The members of the families of the “GALACTYCO Collective” with the collaboration of the “Isaac Peral” Secondary Education Institute and the Cepaim Foundation have presented today, “CHILDREN'S DAY”, the “Disinfect yourself from hate” campaign with which it is intended to promote respect and work on diversity among the young population. With a poster, the work of the Cartagena Javier Rodríguez, in which, from a bottle of gel, liquid with the colors of the diversity and racial flag (rainbow plus black and brown) falls into two hands ready to "disinfect themselves with hatred" .
From GALACTYCO they have made a video to encourage the population to participate and upload their videos to social networks with the hashtag #desinfectatedelodio ”. Cristina Venegas, member of the families of GALACTYCO has assured that the realization of this campaign, framed in the Children's Day, aims to send a message of hope to the young population: “respect for difference must be the pillar of our coexistence ”, Clarifies Venegas. The presentation ceremony took place at IES Isaac Peral in Cartagena in front of more than a hundred students. On the part of the institute, the person in charge of addressing the students has been its director, Antonio Jaranay, who has highlighted the importance of Children's Day, their rights and the verification that there are still countries and cultures today who are determined not to give them the freedom and happiness they deserve, relying on some verses by the universal children's poet, Gloria Fuertes. Israel López from the CEPAIM Foundation has focused his intervention on the management of diversity, the construction of social cohesion and intercultural coexistence in the municipality of Cartagena. On behalf of the GALACTYCO Collective, its communication member, José María García, has highlighted the importance of creating safe spaces for our minors and has stressed that it is the duty of society and institutions to protect and protect them.
"Their only mission is to be happy," Garcia concluded. Diego Gómez, the boy who suffered humiliation a few weeks ago in a local in Cartagena for kissing with his boyfriend, and Hafidha Cherifi, as a woman, migrant and Muslim, also knows the reality of a society that has also participated in the presentation.
sometimes he is hostile to differences, to diversity.
Currently, Hafidha is a social integration technician at Fundación Cepaim, since she understands that, in the face of hostility and hate speech, we must fight with more intercultural coexistence.
Both have encouraged students to pursue their dreams and to show themselves as they are, with respect for difference, regardless of identity, origin, race, sexual orientation, etc.The presentation of the campaign ended with the reading, by the students of the Isaac Peral Institute, of a manifesto written by the activist for Human Rights, Mariano Beltrán.Children's Day ManifestoHate has no place in democracy.
It is an evil to be extinguished.
We must all collaborate to have societies that are more inclusive, more diverse and more respectful of differences, with accents, skin color, orientation, gender expression or sexual identity.
We have to build a better and fairer world where we can live together in freedom.
(1)When in a school or institute we look elsewhere when a few mock and humiliate another person who they consider different, we become necessary accomplices of that aggression.
Responsibility and respect are not concepts with which to build pompous speeches, but fundamental values ??that should guide our attitudes and behaviors.
(2)The suffering, pain, anger suffered by millions of people in the world for being discriminated against because of their origin, orientation, identity, race or functional diversity, among other issues, must end.
We cannot and do not want to accept hatred and violence as an evil that cannot be eradicated: (3)The day will come when human beings will be able to look each other in the eye and recognize each other as equals, but until that day comes we must continue working tirelessly to achieve our goal; We must denounce each aggression, each humiliation, each mockery as if our lives depended on it, because in many cases it is a sad reality that life itself goes after them.
(4)We will not spend another day normalizing pain and hatred.
When we are humiliated for our sexual orientation, gender identity, country of origin, accent or skin color, they are questioning our right to be, to exist; they are telling us that we are not valid as we are.
And yet here we are, valid, free and aware of our freedom: the path to eradicating hatred is long and difficult, but we will achieve it because we have thousands of voices that join ours, because we have millions of people who understand that diversity far from subtracting, multiplying and far from impoverishing, enriches societies.
(5)That is why we ask that you do not look elsewhere when we are humiliated because we kiss in a bar, when we are attacked for our skin color, for having a pen or for stating with pride that we are who we say we are: do not look elsewhere, please .
Every time you do it thinking that it is not your responsibility, that this humiliation is not with you, our wound gets a little bigger, our pain increases.
Look us in the eye and react, shout to the world that you do not accept hatred and that you embrace diversity, plurality and respect.
(6)These are difficult times for difference and diversity.
Therefore, it is important to react and position yourself on the right side of history.
One comes to life to be happy or, at least to try, that is why we claim our right to happiness, to feel free to be and express it here and now.
Join us on the path to that freedom.