TIPS

Weather tips, safety and tour recommendations

Weather: Temperatures in Mexico’s City in the months of November and December vary between 5ºC – 20ªC (41ºF – 68ºF). Heat and high temperatures can be perceived in daylight, at mid-day and cold sensations in the afternoons. We recommend to carry with you a jacket, especially for the afternoon time. Rain probability is not high at this time of the year; nevertheless there could be some possibility.



Transportation: For public transportation, the nearest Metro station from Faculty of Economics, UNAM is Copilco (green line). Via the service Metrobus, the nearest station is Ciudad Universitaria.

For private transportation UBER services are available with mobile phones. Or official taxi city services.

Take in account that 8:00, 15:00, 19:00 hrs. can be very crowded schedules in all types of services.



Safety Tips:  In case of taking long walks in the streets or using public transportation we recommend to refrain using expensive jewelry or expensive accessories.

For the taxi service the advice we give is to take it from official establishments and not directly from the streets.

 



Visit to Hueyapan: For the general congress’ visit to Hueyapan, in the state of Puebla, bring confortable clothes and shoes for walking. The weather is similar to Mexico’s City. Extra money may be required for buying traditional food made by the indigenous ladies of the region, or it may be necessary in case of wanting to buy traditional Mexican handcrafts.

Recommended Tours: As far as the tours are concerned, we will provide information on different tour options (depends on decision personal); as taking account the earthquake, the UNAM can not be responsible of any activity, except form the visit to Hueyapan.

 

à Inside Mexico’s City:

Xochimilco lake: Formerly was small town, nowadays Xochimilco is inside Mexico’s City, but still harbors the lake in which since Pre-Hispanic times, the native xochimilcas created the chinampas, an ancestral agricultural technique that permits to easily grow fruits and vegetables above the water. Nowadays the visits to Xochimilco are characterized by group rides in the traditional boats, called trajineras. Delicious Mexican food and drinks can be enjoyed during the ride.

 



Zocalo (downtown Mexico’s City): Visit the principal public city square; you will enjoy the view of all the traditional buildings. The principal colonial cathedral can be found there, as well as the museum Templo Mayor that presents some of the ruins of the antique Pre-Hispanic city of Tenochtitlan. Also, a big variety of museums can be found nearby.

 

 



à Near Mexico’s City:

Tepoztlan: Magic traditional town that’s only 2 hours away from Mexico’s City. Climb the Tepozteco Mountain, enjoy delicious Mexican food and take a relaxing traditional temazcal bath. Buses departures from Taxqueña Bus Station at different schedules during the day.

 



àTeotihuacan: The ancient City of Teotihuacan is only two hours away from Mexico’s City. Regard and assimilate the greatness of the ancient Teotihuacan civilization, climb the Sun pyramid and take a journey back in ancestral times. Long walks under the sun can be held in this activity.  We recommend the Wayak Tours: https://www.wayak.mx/great-tour-to-teotihuacan-and-shrine-of-our-lady-of-guadalupe-30.php  Official site: https://www.wayak.mx/es/tours.

 


àChichen Itza, Yucatan and/or Quintana Roo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chichen Itza: there are national airlines: Volaris and Interjet that fly Mexico-Merida on Yucatán or Cancun, Quintana Roo. Then you can take a tour to the ancient city Chichen Itza (120 km from Merida, 180 km from Cancun). Yucatán is the safest state of Mexico (it is supposed no narcos there). There are buses (or you can hire cars on the airports).  On the other hand, Cancun is worldly known for its beautiful clear blue seas, archeological sites: Tulum and Cobá are nearby.


Inequalities and families: an interdisciplinary perspective

Committee on Family Research, RC06, ISA

Mexico City

29, 30 November and 1 December 2017

Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), by 2014, the richest 10% of the population in Latin America had concentrated 71% of the wealth of the region. Women and children, young and older, ethnic communities suffer the most unequal distribution of wealth in the region. Inequalities are always in plural, as there are inequalities in access to education, inequalities in access to health services, gender inequalities, intergenerational inequalities, work inequalities based on different conditions and access to labour, inequalities of living standards, inequalities on access to cultural activities, inequalities based on colour of skin, among others.

Inequalities create disadvantaged that accumulate from generation to generation, from past to the present. They reproduce and remain despite government and non-government actions and policies. Are we doomed for living in inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean? That is the question which brings researchers on family issues to Mexico City to rethink and take actions on inequalities. Particularly, the Committee on Family Research must confront these issues and create analytical framework of understanding global issues. Rethinking inequalities in Latin America and the Caribbean will contribute to achieve understandings of inequalities in Asia, Africa, North America and Europe, and vice versa. We share the same global problems: social exclusions, unsustainable development, climate change, the ambivalent role of technology in our lives, and negative effects of economic system. Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC clearly stressed: “equality is the goal”. Let our meeting in Mexico City create the path of structural change in theory and practice on inequalities and families.

On September 19, 2017 Mexico City and population living here have been affected by strong earthquake. Nevertheless, we decided to proceed in organizing our event. We will have the four great keynote lectures delivered by Patrizia Albanese, Miguel del Castillo, Göran Therborn and Gina Zabludovsky. Thank you all of you for coming to our city and thank you for your contribute in our Conference. 

Chair Lukasz Czarnecki  

ISA RC06 Local Organizing Committee

UNAM Mexico City