Collectives of searching mothers and activists renamed the roundabout in the previous monument to Christopher Columbus, for the roundabout of the women who fight, with the sculpture of a defender.
The collectives dedicated the anti-monument to “those who throughout the country have suffered and faced violence, repression and revictimization for facing injustices.”
Compas chingonas install an antimonumenta in the columbus roundabout. It is now the Roundabout of Women Who Fight. ?♀️ brave! (Video taken from RRSS) pic.twitter.com/yHfAFwXx0s
— arely torres-miranda ?♀️ (@arelyfeminista) September 25, 2021
It is also dedicated to women defenders of water and territory, originally from indigenous peoples and students.
THE GAZEBO IS FOR WOMEN WHO FIGHT!
La Glorieta is one of all the women who with their struggles have built our history, those who sustain this country with dignity.
Glorieta de las Mujeres que Luchan.
WE WRITE HISTORY! pic.twitter.com/TZBcFPdzVz
— LIVE ANTIMONUMENTA WE LOVE EACH OTHER (@antimonumenta) September 25, 2021
On September 5, it was announced that the sculpture that was removed from the Glorieta de Colón, in Mexico City, will be relocated to parque las Américas, and will be replaced by that of an indigenous woman, in “recognition of the 500 years of resistance to the indigenous women of our country.”
Dedicated to Women Seekers, women who fight for justice and women who defend water and territory, women from indigenous peoples to Afro-descendants, to defenders. And to those who fight to sustain the country with dignity #Antimonumenta pic.twitter.com/rk9Jf3sRJE
— Selene Velázquez (@selunne) September 25, 2021
The head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, said that the sculptor Pedro Reyes is making the sculpture of an Olmec woman, which will be located on Paseo de la Reforma, at its intersection with Avenida Morelos.
After a wave of criticism for the choice of the sculpture by the artist Pedro Reyes, the head of Government announced that the Committee of Monuments and Artistic Works in Public Spaces of the CDMX (COMAEP) will decide which sculpture will be placed in this space.
“So that there is no problem and that it is not the Head of Government who decides it, because we put it as established by law, regulations, to the decision of this committee,” Sheinbaum said at the event of delivery of signatures for the decolonization of the Paseo de la Reforma.
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