PROGRAM

 

“PEACE IN THE HEART OF HUMAN RIGHTS”

Culture Ticino Network Association is pleased to invite you to the ninth edition of the World Peace Forum, the important annual appointment with the aim of becoming aware of PEACE and fundamental human rights among people. The Forum will consist of 6 important events and will welcome renowned guests, artists, authorities and numerous associations. Participants will be involved in various activities through workshops, moments of solidarity entertainment and the development of concrete future actions in favour of the safety of the environment. The foundraising will support the association’s projects in Ticino and in the Philippines.

We are also pleased to inform you that the World Peace Forum has received important patronage and supports also this year: including Città di Lugano, the DSS of Canton Ticino (Info Famiglie), the Swiss Forum for interreligious and intercultural dialogue and the gruppo20novembre on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Right of the Child.


Monday, November 11th 2019, from 8.45 am to 4.00 pm – “THE PEACE VILLAGE” at Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano.

Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano will host for a whole day all the guys of the primary, middle, professional and high schools in Ticino who will register to participate at the “Peace Village” during which  there will be various workshops dedicated to the theme of “PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS”.

There will be two turns of workshops, respectively in the morning (from 9:00 to 12:00) and in the afternoon (from 13:30 to 16:00). As every year, during the lunch break (from 12:00 to 13:30), the “Charity lunch” will be offered to all the participants, organized in collaboration with Mr. Gadina of the Lugano Carnival Association.

The workshops, in which students will participate, will be a total of eleven and will be held by experts in the field, non-profit Associations and Foundations of the territory. The representatives of international and Ticino associations will make their practical experience in humanitarian aids available through workshops that will actively involve the guys. There will be also two new locations dedicated to the right of the child and to interreligious and intercultural dialogue.

We would like to thank for the important collaboration the following associations: Via della Gioia, Ponti di Speranza, Futuro e Speranza, COOPI Suisse, Amnesty Ticino, Amici dell’Ecuador, Forum svizzero per il Dialogo Interreligioso e Interculturale, Forza Rescue Dog and Mrs. Suzanne Palermo.

The schedule of the event is the following:

At 8:45 a.m.: Schools reception at Palazzo dei Congressi.

From 9 a.m. to 9:30 /9:40 a.m.: official inauguration of the 9th  World Peace Forum, with the participation of well-known guests. Welcome speech held by Mrs. Maffeis, President and Founder of Culture Ticino Network Association, and by Roberto Badaracco, the Municipality of the City of Lugano. There will be a musical performance with the school choir of Bellinzona 2, curated by Thomas Guggia, and the Tesserete choir, curated by Valentina Londino.

From 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.: first turn of workshop.

From 12 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: lunch break – Charity lunch.

From 1.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.: second turn of workshop.

IMPORTANT: ENROLLMENTS TO THE PEACE VILLAGE ARE OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 20th! TO REGISTER AND DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM CLICK HERE!


Saturday, November 16th 2019 from 7.00 pm at the SuitenHotel Parco Paradiso in Lugano: Special solidarity evening dedicated to Peace and the Philippines!

At the renowned Suitenhotel Parco Paradiso of Paradiso there will be a special Gala Evening, to which, as every year, important guests and authorities will intervene.

From 7.00 p.m. a rich aperitif with local delights will be served. The Gala Solidarity Dinner will boast an excellent rich menu prepared by the chef de cuisine Christian Casati and his staff.

The musical entertainment will be curated by the talented singer Umberto Alongi and his band, which will delight us with the best Italian songs. The sponsor of the evening will be Maristella Polli, an ex-journalist of RSI.

We invite you to participate and register by calling +41 91 922 95 18 or by sending an email to info@culture-ti.net!

[CLICK HERE] to download the flyer of the event


Thursday, November 21th 2019, 6.00 pm Round table and solidarity dinner at the Multi-Purpose hall of the Evangelical Church in Lugano, entitled: The violation of human rights: Let’s talk together!

