In the lead up to the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022, IFACCA, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Mexico, is organising two virtual gatherings, Share Your Voice for MONDIACULT on 1 September 2022 to dialogue with civil society from across the world.
The gatherings will discuss key issues affecting arts, culture and heritage, their importance as public goods and their critical role in the sustainability of our futures and our planet. This dialogue with civil society will focus on probable solutions to existing challenges and focus on visions for the future as well as pathways to get there.
These conversations will also draw from the breadth of diverse submissions received from civil society through the Share Your Voice for MONDIACULT 2022 - Global virtual open mic process in July-August 2022. They also offer civil society from around the world the opportunity to send their questions for the speakers and/or insights on urgent priorities for culture to be included in the discussion. The gatherings aim to amplify civil society perspectives, insights, and experiences as well as ensure tangible outcomes towards MONDIACULT 2022 from the participation of non-state actors.
The first virtual gathering will take place on:
1 September 2022 from 14:00 -15:30 UTC (to see local time in your city, click here).
Featuring: Tere Badia, Secretary General, Culture Action Europe (Belgium); arts and culture advisor and producer, Khadija El Bennaoui (Morocco/France); broadcast journalist and arts activist, Patrick Sam (Namibia); and Phina So, manager at Cambodian Living Arts and poet (Cambodia).
The second gathering will take place on:
1 September 2022 from 22:00-23:30 UTC (to see local time in your city, click here).
Featuring: artist Aaluk Edwardson, founder-director of Creative Decolonization (USA); Saba Khalid, founder and chief editor of Aurat Raaj (Pakistan); academic and cultural leader Dr. Frances Koya Vaka'uta (Fiji); and Professor Cesar Villanueva, Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico).
The gatherings will take place via Zoom. They will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish. To ensure time zones are not a hindrance to attendance, two gatherings will be presented covering similar content through the lens of different speakers.
Civil society are invited to send questions for speakers and/or insights on urgent priorities for arts, culture and heritage in a post-pandemic world.