Reception in San Ramón of the First Latin American March for Multiethnic and Pluricultural Nonviolence.

A report by Roxana Cedeño Sequeira.

With the support of the Centro Cultural e Histórico José Figueres Ferrer (CCHJFF) we welcomed the First Latin American March for Multiethnic and Pluricultural Nonviolence in the city of San Ramón.
Note by Roxana Cedeño Sequeira.

We are pleased to share with the Latin American families who follow us virtually in this March, gratifying moments today we welcome the marchers, among them we are accompanied by Mr Rafael de La Rubia, who comes from Spain, humanist, nonviolent social activist. Founder of the association World without Wars and promoter of the first and second World March for Peace. (2009 one and 2019 the other). Also, the First Central American March in 2017 and the First South American March in 2018.

Mr. Geovanny Blanco, National Coordinator of World Without Wars and Without Violence in Costa Rica, also participated in this first day.

Likewise, Mrs. Mercedes Hidalgo, member of World without Wars in Costa Rica, among others.

Mrs. Grettel Ávila Vargas, Director of Circuit 01 of the Ministry of Public Education MEP in San Ramón was present at the reception.

We lived one of those wonderful synchronicities that happen, since the structure where this Centre is currently located is the house (remodeled) where Mr. José Figueres Ferrer (affectionately known as Don Pepe) was born.

Don Pepe, a humanist, statesman and politician, is recognized worldwide for having had the vision in 1948 to abolish the army, which allowed the strengthening of a culture of peace and the promotion of social development along with other national leaders of that time.

The CCHJFF thus honours his memory and legacy by trying to turn the site into a shelter, reception and promotion of the historical memory of the different expressions of art and culture of the town where he was born, San Ramón de Alajuela.

This is because he was a person committed to culture and the cultivation of the multiple artistic manifestations which motivated the creation of the phrase that became famous “why tractors without violins”.

We welcome you with enthusiasm and joy, our conviction is to promote a culture of Peace, because Peace is Strength.

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