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First 6 Degrees global forum for inclusion to be held in Mexico City

  • The initiative organized by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), has selected Mexico as a new international hub.
  • 6 Degrees Mexico City will be held on November 11, 2019 at the Museo de Arte Popular between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • 6 Degrees will generate a space for conversation and action on inclusion, diversity and citizenship, with the participation of speakers from Mexico and around the globe.

6 Degrees, the global forum for inclusion, launches the inaugural 6 Degrees Ciudad de México next month. The Canadian-led initiative works to counter growing divisions in society by providing forums for conversation and action on inclusion, diversity, and citizenship.

In partnership with La Fundación Reinventando a México (FRaM), 6 Degrees will bring dozens of speakers from around the world to Mexico City for an immersive event designed to connect and mobilize people to create more inclusive societies.

6 Degrees Ciudad de México will take place on November 11, 2019 at the Museo de Arte Popular, and adds Mexico City as a new international hub, along with Berlin and Toronto.

A project of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), the global forum for inclusion is an urgently needed response to the growing division and polarization in society. As Mexico, and indeed the world, experience enormous challenges during these divisive times, collective and urgent actions are required to turn these challenges into opportunities.

6 Degrees is a growing worldwide movement based on unity to build solutions to urgent social problems. “Thanks to the leadership of the Fundación Reinventando a México and its president Javier López Casarín, we decided to establish 6 Degrees in Mexico City and make it the base for carrying our movement to Latin America for the first time,” said Yasir Naqvi, CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

6 Degrees Ciudad de México 2019 places Mexico at the centre of the global conversation on inclusion, gathering emerging and established international leaders from business, politics, civil society, and the arts to build connections, share best practices, workshop challenges, and make positive change.

This is the first year of a long-term project. “With this major event, we are opening up a space to forge networks and partnerships that will host discussions aimed at promoting inclusion and the development of new ideas, which in turn will help to position Mexico as a global reference point for innovation on these themes,” commented Javier López Casarín, president of Fundación Reinventando a México.

6 Degrees is focused on the idea of breaking down barriers, which is why during the forum we seek to create opportunities for interaction between speakers and attendees to generate unexpected connections, develop policy ideas, calls for action and tools for social participation.

Past 6 Degrees have featured high-profile speakers from around the world, including Margaret Atwood, Ai Weiwei, His Highness the Aga Khan, Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverly McLaughlin, Pambo, Naomi Klein, Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, and many others.

For the first edition of 6 Degrees in México, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón will open the global forum on inclusion. The speakers include renowned activists such as Adrienne Clarkson, Gladys Sanmiguel Bejarano, Genaro Lozano, Irma Pineda, Jennifer Clement, John Ralston Saul, Francisco Alanís, Lidia San José, Pambo and Tamara de Anda.

To be a part of this first edition, all those interested can find out more about the program, the speakers and pre-register on the website: https://www.6degrees.inclusion.ca

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About the Institute for Canadian Citizenship

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) promotes active citizenship and inclusion, creates opportunities to connect people from different backgrounds and develops research and promotion to boost these goals. It combines conversation, arts, culture and technology to boost inclusion and belonging. Its programs include citizenship ceremonies, and an app that offers new Canadian citizens access to cultural spaces during their first year of citizenship. It is chaired by the Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, and John Ralston Saul, philosopher and writer.

About the Fundación Reinventando a México (FRaM)

Founded by its president Javier López Casarín, an entrepreneur and expert in the field of social innovation and technology, FRaM is a young non-profit organization that was established with the objective of promoting in Mexico the development of a community of thought capable of leading the most urgent changes for the country and of building alternatives for a more prosperous and sustainable future. As a strategy to achieve this, FRaM is promoting innovative and participatory international events not seen in Mexico before, in order to make our country the epicentre of the most important global debates and a unique reference point within Latin America.

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