Posts tagged leadership
José Luiz da Silva Soares, known as Luiz Soares, is the Social Mediator at the Manguinhos Park Library. Luiz is 41 years old, was born in Tijuca, and lived in various neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro before moving to the Complexo de Manguinhos favela in the North Zone of Rio in 1995. As he was already an adult, it was a big change in his life. Despite this, Luiz never left. “The good things we see in the favela are solidarity, friendship, union—this is really cool, this is priceless,” he says.
He started to become involved in social work in several communities More >
From December 8 to 10, international leaders from public, private, and civil society sectors came together in Rio de Janeiro for the Clinton Global Initiative Latin America conference. The focus was on efforts to advance the region’s social and economic progress with sessions on developing human capacity, designing for green growth and harnessing technology and innovation. To an audience primarily of Brazilian politicians, business and civil society leaders, and with Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes and Governor Sérgio Cabral both on stage with him, former US President Bill Clinton made his speech, here transcribed, calling for creative cooperation across sectors to tackle More >
August 9, 2013–In a meeting today, the second in one week with residents and supporters of the community, Mayor Eduardo Paes agreed to the permanence of Vila Autódromo, a favela that has been creatively and doggedly resisting since its imminent eviction was announced by the Mayor, through the media, the night Rio de Janeiro won the 2016 Olympic bid in October 2009.
The Association of Residents, Fishermen, and Friends of Vila Autódromo (AMPAVA) released this public note:
After years of resistance and struggle, Vila Autódromo achieved a commitment from the Mayor: Vila Autódromo and its residents will not be removed.
The Residents’ Association More >
For the original by Fabíola Gerbase in Portuguese on O Globo click here.
One of the founders of Observatório de Favelas (Favela Observatory) in Maré, the geographer, educator and social activist Jailson de Souza e Silva accumulates publications and projects in his quest to build a new perspective on popular communities.
Rio–A man with an easy smile, Jailson de Souza e Silva didn’t feel at ease when asked to produce it a few times last Wednesday afternoon, July 7. While posing for photos for this story at the entrance of the Observatório de Favelas (Favela Observatory), a civil organization he created with friend Jorge More >
Sunday, June 30, 2013–While the Brazilian national soccer team prepared for the final match of the Confederations Cup, the World Cup and Olympics Popular Committee organized a mass demonstration against forced evictions of Rio de Janeiro’s communities and the privatization of Maracanã Stadium. The morning demonstration began in Plaza Saens Pena, located 2 km away from Maracanã Stadium and ended in Plaza Saint Francisco Xavier. Although there was heavy police presence the demonstration was peaceful and festive throughout, garnering support from residents of the Tijuca neighborhood as protesters marched through. Sunday’s protest, similar to the People’s Cup organized June 15, provided a symbolic counterpoint More >