"Emerging actions to decolonize the threatened territories of Abya-Yala, Latin America and the Caribbean"

U séeb ts'aatáanta'al bix u k'éexel u kuxtal kaajo'ob yano'ob ichil sajbe'entsil


The III International Congress SoLEI - "Dialogicity, interculturality and emerging actions of decoloniality in threatened territories, corresponds its co-management to the Faculty of Anthropological Sciences of the Autonomous University of Yucatan, and the Latin American Society of Intercultural Studies -SoLEI, being the Node Mexico who will have a specific coordination for the achievement of said event. 

The III SoLEI Congress is framed in front of the great and current problems of Latin America. Territories affected by mining, oil, gas extraction, fracking, monocultures, agro-industry and mega-tourism, but also and with great force by dictatorships, narcogovernments, impunity, nepotism, megaprojects, crime organized, parastatal practices and trafficking in persons. As well as the social, cultural, political and educational effects caused by the indiscriminate dissemination of information for the purpose of domination and disinformation of the subjects evidenced in the FakeNews in countries such as Colombia, Brazil and the USA, which has meant that the infoxication contributes notably to the election of governments distant from the real needs of Latin America and the Caribbean. 

They are territories, mostly of ancestral and native peoples, Afro-descendants and peasants, constantly threatened by the effects of the prevailing model of development and its controlling, repressive and dominant policies that violate the rights of peoples.

Given this, it is necessary to offer a space for reflection and dialogue of the various knowledges in Latin America and other continents in relation to "Dialogicity, interculturality and emerging actions of decoloniality in threatened territories." 

Interculturality points to the colonial difference, an ontological, political, epistemic, economic and existence-life difference imposed since more than 500 years ago, and based on geopolitical and geo-economic interests, on the criteria of "race", "gender" and " reason ", and in the inherent -and naturalized- inferiority. Decoloniality begins, as a way of not only resisting but sustaining and (re) building ... "From below" interculturality and decoloniality go together. More than nouns, both are "verbalities", ... because they walk the struggle and action so much against the power patterns that seek to deny, control and / or dominate being, being, knowing, thinking, feeling and living, as in favor of the construction of different practices and possibilities, practices and possibilities "very other" (Walsh, 2016).

The purpose of this Congress is to offer a broad space for reflection and intercultural dialogue from Latin America and other continents, to address the field of communicative practices, discourse and textual productions that have been generated and generated throughout the extensive territory of America. Latina, Mesoamerica, Indoamericana and the Caribbean in relation to the decoloniality of knowledge, of being and doing of and in our territories. 

Our congress invites us to question those developmentalist, culturalist and academicist views that leave out the political demands (common good) of the social actors. For this reason, we call for dialogue between decolonial research, libertarian sociopolitical action and spirituality, in the search for or realization of intercultural dialogue projects in the Abya Yala.