Juan Márquez, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Canary Islands Government, recently held a meeting with representatives of the Domingo Pérez Minik Cultural Observatory to congratulate, first of all, the launch of this initiative that highlights the action and involvement of society for cultural change
towards a society of values, providing a space for debate and participation, as detailed by the regional department.
In this first meeting, attended on behalf of the association Esther Ropón, pianist and cultural manager, and Helena Berthelius, choreographer and teacher, the Observatory presented its roadmap and lines of work, which seek to generate new paths that put focus on cultural action. “We believe it is important
establish synergies between civil society and institutions, so we are very satisfied with this first meeting, where we agree on the will to build together, from culture and the arts with
a community approach, a more just and egalitarian reality ”, stated Esther Ropón.
The deputy counselor conveyed to the cultural platform his willingness to collaborate in their initiatives, considering that it is “great news that society is organized around this type of association that requires
to public institutions to be up to the task and respond to their concerns and projects, “he said. “And in this case even more so, when they take as a reference the figure of Domingo Pérez Minik in recognition of his commitment, his critical thinking and the freedom that defined him so much in life,” he added.
Among the Observatory’s projects are a conference on the current migratory reality. The objective is to generate debate from different perspectives and reach conclusions that help to understand and act in the face of the situation of people immersed in a migratory experience. They are scheduled to take place in Tenerife after the summer, with the collaboration of the regional area of Culture.