8, 9, 10 y 11
september
2021
Speaker

María José Paiz Arias

University Student
2021-09-09
19:30

Majo Paiz Arias is a 23-year-old student and disability advocate with dual Panamanian-Guatemalan nationality. She graduated from Brader College in Panama City with a bachelor’s degree in Humanities. She is currently studying audiovisual communications with an emphasis on TV and Radio Production at the Interamerican University of Panama. She is also a theater actress, and has been the lead in three productions. Since 2010, she has participated every year in various courses and workshops in Down Madrid. She also took part in the documentary “Time to Love: A Backstage Tale” for which she was recognized at a film festival in Cairo, Egypt. Since 2018, she has also been a spokesperson for the “Down Panama” foundation and the Impulsa Center. In 2016, she represented her country at the UN Assembly for the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities and spoke in front of the UN. In 2017 she was recognized as a social influencer in the “Panamá en Positivo” awards. Also won a Victoria Award in 2019 and was recognized as a future leader by LLYC in 2020. She has also run a YouTube channel called “Según Majo” (According to Majo), where she tries to show that, with effort and determination, dreams can come true. Majo has spoken at conferences in Spain, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Argentina and Colombia, among others.

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