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The university community of the Centro Universitario de la Costa of the University of Guadalajara in Puerto Vallarta decided to form a community-based collective to promote actions and university policies against discrimination and in favor of the inclusion of people of sexual and gender diversity.
- It will promote actions against discrimination and in favor of inclusion.
- Four commissions were created: planning, communication, training and mental health.
- MOVii and SETAC support the initiative and celebrate its creation.
This collective, named “Diverso”, seeks to promote equal opportunities and respect for the human rights of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Within this collective, four commissions have been created with specific tasks. The planning commission will be in charge of outlining the actions to be carried out, following up and managing what is necessary to fulfill the objectives of the collective.
The communication commission will generate content and maintain contact with the media, key actors and sectors to disseminate the collective’s activities.
The training committee will plan workshops and conferences not only for the university campus but also for the high schools, with the objective of educating about diversity and promoting respect for it.
Finally, the mental health commission will be in charge of outlining lines of action to attend from the first contact to people of diversity with situations that compromise their mental health.
The creation of the Diverso collective was accompanied by the Movement for Equality in Mexico (MOVii) and by the SETAC Civil Association, organizations that work to promote inclusion and respect for the human rights of LGBT+ people in Mexico and that will provide support to Diverso. This event was held as a result of the conference given by the founder of the UdeG Diverso Collective, Christian Dennis Cárdenas, last week.
In addition, it was informed that on May 17, an event to raise the flag of diversity will be held at the CUC, with conferences and screening sessions. The formation of the diverse collective is also part of CUC’s Culture for Peace program, which seeks to generate spaces for dialogue and reflection for the construction of a more just and equitable society.