Yalitza launches heartwarming campaign

The actress and activism is spreading awareness among indigenous people

Yalitza Aparicio launches heartwarming campaign in a dozen indigenous languages amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Yalitza was recently appointed as a UNESCO ambassador and has collaborated with the United Nations on different occasions - Photo: Richard Shotwell/AP
English 27/05/2020 11:48 EL UNIVERSAL in English/Gretel Morales Mexico City Actualizada 12:03
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, actress and activist Yalitza Aparicio launched a heartwarming social media campaign in indigenous languages, including Mixteco, Triqui, Chinanteco, Zapoteco, Ayöök, Náhuatl, Tseltal, Kumiai, Maya Yucateco, Tsotsil, Cuicateco, Chatino, Jñatrjo, Chontal, Totonaco, Huave, Ayuujk, and Tepehuano. 

 
The campaign calls for unity and to halt the spread of the virus through the implementation of basic hygiene measures and by staying home. 
 
In an interview with AFP, Yalitza explains that the video aims “to show the world that we aren’t different, but on the contrary, that we are all part of this world and therefore, we should all collaborate.”
 
 The UNESCO ambassador said that people who don’t speak Spanish haven’t been getting the messages regarding the pandemic and how to prevent the spread of the virus; therefore, campaigns in indigenous languages are essential to protect vulnerable communities from COVID-19.
 
After staring in ROMA, a film by Alfonso Cuarón, and being nominated to the Oscars, Yalitza has turned to activism. She was recently appointed as a UNESCO ambassador and has collaborated with the United Nations on different occasions. 

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