After a two-year hiatus due to the covid-19 pandemic, Conectas and Sesc 24 de Maio will stage the Ideas Fair again next weekend, in celebration of International Human Rights Day (December 10). Just like in previous years, the sixth edition of the fair will showcase projects geared towards the promotion and realization of human rights on a wide range of fronts, many of which focus their activities in the outskirts of São Paulo and in the downtown area of the city.
Exhibition tables, audiovisual productions, artwork and photography, in addition to an open class, are highlights of the free program that brings together initiatives from organizations such as Atados, Politize!, Artigo 19 and Redes da Maré, among others.
“The Ideas Fair celebrates International Human Rights Week by exhibiting the strength and vitality of civil society through projects and initiatives with a social impact,” explained Leonardo Medeiros, coordinator of communication and engagement at Conectas Human Rights. “In a context where human rights are still so misunderstood, this event reaffirms the importance of defending fundamental rights, democracy and equality,” he added.
The fair features the exhibition of 19 projects selected by the curation team, which is made up of professionals from Conectas and Sesc, prioritizing those with the greatest potential for interaction and engagement with the public at the event. All the projects are geared towards the promotion of human rights in areas such as migration and asylum, women’s rights, combating contemporary slavery, the prison system and combating racism.
Participating in the event are students, researchers, artists, journalists, independent communicators, non-governmental organizations, social groups and movements, and non-profit organizations in the following categories: Visual arts; Audiovisual (documentary and fiction up to 25 mins); Photography; Social or community initiatives; and Journalism.
One of the highlights of the event will be the open class to be given by Alexya Salvador, a human rights activist and the first trans woman in Latin America to be made a reverend. She will address the topic “Faith and Human Rights” on Saturday, at 3 pm.
The event will take place on December 3 and 4, 2022, from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, at Sesc 24 de Maio (Rua 24 de Maio, 109 – República) in São Paulo.
Faith and Human Rights
Alexya Salvador: trans woman, mother, teacher, reverend and human rights activist
Saturday, 3 pm
ALÉM DAS LENTES (BEYOND THE LENS)
Além das Lentes is a touring cultural project that teaches photography and cinema in socially and culturally disadvantaged places, through “Caderno Criativo” (Creative Sketchbook) workshops in which students create homemade photo albums during classes that they can also write and draw in.
CARRINHO FANTÁSTICO (FANTASY CART) – Cultural Initiative Association
A waste recycling cart takes art, culture and reading material to communities on the urban outskirts.
ATADOS E DIREITOS HUMANOS (KNOTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS)
Knots connect people with opportunities to volunteer in NGOs or social projects.
TENDAS DA CIDADANIA: MIGRAÇÃO, DIVERSIDADE E CULTURA DE PAZ (CITIZENSHIP TENTS: MIGRATION, DIVERSITY AND A CULTURE OF PEACE) – Center for the Human Rights and Citizenship of Immigrants (CDHIC)
The project runs activities in the São Paulo city districts of Brás and Guaianases, with children aged 6 to 12 from migrant communities. It offers recreational and educational activities to promote knowledge about social and human rights, as a way to exercise citizenship and healthily develop emotional qualities; it also promotes cultural appreciation, as a way to combat bullying, prejudice, racism and xenophobia.
SERTÃO PERIFA: CULTURA POPULAR PERIFÉRICA NAS MARGENS (SERTÃO IN THE URBAN OUTSKIRTS – POPULAR NORTHEASTERN CULTURE ON THE FRINGES)
The project organizes activities that seek to give value and visibility to northeastern sertão culture through forró music, poetry and other expressions of popular culture.
LIBERDADES: A EXPERIÊNCIA DE ABRIR E CONSTRUIR CAMINHOS ATRAVÉS DA ARTE, CULTURA E ESCUTA COM MULHERES SOBREVIVENTES DO CÁRCERE (FREEDOM: AN EXPERIMENT IN OPENING AND BUILDING PATHS THROUGH ART, CULTURE AND LISTENING WITH SURVIVORS OF WOMEN’S PRISONS) – Casa Flores
Casa Flores is an NGO dedicated to the resocialization of women who have spent time in prison and their families. One of the key proposals of its work is to present this topic to other audiences and sectors of society. To combat the prejudice, the organization uses art, culture and listening to share the power of these women.
