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Soma Summer | Yásnaya Elena Aguilar


Yásnaya Elena Aguilar

Thursday, 13 August

12:00 Mex – 13:00 EST – 10:00 PST— [19:00 South Africa]

Social justice in a post-nation state world



One of the fundamental elements of the current nation states is the judicial system and the construction of social justice understood within a legal framework. The functioning of a notion of social justice within this framework has limits and scope. How would it be possible to build a world where different notions of justice coexist? In this presentation, different mechanisms and cultural differences around this topic will be explored.

Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil is part of COLMIX, a group of young Mexicans that carries out research and dissemination activities on Mixe language, history and culture. She has collaborated in various projects on the dissemination of linguistic diversity, development of grammatical content for educational materials in indigenous languages and projects of documentation and attention to languages at risk of disappearance. She has developed written materials in Mixe and in the creation of Mixe-speaking readers and other indigenous languages. She has been involved in activism for the defense of the linguistic rights of speakers of indigenous languages in the virtual world and in literary translation.

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