Initiative presented to name the Wall of Honor of the Yucatan Congress after her
MÉRIDA, Yucatan – The Congress of Yucatan will recognize a Yucatecan woman who fought for the human rights of the women and workers of Kinchil, as the initiative was presented for the Wall of Honor of the Legislative Branch to bear the name of Felipa Poot Tzuc.
The story of this Yucatecan who lived at the beginning of the last century is inspiring for this International Women’s Day, because despite being repressed, abused and even murdered, her legacy and struggle have never lost strength, due to the transcendence of her work with the underprivileged, especially women.
Felipa Poot Tzuc was born in the municipality of Kinchil, on January 14, 1903, to indigenous parents who worked in a hacienda called Santa María.
Living in poverty and in fear of losing her life to the large landowners of the time forged her spirit to not remain silent, nor to lose her life’s desires, …