The UNESCO Chair on Education for Social Justice celebrates its first anniversary today
Exactly one year ago, on February 11, 2019, Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and Rafael Garesse, Chancellor of the Autonomous University of Madrid, signed an agreement for the creation of the “UNESCO Chair on Education for Social Justice of the Autonomous University of Madrid ”.
After twelve months of existence, the Chair has established itself as a multidisciplinary space of confluence, where creativity, innovation and reflection are deeply valued. In addition, the work done by a team committed to social transformation has been reflected in the large volume of activities developed this year. These activities align with the objectives of the areas of research, training, innovation and development and dissemination, promoting a comprehensive system of Education for Social Justice.
Since its creation, the Chair has focused on collaborative work and networking attending meetings with representatives of organizations or entities outside the University, establishing ties with those who work for an Education for Social Justice inside and outside the country, as well as supporting the dissemination and organisation of large events under the framework of the different existing workstreams.
It could be said that this first year of life is nothing more than the seed of an ambitious project that seeks the development of fairer societies through a critical and inclusive education that generates agents of change.