Learn about Mexican Independence at Rotary
By Robin Loving Rowland
San Miguel is the cradle of Mexican independence from Spain, and to enable the foreign public to fully understand its background and significance, Jose Arturo Morales Tirado, a heritage researcher and activist, will present at Rotary, Tuesday, September 15, at 12:30 p.m. His presentation is entitled “The Mexican Independence Seen from San Miguel de Allende.”
Mexican Independence Day Explained
Tue, Sep 15, 12:30pm
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“My goal is to educate the foreign public on Mexican Independence so that they can appreciate more than the fiesta known as El Grito,” said Morales. “Beyond the official history, there is a collection of facts and iconic heroes that shaped the history of our independence,” he continued. “I will share something about the environmental, social, cultural, economic, and political powers that enabled us to have the revolution for independence,” he concluded.
Morales was born in Mexico City and has been a resident of San Miguel de Allende since 1981. He earned a master’s degree in education and has also studied agricultural engineering, history, and tourism. Morales once held the position of director of environment and ecology in the municipality, and he has won an award for national tourism. Morales is a member of the technical planning council of ecological zoning.
The Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende – Midday has raised more than US$1 million to improve the lives of marginalized sanmiguelenses with local and international donations. The mission is to provide assistance to others to improve quality of life and to advance community understanding, goodwill, and peace.
Rotary meetings are held at Hotel Misión at Salida a Querétaro 1 in English, and they are free to the public. Free parking is available. For more information, contact President David McGinnis firstname.lastname@example.org.