ACSIM has celebrated the International Day of Human Rights, in the memory of Nelson Mandela.

Corridonia, 10th December 2013

On the occasion of the 53th International Day of Human Rights, ACSIM wanted to remember Nelson Mandela during the last meeting for the exposition “Incroci ed Intrecci”, which took place this morning in the movie theatre “Lanzi” in Corridonia, where there were the young students of IPSIA “F.Corridoni” of Corridonia.

Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1993, was President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 and a representative figure for all the organizations, commited to the fight for social, civil and human rights. The event started quoting the sentence of the historical leader of the anti-apartheid movement, who died the last 5th December: “ Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” In fact, education is one of the fundamental and inalienable rights of human beings, proclaimed by the Universal Declaration of Human Right of ONU, of which the introduction has been read.

The meeting continued with a series of readings of African male and female poets, who, in their works, denounced the violation of human rights because of war and domestic violence. These poetries have been read both in Italian and in the original language by the cultural mediators of ACSIM staff. It went on with the screening of two documentary films: the first, concerning the project “Il diritto della salute è umano”, shows ACSIM’s commitment to the building of two medical devices in Uganda and Nigeria, since many years; the second one “A travel story” deals with the activity of literacy in Italian language in favor of illiterate immigrants, which is carried out by ACSIM in the project PREMIA, co-financed by UE.

The young public has been involved in the exhilarating tribal dance of Senegal, played and entertained by guys of the West-Africa section of ACSIM and by the Senegalese singer Mass Pape, known as “Number One”.

The President of ACSIM, dr Daniel Amanze, participated to the kermesse and underlined how human rights are always a current argument, especially racial and gender discriminations; also the Assessor of the Municipality of Corridonia, the lawyer Massimo Cesca ,who works in Educational and Youth Politics and in Integration Politics, attended, sending the greetings of the Municipal Council and expressing his approval towards the activities, promoted by the Association.