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Five women will name as many municipal public spaces in the coming months (28/03/2018)

Five women will give their name to as many municipal public spaces in the coming months, in accordance with the decrees and instructions given by the mayor, Ana Belén Castejón, to comply with the agreement approved unanimously in the municipal plenary to ensure the predominance of names of feminine ones on the masculine ones in future nominations and this way compensating the present inequality that reflects the gazetteer,

These feminine personalities will be the favorite daughter María Cascales Angosto;

the adoptive, Rosario Juaneda Zaragoza;

the sexologist and municipal official, Cristina Esparza Martín;

the teacher and nurse Lolita Bas Bonald and the writer and journalist, Teresa Arroniz and Bosch.

The nominations of María Cascales and Rosario Juaneda will be agreed upon in a future Local Government Board, since by holding honorary titles, such as those of favorite and adoptive daughter, they do not require a special procedure or public exposure, according to the current regulations of Honors and Distinctions

The two streets that will bear his name will be the ones that flank the antigon building on the south and the north, headquarters of the Telecommunications School of the UPCT.

The scientist and researcher, María Cascales, was named Favorite Daughter of Cartagena in 2010, due to her exceptional merits, since together with Carmen Conde Abellán she was one of the first women to join a Royal Academy, as was the Pharmacy in 1987.

For her part, Rosa Juaneda, who died in 2008, was named Adoptive Daughter of Cartagena with a posthumous character in 2009. Born in Guardamar del Segura (Alicante), her entire life was linked to Cartagena from a young age, actively participating in the creation of Festivities of Carthaginians and Romans and highlighting his struggle for the city's historical heritage, of which he was a councilor between 1995 and 2002, in which he resigned to occupy his post of Socialist deputy in Congress, a position he held for two terms.

The mayor has also decreed the start of the Honors and Distinctions file to give the name of Cristina Esparza Martín to the current Youth Resource Center located on the Paseo de Alfonso XIII.

From the Galactyco Collective had requested that tribute be paid to the figure of a psychologist, sexologist and coordinator of sexual information counseling for young people and the Health and Gender space of the Youth Council of the City Council, who died in 2015. This is to recognize the work of a working woman who carried out numerous projects in our city, many of them pioneers, in favor of Equality and the defense of human rights.

The mayor has also decreed the start of the file so that the plaza located between the streets Ingeniero de la Cierva, Rome and Pintor Portela, will be renamed Plaza de Lolita Bas Bonald, following the criteria proposed by the official chroniclers in the Technical Commission of Streets of recovering female figures from the history of Cartagena.

Lolita Bas (1905-1930) was a woman advanced in her time who did not want to settle for the stereotypical role reserved for the young women of her time;

For this reason, I do not hesitate to study and become a teacher of first teaching, later entering the health world as a lady nurse of the Red Cross, in which she contributed with her book Vademécum de la dama nurse and sanitary auxiliaries, a synthesis of her studies of Lady Nurse.

She was a declared feminist and had occasions to demonstrate it through many articles published in the local and national press, and on more than one occasion she participated in conferences in which she defended with vehemence the feminist postulates, such as the one she made in the Athenaeum of our city ​​on June 3, 1925, under the title of "Feminism", where an attentive Carmen Conde attended pleased to the considerations on the role of women made our protagonist.

The last woman for whom the opening of the file has been decreed is Teresa Arroniz y Bosch (1827- 1890), whose name she has proposed to put on the street that connects the Severo Ohoa roundabout with the street of Antonio Lauret Navarro.

His figure is indicated by the chroniclers of the city arguing that he sometimes used the pseudonym of Gabriel de los Arcos and stood out as a historical, costumbrista and post-romantic novelist, although he shied away from the realist novel, dominant in the second half of the nineteenth century.

The literary work of Teresa Arróniz is very extensive.

She knew how to take advantage of the editorial channels provided by the newspapers-the serial-so many of her novels appeared in this popular support, such as La ley del hierro published in the "El Eco de Cartagena" newsletter.

The numerous awards received for his work certify the category and quality of his production.

His students also attest: Juan Pedro Criado and Dominguez, Isidoro Martinez Riza, Barceló Jiménez-Cárceles Alemán, Carmen Conde, Antonio Oliver, Rodríguez Cánovas, Francisco Henares, Rubio Paredes, María de los Ángeles Ayala, Juan Francisco Cerón Gómez,


In the packet of nominations from which the Mayor's office has initiated the file, there are the names of four men, at the initiative of the Neighborhood Board and neighborhood associations.

For example, in Pozo Estrecho, where the Neighborhood Board has requested that each square be dedicated to the memory of the founder of the Santa Cecilia Artistic Musical Society, José Conesa Monteserrat, and to the one who was a great promoter of the culture, history and customs of Pozo Estrecho, as well as councilor of the City of Cartagena, Pedro Fructuoso Torres.

In La Puebla, the Neighborhood Board has requested that the name of Juan López Gambín be placed in the plaza next to the social premises, which was one of the three neighbors, together with José Antonio Saura Conesa and Francisco Hernández Martínez, They managed to get La Puebla to take off from 1918, passing half a dozen houses settled next to a ravine and a flour mill and neuralgic point of transit and communication of cars, cattle, bicycles and pedestrians, with only about twelve or fifteen families, two ventorrillos and some other service;

to a town with more and more services and infrastructures.

Finally, there is the request made by associations of residents and neighbors of San Antón so that the square located at the confluence of Doña Sol and Aguamarina streets, bears the name of José Marín Ros "El Pila", in memory and posthumous tribute to the Former president of the San Antón neighborhood association, who died in June 2017.

The announcement of the opening of these files has been published in the local press and on the bulletin board of the municipal website, so that citizens, organizations and entities that wish to do so may adhere or formulate the allegations they consider.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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