that are followed by the Fourth Transformation.
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