MAY 4-6, 2018 – CITTÀ DELL’ALTRA ECONOMIA, ROME
PENSARE MIGRANTE is a three day event organized by Baobab Experience, an organization that since 2016 has sought to sensitize and involve citizens on the theme of migration, and offers a chance of meeting and exchange between Italian and international activists who deal with reception.
The three days are divided between exhibitions, film projections, fun and educational activities for schools, food, a foosball tournament, music and debates.
PENSARE MIGRANTE means changing perspectives, considering the protection of human rights and the concrete and possible implications, in security, the social and economic development of the community, instruments of dialogue and inclusion from the bottom up.
The film projections and debates of this third edition, as for previous editions, will be divided into panels, which in the past years have seen participants, activists such as Cédric Herrou, Don Giusto (parish priest of Como), representatives of associations from Ventimiglia and Bolzano , journalists and writers of great sensitivity, such as Giuliano Santoro, Lorenzo Declich and Alessandro Leogrande.
The first time we organized the event, in 2015, there were three people sleeping on the street. We had more time and less responsibility. This year has been tough. Today there are more than 150 people forced to sleep in tents at Piazzale Maslax. It was a difficult winter. We saw the tents covered in snow and the walls around the camp invaded by swastikas; we consoled boys sent back to Italy from other European countries and those who have waited months for reception at the immigration office.
When we began to feel tired and demoralized, we saw this abandoned square behind Tiburtina station continue to come alive with new and already known faces; we saw cars coming and going with donations; we saw the amazed look on the faces of people who saw the camp for the first time and the continuous exchange between people from different places.
We have found the strength to go on and continue to change the order of things.
So, among a thousand difficulties, here is the third edition of PENSARE MIGRANTE.
A very important moment for us, to support the daily work of solidarity and sharing, three days of broader reflection on everything that having to migrate today means.
We await you from May 4- 6, at the Città dell’Altra Economia, with PENSARE MIGRANTE to bring the beat back to the heart of Rome along with debates on the freedom of movement, new frontiers, humanity on the run and thoughts on hospitality and inclusion in a community, ours, that appears to steadily distance itself from the values of solidarity and mutualism.
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