Inaugural session of day two. From left to right, Ritxi Lizartza (Mintzanet-Mara Mara), Joseba Erkizia (Euskara Munduan – HABE) and Asier Vallejo (Director of the Basque government’s Basque Community Abroad. (photoEuskalKultura.com)
Euskera and gender equality in Basque clubs were the first topics that opened day two of the 6th World Congress of Basque Communities Abroad. Besides attending the presentations of various book on the Diaspora, delegates also elected three representatives to the Lehendakari’s Advisory Council on Basque Communities.
Vitoria-Gasteiz. The Munduan Euskaraz program is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and the instruction and use of Basque in the Basque clubs, as well as gender equality and its best global practice in Basque clubs were two of the first topics addressed on Thursday at the Congress. The last four presentations for the day, in the afternoon, were reserved for recently published books on the Diaspora. Delegates also elected three new representatives to the Lehendakari’s Advisory Council on Basque Communities they were: Aitor Arruti (Barcelona), Arantxa Anitua (Buenos Aires) and Lorea Palacios (Mexico). Following is a photo chronicle of the day