EMERGE POTÊNCIAS DA ECONOMIA CRIATIVA (POWER EMERGES FROM THE CREATIVE ECONOMY) – Emerge Mag
An independent digital magazine on intersectional culture and a creative social impact studio
REVISTA CASA COMUM: UM PROJETO DE COMUNICAÇÃO MULTIPLATAFORMA EM DEFESA DOS DIREITOS HUMANOS E SOCIOAMBIENTAIS (CASA COMUM MAGAZINE: A MULTI-PLATFORM COMMUNICATION PROJECT IN DEFENSE OF HUMAN AND SOCIOENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS) – SEFRAS (Franciscan Solidarity Service)
The Casa Comum magazine is a new multi-platform communication project. It is an initiative by Sefras (Franciscan Solidarity Service), with editorial supervision by the Cais Studio – Public Interest Projects, in conjunction with a number of associations, movements and groups that operate in the country. It is intended to provide a high-quality communication system that can broaden the understanding of different publics on the issues of the human rights and environmental agendas. It also aims to generate knowledge and encourage engagement and social mobilization around topics such as food sovereignty, transforming economies and rights advocacy.
POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS E PROTEÇÃO DE DIREITOS HUMANOS: DIREITO DE QUEM PARA QUEM? (PUBLIC POLICIES AND THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS: WHOSE RIGHT AND FOR WHOM?) – Politize!
The main goal of the project is to convey how the guarantee of public policies guarantees human rights in a series of workshops on politics and democracy, federal, state and municipal legislatures, and on the application of a Public Policy Canvas to address problems for the field of advocacy, in a didactic and simplified way.
DE OLHO NA MARÉ (MARÉ WATCH) – Redes da Maré
De Olho na Maré is a project that, based on its own methodology, monitors violence in the Maré favela complex, in the northern part of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
DEFENDENDO A LIBERDADE DE EXPRESSÃO: EMPODERAMENTO LEGAL PARA COMUNICADORAS, ARTISTAS E JORNALISTAS (DEFENDING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: LEGAL EMPOWERMENT FOR FEMALE COMMUNICATORS, ARTISTS AND JOURNALISTS) – Artigo 19
Legal training for female communicators and artists on freedom of expression, access to information, protection and gender.
PLATAFORMA HUB DA NORTE (HUB PLATFORM OF THE NORTH) – Mudança de Cena
Podcast platform that connects content creators and listeners in the city of São Paulo with the aim of strengthening content production and dissemination networks in the fields of culture, education, science, human rights and right to the city.
JOVEM LÍDER DO FUTURO – MEU VOTO DECIDE (YOUNG LEADER OF THE FUTURE – MY VOTE IS DECISIVE)
Direction: Political Black Youth Organization
Synopsis: Black youth from Belo Horizonte, in the state of Minas Gerais, experience politics in an innovative way and present their opinions about the Future, Democracy and Blackness.
Exhibition and chat: Saturday, December 3, at 11:30 am
PRETA POLÍTICA (BLACK POLITICS)
Direction: Larissa Fulana de Tal – Oxfam Brasil
Synopsis: Ana Beatriz, Jarda and Flávia Hellen are three black women who tell their stories of political participation and facing inequalities.
Exhibition and chat: Saturday, December 3, at 11:30 am
LADO A LADO (SIDE BY SIDE)
Direction: Gleison Mota – Satantango Filmes
Genre: Political drama
Synopsis: Two sides of the same story.
Exhibition and chat: Sunday, December 4, at 11:30 am
MÃES LIVRES (FREE MOTHERS)
Direction: Miguel Angel Herrera – Defense of the Right to a Defense Institute / Forward Films
Synopsis: The film tells stories of motherhood inside and outside of prison through the eyes of five women targeted by the justice system.
Exhibition and chat: Sunday, December 4, at 12:30 pm
MANCHA DE CAFÉ (COFFEE STAIN)
Direction: Marques Casara – Oxfam Brasil
Genre: Investigative Documentary
Synopsis: The short documentary Mancha de Café, made by Oxfam Brasil, examines the working conditions of people who work in the coffee production chain in the state of Minas Gerais. The film was produced by Papel Social with the support of the Rural Workers Alliance of the State of Minas Gerais (ADERE) and is based on the report Mancha de Café that was released in July 2021.
Exhibition and chat: Sunday, December 4, at 4 pm
o dito popular (the popular saying)
Popular expressions written on bread bags spark debate on the daily struggle of the Brazilian population to feed itself.
DANÇA APOCALÍPTICA (APOCALYPTIC DANCE)
The Apocalyptic Dance series was conceived during the pandemic, focusing on the current urgencies of the human experience.