THEMATIC AREAS 

The proposal of thematic areas does not intend to restrict the discussion topics but to propose some possible lines of debate, the final composition of these will be based on the papers presented to the congress. 

Thematic Area 1. Ancestral, Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Mesoamerican knowledge: revitalization and exchange. Coordinator: Mg. Jorge Iván Jaramillo Hincapié (Colombia)

Description: In these moments in Latin America it is necessary to decentralize from the hegemonic discourses and turn our gaze towards peoples, communities, organizations, collective actions and movements that have been relegated for time immemorial, to which the time of reparations has not yet arrived. historical (ethno reparations, Afro-reparations), and they are still in the last line of officialdom, when we know that on a daily basis they produce other speeches, other ways of naming and meaning their own practices. It is from these ways of feeling, resenting, rethinking, resignifying, in which this thematic table is located and in which we want to bring to the debate Latin American experiences, works, speeches, oratory, walks and walks, that allow us to recompose this cracked continent.

Thematic Area 2. Manifestations of art - literature as territories defense devices (painting, sculpture, ceramics, weaving, music, photography, theater, dance, etc). Coordinators: Dr. Donny Brito May - Intercultural University of Quintana Roo., Dr. Juan G. Sánchez Martínez - University of North Carolina Asheville

Description: Large-scale mining, agricultural exploitation, the oil industry, hydroelectric dams, among others, are the cause of major environmental, social, political and cultural changes in Latin America and Abya Yala. The activity of these economic sectors has confronted different indigenous nations and peasant and afro-descendant communities with the governments of the countries where their territories are located and the transnational companies that operate there. Numerous plastic and visual artists, writers and intellectuals have denounced the negative impacts that the exploitation of minerals, forests, bodies of water and hydrocarbons has caused in their territories. His work shows that the forced displacement of entire communities, the systematic murder of environmental activists and the destruction of nature are the result of these economic activities. In order to build bridges between agendas that seem irreconcilable, we invite researchers, academics, writers and multidisciplinary artists to share their work and reflect on this thematic area.

Thematic Area 3. Places and practices of memory: Libraries, Museums, Archives, readings, writings and oralities from Abya Yala, a dialogue with Information Science. Coordination: Dr. Natalia Duque Cardona (Colombia), Libraries A La Calle Collective (Colombia).

Description: This table will reflect on the understanding of places of memory such as: libraries, museums and archives through the dialogue of knowledge and interdisciplinary relations between cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, political science and Information Science . It is constituted as a dissenting and counterhegemonic space of dissertation, reflection and analysis regarding the place of the library as a space of memory, resistance and re-existence in the Latin American context, for which it resorts to an intercultural analytical framework that proposes the understanding of the institution as a cultural device in search of the recovery of social and historical memory in a Latin American perspective, which implies the recognition of a history of libraries narrated from the West in debate with an untold history of recording information and reading practices, writing and orality of native cultures of Latin America. And the development of this space of memory as a cultural device that underlies political discourses that can be constituted as alternatives to the conformation of good living.

Thematic Area 4. Literatures of decolonization as a practice of recovering ancestral, Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Mesoamerican cultural identities in film, plastic arts, music, theater, photography, and digital media. Coordinates: Dr. Luis Arévalo (Canada).

Description: Papers that explore cultural practices that recover, preserve or renew the cultural identities noted in the title of the table or offer new possibilities of expression for the future will be included. Preference will be given to the papers that examine the symbolic universes, traditions, ways of being in the world, technologies, knowledge, etc. that allow the practitioners of ancestral, Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean, and Mesoamerican cultural identities to extend, strengthen, recover, reestablish the function of structuring element, universe of meaning, measure of rationality of daily activities in the societies in which they operate. cultural identities.

Thematic Area 5. Educational Management from the perspective of Interculturality: problems and development challenges of school organizations and Educational Systems. Coordinated by: Dr. Jorge Oswaldo Sanchez Buitrago (Colombia), GEPET (Transformative Pedagogical Management Research Group) of Universidad del Magdalena (Colombia), Teresa Meléndez (Mexico), Isidro Navarro

Description: This thematic area, focuses its academic discussions and discursive productions in the field of four topics: Administration and development of educational systems; Quality assurance in educational organizations; Management of educational organizations and learning organizations and communities; all of them addressed and interpellated from the perspective of interculturality. The educational management understood as a pedagogical issue, implicitly brings the particularity of being a comprehensive and transformative praxis of organizations and educational systems. Educational management from the perspective of the pedagogical makes possible the resignification of educational practices, thus contributing to the genesis of praxis that are coherent with the educational realities and that contribute to the construction of the desired educational quality; in this case from the horizon and the imperatives of interculturality. In this context, pedagogical management goes beyond the scope of school management and locates this practice in multiple scenarios and educational contexts, in different learning ecosystems. Educational management, thought from the pedagogical, assumes organizations and educational systems as social constructions and, consequently, as intercultural organizations.

Thematic Area 6. Experiences of intercultural dialogue: actions, methodologies, and proposals. 

Description: Intercultural dialogue experiences: actions, methodologies and proposals. with, this is a change of paradigm from the cultural, with a strong commitment to the intercultural, to the production in co-participation and to the abandonment to the worn-out models of the "interpretation of cultures" that no longer responds to the correct answers as that today becomes From the ways of being and being together in Latin America. 

Thematic Area 7. Movements discussed in the struggles of territorial rights (Human rights, Territory, megaprojects, extractivism, forced displacement, and recovery of memory) 

Description: If there is something that marks the social struggles in Latin America, it is the territory. A whole part of the world where its inhabitants have survived long processes of territorialization, desterriotorialization and reterritorialization. It is the fight for the territory, for the spaces to be in the world, for having been the iceberg for the emergence of collective actions and for other cities in the position of claims for today, usually in the claims. All this adds to the extraction of all kinds (intellectual, social, economic), and a permanent struggle not to lose the routes of the past in the present, without displacing the visions of the future from other perspectives of development and recovery of practices. that have marked the Latin American subjects.

Thematic Area 8. Dialogicity, intersectionality and gender identities. Coordinate: Librarian Juan David Tobón Agudelo (Colombia) 

Description: The sociocultural practices that have been built throughout history have been changing over time, becoming increasingly visible different ways of being, living and doing in the world. However, the processes of globalization have increased an interest in the homogenization of these socio-cultural practices, with the intention of maintaining a social order that points to the achievement of particular interests. This table aims to share those experiences and reflections that question these processes of homogenization against the possibilities of inhabiting the body, the free expression of what you feel and want to be beyond the socially established, approaching the particularities of our experiences and our Latin American territories. Recognize how arbitrary prescriptions of the genre come into conflict with other prescriptions of the being such as ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, age, bodily, cognitive and even linguistic and socio-cultural pluriforms.