November 13, 2018
Sócrates Vásquez García (Ayuujk Jääy, Pueblo Ayuujk) joins Cultural Survival as Community Media Grants Coordinator.
He hails from Oaxaca, México and is a radio journalist, an activist for Indigenous Peoples' communication rights, co-founder of Ayuujk Community Radio Jënpoj, which has been operating in Tlahuitoltepec Mixe, Oaxaca, for the past 17 years. He has worked on community development projects, training Indigenous community journalists and strengthening Indigenous community radio broadcasting. He has been working for the recognition of community and Indigenous radio stations in Mexican legislation.
Sócrates was the national representative of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), and belonged to the Regional Council of AMARC Latin America. Sócrates is also a rural sociologist from the Autonomous University of Chapingo, in Texcoco, Mexico. He holds a Master's degree in rural development from the Xochimilco Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree.
Sócrates' expertise is a great asset to our Community Media team, as we continue to grow our community radio funding initiatives around the world.