WYA Latin America April News and Activities

April 2008 Newsletter – LATIN AMERICA


WYA Latin America celebrates WYA 10th Anniversary!
We encourage our members to participate in our regional celebration activities:

1. WYA Latin America Solidarity Generation Festival. In celebration of WYA’s 10th Anniversary, World Youth Alliance Latin America will host the Solidarity Generation Festival to reflect in the ideas of solidarity, development and good governance in Latin America.

The Solidarity Festival consists of a series of projects and activities throughout the WYALA Committee’s in Latin America. The activities where WYALA members can participate are:
“Tell us your Story” Photo competition competition/exhibit; essay competition, debate and speech contest; Environmental and Viviamo activities and in the promotion of WYALA’s good governance campaign. If you are interested in hosting the festival in your school or university please contact latinamerica@wya.net More details in WYALA website.

2. Give WYA to a friend, grow the million! You are a member of the World Youth Alliance, you believe that young people can change our current culture to one based on the dignity of the human person and you want to help us sharing the experience of human dignity and solidarity with more young people. Help us promote our website and the WYA Charter with your friends and classmates! Include our Charter website address in your Facebook, Twitter, Hi5, Orkut and Messenger profiles. Help us growing the million to better promote human dignity and solidarity! Just copy/paste it https://www.wya.net/charter/index.html. Thank you!

3. You can celebrate WYA 10th Anniversary! Host a WYA Dignity Project or a WYA’s Introductory Session. What can you do to get involved and promote WYA? Invite your friends or classmates to host a Dignity Project. These projects are an opportunity for WYA members to share with their fellow WYA members and friends how they experience, understand, or find joy through cultural activities and personal interests which enable them to express their own dignity as persons. Activities can be as diverse as interests in music, sports, language, dance, volunteering, food or other ways to manifest their love for the dignity of every person. To host a dignity project or introductory session in your city contact lourdes@wya.net

In Celebration of WYA 10th Anniversary: WYALA Guadalajara- Solidarity and Good Governance Conference. In Celebration of WYA’s 10th Anniversary, WYALA Guadalajara Committee was honored to have Juan Díaz Romero, retired Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice, and Director of the Institute of Jurisprudential Research and Promotion and Diffusion of Judicial Ethics, to give a lecture about the promotion of solidarity and good governance through justice, and the role judges play in terms of the defense of the human dignity. The conference took place on March 27th 2009.

We thank our members and friends who attended the conference. For more information on WYALA Guadalajara committee activities please contact wyala.mariajosegm@gmail.com


International Solidarity Forum

WYA Latin American contributions to ISF – Dignity and the Human Person: Foundations of a Rights System. WYA Latin America participated in the 6th Annual International Solidarity Forum hosted in New York City at the United Nations and World Youth Alliance Headquarters between March 22nd and March 25th, 2009. We want to thank our Committee Members and Members that attended as Latin American Delegates: Luis Semprun (WYALA Venuzuela), Ana Laura Mendez (Costa Rica), Ana Maria Enriquez and Efren Ruiz (WYALA Mexico), Andrea Guadarrama and Guillermo Sanchez (WYALA Queretaro), Juan Carlos Rico (WYALA Guadalajara). They were able to contribute with the idea and lived experience of solidarity, already part of the Latin American tradition to human rights.

We want to give special thanks to Professor Pedro Pallares Yabur, WYALA Friend and Advisor, for his participation as guest speaker to the 2009 ISF.

WYA Latin America Director attends 42nd Session of the Commission on Population and Development. Lourdes Villanueva, WYALA Regional Director, participated in the 42nd Session of the Comission on Population and Development. We want to thank all the given support from WYALA Friends, Members and Alumni  in order to promote dignity and solidarity during the Commission.


Track A Accreditation Sessions. The accreditation session is a four hour seminar that completes the Certified Training Program Track A. It reviews the work of WYA, conduct language exercises, and review the most important aspects of the training. Accreditation is necessary to attend national and international conferences and training events as WYA delegate and to be a committee or chapter director in your city or country. Accreditation sessions will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico City and Queretaro. Skype Accreditation sessions may be scheduled on an individual basis with members in other cities and countries. Please contact lourdes@wya.net for more information.

Join the 2009 WYA Certified Training Program. The first step to build a culture based on the dignity of the human person and to help our generation to understand it and articulate it, is through a complete understanding of its foundations. This is the reason why training is one of our top priorities. The WYA Certified Training Program aims to provide our members with a complete understanding of the basis of a culture based on the dignity of the human person. If you are interested in joining the Online Latin American Certified Training Program please contact carlos@wya.net
WYA Latin America. Summer Program 2009. The WYA Latin America invites you the WYA Latin America 2009 Summer Program. The Summer Program is an intensive week of training and activities in which you will study, and complete the WYALA Certified Training Program Track A.

If you are between 16 or 30 years and you are interested in meet other young people interested in promoting dignity and solidarity in Mexico, and want to spend a week rich in cultural and sports activities; interested to attend our national and international conferences; and/or forming a chapter or committee of WYA, you’re the perfect candidate to participate in our Summer Program.

The WYA Latin America Summer Program 2009 will take place in the last week of June in the WYA Latin America House located in Mexico City. For more information contact carlos@wya.net

Latin America Regional and International Internship Program.

Interested in developing your capacities to promote the dignity of the person? Want a unique experience of solidarity to deepen your understanding of dignity as the foundation of culture, policy, and human rights? Join the WYA Latin America internship program. Apply here or contact: carlos@wya.net.


WYA Latin America Blog
Enter the WYA Latin America blot at www.wyalatinamerica.blogspot.com for our volunteers and committee members’ updates on their local work. (Blog in Spanish)


For more information on WYA Latin America please contact us! latinamerica@wya.net