San Javier will host the I Cultural Days of Morocco to be held from 27 to 29 October in the library of San Javier and the Prince of Asturias Park in Santiago de la Ribera, organised by the association “Al makan”. The councillor for Social Rights, Estíbaliz Masegosa and the president of the association, Gonzalo Sánchez, together with Munir Oujaidi, presented the event at the Town Hall, which aims to “raise awareness and strengthen relations between the people of Morocco and San Javier”.
Estíbaliz Masegosa highlighted the impetus given to this conference by Munir, a resident of Santiago de la Ribera, of Maghrebi origin, who began collaborating with the socio-community intervention actions developed by the City Council in the San Francisco Javier neighbourhood through the EDUSI San Javier, “and who has decided to take a step forward to continue improving coexistence between Moroccans and Spaniards”. This was the starting point for the Almakan Association chaired by Gonzalo Sánchez, who thanked the City Council for its collaboration in bringing the conference to fruition.
The activities will begin on Thursday 27th with the presentation of an exhibition of photographs in the library of San Javier, which will show images of the guest region in this first edition, Goulimin Oued Noun, an area of southern Morocco, which will be present with a delegation of its regional council. On Friday 28th, at 18:00h the journalist and sociologist, Paulino Ros, will give a conference entitled, “Don’t call me immigrant”, in the auditorium of the library of San Javier. The main cultural exchange activity will take place on Saturday 29th , between 19:00 and 22:00h, in the “Príncipe de Asturias” park, in Santiago de la Ribera, with a wide range of gastronomy, crafts, painting, books and music, with performances by two groups from the Region.
Gonzalo Sánchez explained that the Al makan association, recently created, is celebrating its first event with these days, which they intend to repeat in new annual editions with the invitation of different regions of Morocco. Its main objectives are to strengthen relations between the populations of Morocco and Spain, through the organisation of cultural activities, including the mutual teaching of the language.