Dear Mari Carmen Ramirez,
I refer to your email, dated April 5, 2021, whereby you informed me of the decision on behalf of the ICAA and the 2020 Peter C. Marzio Award Jury to rescind the award (“Award”) to my essay of the First Prize in the 2020 Competition for the Peter C. Marzio Award for Outstanding Research in Latin American and Latino Art, as follows:
1. I do emphasize the great honour granted by the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to an academic paper of mine irrespective of any prize.
2. As a respectful suggestion, the ICAA may want to review and clarify the misunderstanding in connection with your decision of rescinding the Award, considering all policies, guidelines, and standards of the ICAA (“ICAA Policies”) applicable the Award.
3. The review of the academic papers by an Award Committee composed of faculty members in the ICAA network of scholars, as opposed to any jury, may be deemed to be subject to the ICAA Policies, even if the Call for Participation failed to make reference to such ICAA Policies.
4. The alleged contravention to the ICAA Policies of respect and tolerance by unidentified writings of myself shall not prevent the free and open conversation encouraged by the ICAA or otherwise abridge the freedom of speech.
I would, of course, love to further discuss this matter with you at your convenience.
Y YA QUE ESTAMOS, ESTE ES MI PODCAST EN EL QUE LANATA CUENTA EL DESPECHO DE ANDREA GIUNTA Y SU DECISIÓN DE INICIAR LA CAMPAÑA DE CANCELACIÓN PARA QUE ME RETIREN EL PETER MARZIO ARWARD DEL MUSEO DE HOUSTON
Y, FINALMENTE, ASÍ PRESENTO LA SEGUNDA EDICIÓN DE MI LIBRO
SUMATE AL PETITORIO PARA LLEGAR A 2500 FIRMAS