Cecilia Ramírez is a Mixtec Woman from Oaxaca, Mexico. For over 15 years, she has participated in educational and awareness-building projects targeted at Indigenous Communities.
She worked as a literacy teacher in indigenous languages, and has given lectures at national and international colloquiums, as well as at conferences on indigenous languages. In 2015, she contributed to the creation of a community library for Indigenous Children and Youth in her community.
Cecilia holds a degree in political science and public administration, and was invited to a certification program in strengthening the leadership of Indigenous Women. In 2019, she also participated in Columbia University’s Human Rights Defenders Program.
Cecilia’s umbilical cord is buried in the Mixtec region of Oaxaca, under an agave plant known as “maguey”. According to the Mixtec worldview, this ritual symbolizes the physical and spiritual connection of a person with the land. That place where one always comes back.