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The Mexico_City Portal is located inCentro de Cultura Digital, México City. Centro de Cultura Digital (CCD) is located in the heart of Mexico City, right outside Chapultepec park and it specializes in production, formation, communication and analysis of new cultural, social and economic manifestations that are a result of the daily use of digital technology.
Tomas Ramirez is an interpreter and translator who studied at the Instituto Superior de Intérpretes y Traductores in Mexico City. He is also a freelance booking agent and has worked with several entertainment agencies like Ache Entretenimiento, Filter Mexico, TAPE, Sicario, among others. He has produced dozens of concerts and performances through the Mexico City Portal.
Ángeles Santillana is a Mexican interpreter and translator for English, French and Portuguese. Art enthusiast and wannabe musician, Angie is currently studying Arts theory and Russian language in Casa Lamm.
Criminal Justice Dialogues
The Portals Project in Mexico City this Summer 2017 will primarily focus on Criminal Justice Dialogues with Baltimore and Los Angeles in addition to special conversations and activities to be announced.
Criminal Justice Dialogues are conversations between cities and communities around the U.S. and Mexico about how people feel about policing in their communities as part of a research study conducted by the Justice Collaboratory at Yale University. These mutual one-on-one conversations on both sides ask participants to consider the following question:
There is a great deal in the news about how police interact with people in the communities where they work. How do you feel about police in your community?
Participants are also asked to complete short, confidential survey and to consent to being videotaped as part of this study. Researchers at Yale will utilize the confidential conversations to understand common themes that emerge in them. Video files are kept on a secured server that only these principal investigators have access to and all videos are professionally transcribed. Significant measures are undertaken to protect each participants' confidentiality. The video will never be used in presentations and the transcribed and written version will exist at Yale University to help to contribute to further knowledge and record on the topic.
Read more about the dialogues here.