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The initiative allowed a conversation on transcendental issues for the city and beer in can

By: Bernardo Vera

Beer & Politics is an initiative born in Madrid, Spain, whose name has gone from being an innocent joke to a registered trademarkhis job is to act as political communication tool in different cities of the world, by creating discussion circles on topics ofe significance in the public life of a particular city, along with beer and other alcoholic beverages for socializing, trying to respect the audience.

Martin Ortiz (of the platform “Cvlto”), Mariana Reyes Loredo (Marelo), Eduardo Mejía and Diana Palafox are co-founders and members of the cell created in San Luis Potosí. It is the basis of this group to give an address issues related to cultural diffusion, mobility, urban planning, violence-free spaces, health and gender diversity. They meet to talk about refilling the drinksat the tables of Tejado Rojo, a bar located on Ignacio Lopez Rayón street in the center of towna river, which served as the venue for the talks.

Diana Palafox was able to see the process of attracting Beers & Politics from the end of 2021, when she, as a member of “Trazos Urbanos 2.0”, was concerned about starting a conversation on cultural management issues. Along the way he found more people with the same interest and as soon as they saw the opportunityFronted by Beers & Politics, they:

“We realized that it wasWe were interested in talking about different political and cultural issues that were going around the city, and we decided to get together. That’s where Gerardo Padilla told us about the Beers & Politics license, there was an opportunity and we did it for San Luis Potosí”, Diana shared.

For Marello that is experienceIt allows you to remove the formality when talking about a sensitive topic, to do it for the common good. In addition to being aware that the conversationss they don’t try to reach a conclusion, but allow proximity to the other person, learn about their ideas, projects and interestss about what transcends in the city.

“We don’t look for an answer to anything, but instead make networks where we know each other. If someone likes the other person’s idea, they can come and network, meet and talk about their projects. The IS The purpose is that they continue to wear chela in the end and discussions continue“. Mariana Department.

Eduardo Meijia he said that the issues to be discussed are those they are a concern in the city, so the scheme of work is sometimes modified to create a specific problem.

“At first, when we just started to put the idea together well, we had a working table among ourselves to address certain issues of concern in the city at the time. But really, it’s moving more as events have come up in the city that we believe are relevant, like creating a little more dialogue. I knowa, that the matter must be dealt with and that there is a little more discussion about it

”, he revealed.

Martin Ortíz explained that uOne of the characteristics of the San Luis Potosí cell is the commitment to non-hierarchy and the adoption of a collective model, augment each member’s limited supply for their activities outside of chat. However, thatshe commends the effort of everyone who contributes their time, money and resources to its realization:

“The figure also creates the semantic sense that it is a community, without fees, without hierarchy. Because we all have schedules, careers and certain stages of life that are busier than others, suddenly there are certain arrangements, instead we try to make each edition special from what everyone can do, to unite everyone or everyone at that exact moment in their life”.

The members agreed that one of the most significant conversations this year was mobility, since it was at the same time as the works that the state government and the capital would start on the Avenue of the National Anthem. The members decided to move the meeting to that route in solidarity with the people who were demonstrating. They declared that the day revealed the power of assembly that can be achieved from a social initiative, and showed that the conversation could go further.

A year after settling in Tejado Rojo – as well as other urban spaces such as the avenue of the National Anthem or the nine corners – they thanked the participation of those who shaped this cell in the capital of San Luis Potosí, as well as the conference . “Urban Strokes 2.0” (Miguel Leija, Eduardo Palomino), for the team of Tejado Rojo, Gerardo Padilla, Clara Díaz and Valeria Avalos.

The collective sure that the conversation will continue focused on cultural management in the municipality of San Luis Potosí, always from the non-partisan, collective and harmonious initiative for all the people who want to come forward to express their opinion, speak about what is uncomfortable. at the table and, why not, with a chelita in hand.

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