Patriotic convictions of Aurelia Castillo de González stand out in Camagüey (+ Photos)Publicado: agosto 9, 2020
By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol
Camagüey, Cuba, Aug 7.- The Camagüey writer Aurelia Castillo de González stands out for her patriotic convictions and for being ahead of her time, highlighted in the City of Los Tinajones the master’s degree in science María del Carmen Pontón.
The also director of the Carlos J. Finlay House Museum, added that one of the most notable Cuban intellectuals of the 21st century, who died in Camagüey, on August 6, 1920, not only spoke out against black slavery but also against women, victim of submission.
Aurelia asserted that the family was poorly constituted: “Until now, women have been the left hand of humanity. Let’s hope that humanity will be ambidextrous one day, ”the website of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) publishes in a review.
Aurelia Castillo de González expressed in her texts her thinking about education and defended the idea that training should start from the home, where a series of values is constituted, without minimizing the performance of the school. It also urged the preparation of women and the creation of institutions where women learn to be mothers.
María del Carmen emphasized that “the author of books such as Fables came to suggest what those houses should be called: Casas Cornelia, taking as an example and a tribute to the Roman mother who knew how to train the Gracos brothers, refused even a royal crown for not abandon the consecration of their children and if they could end their existence and covered it after the great glory of being good people ”.
He reasoned that the Casas Cornelia can be seen as the forerunner home schools that were created in Cuba. She defended, coined, the female figure above all things. “But she does not defend them without elements, but based precisely on arguments that many did not dare to give”.
Aurelia Castillo de González performed dissimilar responsibilities: president of the Huérfanos de la Patria asylum (founded after the war of independence) and vice president and treasurer of the Cuban Labor Society (1901 to 1907) with the aim of helping women. (Photos by the author)(Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)