Si Te Conectas A Este #UpChat Acerca De César Chávez, Le Vas A Hacer Un Favor Al Mundo

To view this post in English please click here.Nota: Este #UpChat ha concluido, pero no te preocupes — puedes ver la conversación de abajo y aquí.He admirado a César Chávez — su labor y su persona — por mucho tiempo. Vamos a tener un encuentro, al que le decimos #UpChat, este jueves 27 de marzo del 2014, a las 4 de la tarde (franja horaria del este del los EEUU), para que te enteres más acerca de la vida del hombre, nos envies tweets y cuentes alguna razón por la cual valoras su trabajo, y hagas correr la voz acerca de la película “César Chávez.”¿Quién es César Chávez? Mira este video.

La versión condensada: César Chávez reunió a un montón de trabajadores agrícolas para mejorar las condiciones de trabajo de la industria porque eran verdaderamente terribles. Y aunque todavía hay mucho por hacer, él impulsó un cambio crítico, que le dio a los trabajadores del campo fortaleza para alzarse en defensa de sus derechos. Sí, de ESO se trata César Chávez.

Bien Upworthy, ¿y todo esto es para...?


La gente aquí en Upworthy está sumando sus fuerzas a las de TakePart (el lindo grupo que produjo la película “César Chávez,” por la cual surgió esta charla) para hablar sobre la equidad y la justicia en las condiciones de trabajo de los campesinos, a través de un #UpChat en Twitter.

¡Fantástico! ¿Pero qué es un #UpChat? ¿Cuál es la meta?

¡Buena pregunta! Un #UpChat es una conversación por medio de Twitter, acerca de un tema de importancia. Durante esta conversación nos preguntaremos cómo podemos llevar nuestros alimentos desde el campo hasta la mesa, respetando los derechos de los trabajadores, y hablaremos acerca del camino que César Chávez abrió para todos nosotros. Estarás entre nosotros, TakePart y otros participantes.

Queremos reunir ideas y reflexiones estimulantes para darle visibilidad a este tema poco hablado y ver que podemos poner en acción como país.

Por favor contribuye a la conversación. Si tenemos buena suerte, #UpChat tal vez sea un nuevo movimiento en Twitter — y no me digas que no has querido siempre ser parte de un movimiento!

Bien, ¿qué puedo hacer ahora?

¡Sí, se puede!

Lo mas importante y crucial es que participen personas como TU — oye, sí, tú — únete a nosotros y haz que tu voz se oiga. Los tres pasos a seguir:

1) Sintonízate el jueves 27 de marzo a las 4 p.m (hora del este)

2) Sigue en Twitter a @Upworthy y a @TakePart

3) Ten tu mente y tus ideas listas para abordar este tema. Mándanos por Twitter lo que piensas, con el “hashtag” #UpChat!

4) Fíjate qué estupendo, quien va a ser parte del #UpChat:

NO PUEDO ESPERAR MAS, UPWORTHY. QUIERO HACER ALGO ¡AHORA MISMO!

Hay tres otras cosas que puedes hacer ahora y entre tanto:

1) Firma una petición para que se declare un Día Nacional de Servicio en honor a César Chávez.

2) Mira la película que se estrenará en los cines el 28 de marzo. De veras. Ve. A ver. La Película. Aquí hay más acerca de ella.

3) Fíjate de qué se trata la Equitable Food Initiative (la iniciativa para una distribucion justa de la comida). Implica una mejor condición sanitaria para los alimentos, garantiza condiciones justas y equitativas para los trabajadores de la industria agrícola, y corrobora un adecuado uso de pesticidas (para que no afecten la salud de los que trabajan en la cosecha o los consumidores). Con esta iniciativa todos salimos ganando.

Por ahora, aquí van dos clips sobre el hombre y el film. ¡De nada!

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Disney has come under fire for problematic portrayals of non-white and non-western cultures in many of its older movies. They aren't the only one, of course, but since their movies are an iconic part of most American kids' childhoods, Disney's messaging holds a lot of power.

Fortunately, that power can be used for good, and Disney can serve as an example to other companies if they learn from their mistakes, account for their misdeeds, and do the right thing going forward. Without getting too many hopes up, it appears that the entertainment giant may have actually done just that with the new Frozen II film.

According to NOW Toronto, the producers of Frozen II have entered into a contract with the Sámi people—the Indigenous people of the Scandinavian regions—to ensure that they portray the culture with respect.

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Though there was not a direct portrayal of the Sámi in the first Frozen movie, the choral chant that opens the film was inspired by an ancient Sámi vocal tradition. In addition, the clothing worn by Kristoff closely resembled what a Sámi reindeer herder would wear. The inclusion of these elements of Sámi culture with no context or acknowledgement sparked conversations about cultural appropriation and erasure on social media.

Frozen II features Indigenous culture much more directly, and even addressed the issue of Indigenous erasure. Filmmakers Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, along with producer Peter Del Vecho, consulted with experts on how to do that respectfully—the experts, of course, being the Sámi people themselves.

Sámi leaders met with Disney producer Peter Del Vecho in September 2019.Sámediggi Sametinget/Flickr

The Sámi parliaments of Norway, Sweden and Finland, and the non-governmental Saami Council reached out to the filmmakers when they found out their culture would be highlighted in the film. They formed a Sámi expert advisory group, called Verddet, to assist filmmakers in with how to accurately and respectfully portray Sámi culture, history, and society.

In a contract signed by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Sámi leaders, the Sámi stated their position that "their collective and individual culture, including aesthetic elements, music, language, stories, histories, and other traditional cultural expressions are property that belong to the Sámi," and "that to adequately respect the rights that the Sámi have to and in their culture, it is necessary to ensure sensitivity, allow for free, prior, and informed consent, and ensure that adequate benefit sharing is employed."

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Disney agreed to work with the advisory group, to produce a version of Frozen II in one Sámi language, as well as to "pursue cross-learning opportunities" and "arrange for contributions back to the Sámi society."

Anne Lájla Utsi, managing director at the International Sámi Film Institute, was part of the Verddet advisory group. She told NOW, "This is a good example of how a big, international company like Disney acknowledges the fact that we own our own culture and stories. It hasn't happened before."

"Disney's team really wanted to make it right," said Utsi. "They didn't want to make any mistakes or hurt anybody. We felt that they took it seriously. And the film shows that. We in Verddet are truly proud of this collaboration."

Sounds like you've done well this time, Disney. Let's hope such cultural sensitivity and collaboration continues, and that other filmmakers and production companies will follow suit.

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