Festival “The roots and the wings” World Refugee Day

19 – 20 June 2019 – Agrigento

The Diocesan Caritas of Agrigento, the Mondoaltro Foundation Onlus, PRISM and Community Foundation of Agrigento and Trapani organize the festival “The roots and wings” in the context of World Refugee Day. The United Nations International Refugee Day is celebrated on June 20 to commemorate the approval in 1951 of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees). Nowadays the festival is a moment of intercultural encounter, reflection, social commitment and hope

Below is the program of activities:

Wednesday 19 June
10:00 – Pirandello literary café
Meeting – testimony with Alganesc Fessaha (doctor, founder of the NGO Gandhi) and Hassan Alì (Cooperante nave Aquarius)
16:00 – Aquaselz (San Leone)
Beach games for children
Beach volleyball for young people
9.00 pm – Aquaselz (San Leone)
Modern Music Orchestra
DJ Set
11.00 pm – Marina
Memory of refugees who died at sea

Thursday 20 June
19:00 – Temenos Space
Apericena “The roots and the wings”
Walls and Borders Review: film screening “Alganesc. A hope on the horizon ”
Alganesc Fessaha (doctor, founder of the NGO Gandhi) spoke

The event is implemented in the frame of the project “MIVA – Migrants’ Integration through Volunteering Activities”, co-funded with support of the “Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund – AMIF” program. The project aims to promote the implementation of interactive activities to enhance the integration of Third Country Nationals’ through their participation in the social and cultural life of the host community, and to foster capacity-building of local communities on successful integration via volunteering and cultural actions.

MIVA Project

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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