The Strength Within Us
The Strength Within Us, together we are stronger. The Guadalajara 2019 ISPA Congress’ mission is to shine a spotlight on Jalisco, Mexico and Latin America as well as their context and place in the global community.
There is a strength within us both as a Latinx community as well as a Mexican and Jalisco community. Each community’s identity adds to the common one. It is our common identity that gives us strength to develop, empower ourselves, and flourish. There is strength within us as cultural and artistic creators and directors. Culture is a tool and a force for building a diverse and globalized world that’s critical in spirit and willing to redesign itself on the basis of constant reflection.
The theme of The Strength Within Us was addressed through different sessions and perspectives from local, regional, and international voices throughout the congress. There has been a strong emphasis on exploring narratives from the past, present, and future. More than 450 delegates joined us as together we explored the strength within us!
Meet the Host Team
The Guadalajara 2019 ISPA Congress was hosted by University of Guadalajara and the Guadalajara Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Ruchira Das (ThinkArts, India)
The sheer range of responses from Cuba to Senegal to Libya to India, made me feel very grateful and privileged to be a part of the ISPA community.
Abid Hussain (Arts Council England, UK)
A wonderful platform to meet new and old friends, discuss vital issues and create partnerships that result in real change!
Annette Corbett (Independent Producer, UK)
Another @ISPA_global congress over. Another week of inspiring, amazing, thought-provoking conversations & encounters.