You are strongly invited to this special evening dedicated to human rights, which has received the important patronage of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Swiss Forum for interreligious and intercultural dialogue. The speakers will be Prof. Paolo Naso, professor at the Sapienza University and at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, and Mrs. Roberta Wullschleger, philosopher and collaborator of Pro Juventute in Ticino. The event will be moderated by Giuseppe La Torre, president of the Swiss Forum for interreligious and intercultural dialogue. During the evening, our president Margherita Maffeis will present the projects that our Association Culture Ticino Network supports in Ticino and in the Philippines. At the end of the evening, will follow a solidarity dinner with Filipino specialties. For registration and more information: tel. 091 922 95 18.

[CLICK HERE] to download the flyer of the event


Sunday, November 24th 2019, 4.00 pm at Lo Studio Foce: Solidarity Concert “ARTISTS FOR PEACE”!

Don’t miss this extraordinary solidarity show for the whole family!

Internationally renowned artists will perform, such as a very successful Italian-Ticino singer-songwriter Umberto Alongi, the winner of the Swiss Music Grand Prize 2019 Marco Zappa and the famous singer and songwriter Rino Dilugano, who, through their music, would like to communicate a universal message of peace and solidarity, which gets straight to people’s hearts.

As the sponsor of the event, we will have Maristella Polli, a public figure on the Ticino scene and Lucia Bramieri as a guest of honor, a famous TV personality in the Italian show business.

Entry for children up to 6 years is free. The ticket price for children aged 7 to 12 is 10 CHF, for guys aged 13 to 18 is 15 CHF and for adults is 25 CHF.

The funds raised will go to support projects of the Culture Ticino Network Association of Lugano in Ticino and to help the poorest and most needy children and families in the Philippines. The presale is open right now! Call 091 922 95 18 to book your ticket!

[CLICK HERE] to download the flyer of the event


Sunday, December 1st 2019 at 3.30 pm, at the Multi-Purpose hall of Paradiso – Solidarity Show “DANCES AND SURPRISES FOR PEACE”

In the suggestive Sala Multiuso of Paradiso, it can be possible to participate at this beautiful solidarity event.

The show will be cheered by the group Free Beat with an hip-hop performance, by Eva Vicente and the Country Smile group with a country dance performance and by Mattia Minelli with his magic show and a demonstration of his skills of “mind reading” and much more.

Sponsor of the event will be Maristella Polli, a public figure on the Ticino scene.

Entry for children up to 6 years is free. The ticket price for children aged 7 to 12 is 10 CHF, for guys aged 13 to 18 is 15 CHF and for adults is 20 CHF.

The funds raised will go to support projects of the Culture Ticino Network Association of Lugano in Ticino and to help the poorest and most needy children and families in the Philippines. Call 091 922 95 18 to book your ticket!

[CLICK HERE] to download the flyer of the event


Saturday, December 7th 2019, from 1.30pm to 6.00pm, at the Multi-Purpose hall UBS in Manno LABORATORY OF IDEAS: HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CLIMATE CHANGE.

 The health of the biosphere and the integrity of the Earth system have a direct impact on the protection of human rights.

Climate change directly affects the lives of the poorest, weakest, most vulnerable and in particular the youngest population. Therefore, to solve this problem it is necessary to act on all fronts and then make changes at all levels, starting also from our daily life and making young people aware of the theme of climate change with a targeted information.

We wait for you at this laboratory of ideas, during which students, professors, associations and municipal people will discuss in group the issues of environment and climate, bringing to light the problems and possible solutions to be taken during 2020. To download the event program, click here.


Thursday, December 12th 2019, from 8.00 pm at Sant’Antonio’s Church in Lugano: “SOLIDARITY CONCERT FOR PEACE”

The ninth edition of the World Peace Forum will end with a solidarity concert that will immerse us in the spirit of Christmas. “Canterini di Lugano”, le “Voci di Canobbio” and “la Società Filarmonica di Agno” will perform for peace and solidarity in the world, giving a unique and unforgettable atmosphere that will cheer your soul.

Participation is on a free offer. The funds raised during the event will support the projects of the Association in Ticino and the Philippines.

We wait for you!