"Start the path to clear the name of former councilor Nevenka Fernández". This is the purpose announced by the Councilor for Social Welfare and Equality, Lorena González (Podemos), this morning, at the presentation of the third edition of the Feminist University of Ponferrada (León), organized by the city council of the sixth city of Castilla y Leon and that will take place between Friday and mid-June.
Among the ten scheduled events, there will be a round table dedicated to Nevenka Fernández, who denounced the former mayor, Ismael Álvarez, for harassment. It will be a round table, with the participation of Maribel Sánchez, producer of the documentary «Nevenka»; the former councilor of the PSOE in Ponferrada, Charo Velasco; and the activist Menchu Monteira.
And we want to start the path of clearing the name of the victim and the city council, which has not only been in profile, but has turned its back on this event. The municipal head of Equality has added that from Ponferrada they want to "recognize Nevenka Fernández and that everyone knows the truth, which is the sentence of a judge."
The Feminist University of Ponferrada, a unique activity in this field in Spain, includes a dozen proposals, with cinema, theater and conferences by women experts in various fields. Among them, the intervention of the Government Delegate against Gender Violence, Victoria Rosell, is confirmed.