La Zubia will dedicate a street to Almudena Grandes the writer, on the initiative of the Local Women's Council which wanted to honor the Madrid author, National Narrative Award who died last November 2021.
In the context of a campaign by the Local Council for Women (13 Rosas Equality Center in La Zubia), the municipal plenary has started the file to change Cartagena's street name to Almudena Grandes. This is part of an effort to increase the number streets and squares that are dedicated to women.
This initiative must now go through the legal process. The vote of the government team (comprised of the PSOE, Ganar La Zubia en Comun, and Izquierda Unida); and the abstentions of PP and Ciudadanos; as well as the vote against Vox.
Almudena Grandes will be the first to use the new street. The Local Council for Women in La Zubia also suggested that Barcelona Street be renamed Clara Campoamor in her honor.
Rebeca Sanchez (City Councilor for Equality), recalls that there is a huge difference in the number of streets and squares dedicated for the memory of female figures and the males.
The Councilor for Equality says that in La Zubia, there are ninety roads with male names, compared with fifteen with female names, and four squares compared with one with a women's name. Through the sculpture of "La Telara", in a central location such as Plaza de la Constitucion, she highlights the exception of visibility given to the memory for women workers in textiles.
Puri Lopez, La Zubia's mayor, says that with the approval of this measure in plenary, "our municipal continues to make progress on equality, increasing street dedications to outstanding women of history such as Clara Campoamor undoubtedly." Almudena Grandes.
The 13 Rosas Equality Center hosted this week, in the framework of the fifth edition 'April thousand Books', a conference by Sergio Berbel Leyva, a lawyer and writer, on the figure Almudena Grandes.