PEACE VILLAGE 2020

 

On Tuesday, November 17th, 2020, the “Peace Village” will take place at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano: the didactic day on the themes of peace dedicated to schools in Ticino. The Peace Village is part of the “Peace World Forum” event which this year reaches its important tenth edition.

Because of the uncertain situation due to the pandemic, the Committee of the Culture Ticino Network Association of Lugano has decided to set a reserve date if it is not possible to hold the event during the month of November. Please take note of this date as well: Monday, March8th, 2021.

The day, held in collaboration with other associations and professionals in the sector, who will make their experience available, will see 9 Workshops on humanitarian topics, peace and respect for human beings, animals and the environment.
During the day there will be two rounds of Workshops; from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 16:00.

Given the uncertain situation of this year’s pandemic, we are also considering the possibility of maintaining the usual “Solidarity Maccheronata” during the lunch break.

We want to thank for the important collaboration: the Croce Rossa Svizzera Sezione del Sottoceneri;  the Accademia della Resilienza; the Associazione Viadellagioia, the Associazione Save the Children, Mrs. Kindler of the Associazione ASSEFA, the Associazione Ponti di Speranza, the Associazione Forza Rescue Dog and Mrs. Suzanne Palermo, illustrator and author for children.

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM OF THE EVENT

At 8:45 am: Reception of school groups at the Palazzo dei Congressi

From 9:00 am to 9:30 am: Official opening of the 10th Peace World Forum with the participation of renowned guests and the welcome greeting of our President Margherita Maffeis.

From 9:45 am to 12:00 pm: First Workshops Round

From 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Lunch Break – Solidarity Maccheronata

From 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm: Second Workshops Round

 

The Culture Ticino Network Association is pleased to present the following workshops at the Peace Village:

Workshop 1

PEACE AS AN ENGINE OF SOLIDARITY

By Margherita Maffeis, Culture Ticino Network President and Founder and Honorary Consul of Philippines in Ticino

This Workshop want to deepen three main topics: the first one is related to the right to have an appropriate nutrition, the second one is related to the right to have access to a good education and the last one is related to the right to live in a clean environment. All these topics will be examined through a Swiss and a Philippines point of view, where Culture Ticino Network Association operate.

Download the workshop 1 description sheet HERE

 

Workshop 2

MEDITATING TO BRING PEACE TO THE FAMILY AND THE WORLD

By Elisa Maiorano Driussi, Accademia della Resilienza

The workshop aims to make people understand and experience the task of meditation in developing Peace within each of us.

Download the workshop 2 description sheet HERE

 

Workshop 3

REDISCOVER THE SOUL WITH THE ASSEFA CULTURE IN TAMIL NADU

By Katharina Kindler, ASSEFA Association

The proposed workshop will be articulated in an interaction of images and videos that, through real examples, wants to bring out the true meaning of Indian culture starting from the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.

Download the workshop 3 description sheet HERE

 

Workshop 4

PEACE ON THE RED CARPET OF RED CROSS

By Paola De Gaudenzi Taiana, head of the centre, in collaboration with the Spazio Famiglie di Croce Rossa Svizzera Sezione del Sottoceneri

The proposed activity aims to address the issue of peace and common conflict resolution through theatre and staging.

Download the workshop 4 description sheet HERE

 

Workshop 5

PEACE AND SOLIDARITY, EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE LITTLE

By Ponti di Speranza Association

Through the workshop we want to make the participants aware that each of us, big or small, can contribute to the realization of peace and solidarity.

Download the workshop 5 description sheet HERE

 

Workshop 6

THE BIRTH OF THE CHILD’S RIGHTS : “THE FAVOURITE INDIVIDUAL RIGHT”

By Save the Children

The aim of the workshop is to introduce participants to the Child’s Rights. They will also discover that these rights affect all people and that they were born and co-developed in Switzerland.
The pupils will realize that each person is able to contribute in some way to the promotion of the Child’s Rights and to support them.

Download the workshop 6 description sheet HERE

 

Workshop 7

PEACE: PATH OF LIFE

By Suzanne Palermo Carenini, illustrator and author with the participation of Pinuccia Soffientini, music-therapist

The workshop elaborates a basic concept: Peace is a path of life. We are a star and we can make our light shine. We create peace.

Download the workshop 7 description sheet HERE

 

Workshop 8

“LEO AND HIS FAMILY”

By Nicla Fumasoli and Sofia Zanona of Viadellagioia Association

Through the workshop we would like to present the special story of Leo and his big family. We will see together how many and what difficulties this Togolese child has to face in everyday life, together with his acquired siblings, and we will show how they form a beautiful big community.

Download the workshop 8 description sheet HERE

 

Workshop 9

I COMMUNICATE WITH MY FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS!

By Stephanie Castiglioni, Forza Rescue Dog Association

By now dogs have adapted to live with us and partly understand our language, but we must always remember that for them body language is the preferred channel. We learn to communicate in order to build the right relationship with the dog and for a safe coexistence for both of us.

Download the workshop 9 description sheet HERE