Support for Oaxaca

Posted on Fri, Sep 22 2017 11:13:00

Dear colleagues in the mathematical sciences community,

In view of the tragic and devastating earthquakes that hit Mexico, I would like to inform you that none of the current BIRS workshops hosted by Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) has been affected, and that all future workshops will be proceeding on schedule. The September 28, 2017 deadline for the submission of proposals for the 2019 BIRS-CMO program remains in effect.

I would also like to call upon you to consider aiding the people of the State of Oaxaca. As you may know, through their support for BIRS-CMO, the people of Oaxaca have welcomed the world’s mathematical sciences community with open arms. With the plans to build a permanent facility under way, they are destined to be our hosts for years to come. I therefore ask you to contribute -- if you can. Here are some of the foundations accepting donations.   

Francisco Toledo’s Foundation, IAGO (Instituto Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca) 

Other foundations are:

1. International Community Foundation(ICF)

2. Global Giving  

3. Red Cross Mexico

4. Unicef Mexico



Nassif Ghoussoub, FRSC, OC
Scientific Director, Banff International Research Station