This Thursday morning, the Women, History and Revolution Forum began in the center of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, another of the activities designed to commemorate the Bicentennial of the meeting between Manuela Sáenz and the Liberator Simón Bolívar.
200 years of the battle that sealed the independence of Ecuador
According to local media, the forum is organized by the Simón Bolívar Study Center, the Network of History, Memory and Heritage, and the Network of Venezuelan Historians.
It intends to delve into Manuelita’s work, even before the moment she met Bolívar, and highlight her importance to the independence movement in South America.
��”Women, history and revolution” forum that commemorates women in the independence struggle of Venezuela and Latin America, in the figure of Manuela Sáenz
��On June 16, 1822 in Quito, Bolívar and Sáenz met after an intense previous period of mutual letters@teleSURtv pic.twitter.com/ufb6iMmHX6
– Leonel Retamal Muñoz (@LeonelTeleSUR)
June 16, 2022
This Thursday’s event, scheduled for between 09:00 and 12:00 local time, has a panel of researchers and lovers of the history of Venezuela and Our America. Its headquarters are the Bolívar Theater.
After its conclusion, the participants will go to the Caracas Museum, located in the Mayor’s Office, to inaugurate an exhibition dedicated to the illustrious Latin American patriot and daughter of the city of Quito.
Manuelita Sáez and El Libertador met on June 16, 1822, when the independence contingent, which had recently freed Quito from Spanish rule, entered what is now the capital of Ecuador. From that day on they fell in love and she became the great love of his life and his most faithful defender.
According to scholars, his role in the independence struggles in Ecuador and South America was omitted by nineteenth-century historiography. Later, her figure was vindicated, she was given the category of heroine and her independence work began to be admired and studied.
His symbolic remains rest, since July 5, 2010, next to those of Bolívar in the National Pantheon, in Caracas.
�� #Attention We invite you this Thursday, June 16, to the “Women, History and Revolution” Forum to be held at the Bolívar Theater in Caracas, within the framework of the Bicentennial of the meeting between Manuela Sáenz and the Liberator Simón Bolívar.#UnionOfAmerica pic.twitter.com/QTY6RFAifs
— Simón Bolívar Study Center (@Centro_SBolivar)
June 11, 2022
For this Thursday, the premiere of the play “Manuelita, la insepulta de Paita” by playwright Miguel Issa was also organized. Through his social networks, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro invited the reading of the volume “Manuela vive”, a compilation of articles prepared by Diana Carolina Pérez Mendoza.