David – Chiriqui, Panama Receives the Segal Family Commemorative Plaque
Two years after the project Traces to Remember was introduced in Panama City, touring important diplomatic, governmental and educational institutions, the project is introduced for the first time to David – Chiriqui, the second largest province in the country.
The plaque of Holocaust survivor, Dr. James Segal, was unveiled on June 4 in a ceremony filled with emotion on behalf of more than 300 guests gathered at the auditorium of the ISAE University.
In order to raise awareness of actions in favor of human rights, an outreach program was organized with various local radio stations such as el Faro de David, Megamix, Estereo Planet, and the Government of Chiriquí radio station; also the David City Hall, the Ministry of Labor, the Ombudsman’s Office, the Provincial Bar Association of Chiriqui, the Office of Implementation of the Accusatory Penal System of the Judicial Branch, the Public Registry, the Chiriquí and Bocas del Toro Public Ministry, and local universities were visited.
A commitment was acquired and expressed by the Vice Rector, Ivonne Arrocha, appreciating the fact that her institution was the first station in David – Chiriqui to display for 15 days the commemorative plaque of the Segal family, which was unveiled at the end of the event.
The reception was attended by Mr. Antonio Arauz, representing the honorable Mayor of David, Mr. Francisco Vigil; Mr. Ismael Flores, Director of the David Public Prison; Professor Cecilia Calderon, representing UNACHI University; Ms. Tamara Velez, Coordinator of Continuing Education; Ms. Lisbeth Casasola, Coordinator of the Legal Office of ISAE University in David -Chiriqui; Ms. Guira Arauz, Department of Marketing; students from the Departments of Law, Education, and Information Technology, and from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, among others.
The coordinators of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace, as promoters of an education with values, interacted with attendees interested in inquiring more about the subject, providing literary, film, and research information, thereby preparing for the next University Forum to be held in this city.