Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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6 marzo, Giornata europea dei Giusti

Celebrations 2016

The white rose: a story of German fight against nazism

Play inspired by the novel "The White Rose" by Inge Scholl.

When: 20 February 2016, h. 18.30
Where: Cooperativa Edificatrice "Ortica", Milan
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Screening of movie "Al riparo degli alberi" (Shielded by trees)

On European Day of the Righteous, movie "Al riparo degli alberi" by Valentina Arena will be screened in Pavullo, in the province of Modena, where her project started and some scenes were turned The multimedia contents of gariwo.net include a trailer.

When: 2 March 2016, 9 pm
Where: Cinema Mac Mazzieri, Pavullo (MO)
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"Righteous women" in San Giorgio su Legnano

To mark European Day of the Righteous (6 March) and International Women's Day (8 March), the Partisan Association (ANPI) of San Giorgio su Legnano (MI) with the city Council of Culture dedicate an evening to women's Italy. Author Alida Ardemagni will lead the audience through a pathway across 70 female figures who have honoured our country in the world.

When: 4 March 2016, 9 pm
Where: Sala Consiliare Giacomo Bassi, San Giorgio su Legnano (MI)

Learning from the Righteous

“Learning from the Righteous” is a collaborative project between author and educationalist Antony Lishak and The UK Polish Embassy, involving over 300 children in UK-based Jewish schools and Saturday Polish Schools. The project will culminate in an exhibition of the children’s work to be presented at the Embassy on 6th March 2016.

When: 6 March 2016
Where: UK Polish Embassy, London
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We For Women Marathon

Sunday 6 March 2016 re-edition of We for Wo-men Marathon, footrace from Milan to the park of Monza. The 2016 edition includes, besides the Milan-Monza  track (21,097 km), also the walking race to 42,095 km and the non-competitive marches of 10 and 5 km. The goal is that of offering a day of sport and wellbeing to make people aware of the violence against women and in favour of gender equality.

When: 6 March 2016
Where: Milano - Monza
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The European Day of the Righteous in Assisi

Assisi celebrates the European Day of the Righteous with a visit in the Garden of the Righteous with Mons. Domenico Sorrentino, the Mayor Antonio Lunghi and the President of Associazione Italia Israele Perugia Maria Luciana Buseghin.

When: 6 March 2016, 10.00
Where: Garden of Righteous - Assisi
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Unveiling of the Garden of the Righteous in Rome

The Italian capital is preparing to host a new Garden of the Righteous at Villa Pamphilj. The Garden has been created by Rome City Council with the collaboration of Gariwo, which will be represented during the ceremony by Anna Foa

When: 6 March 2016, h. 10.30
Where: Villa Pamphilj, Rome

Ceremony "A tree for Khaled"

Ceremony for the European Day of the Righteous at the Garden of the Righteous in Rimini, with the dedication of a tree to Khaled al-Asaad

When: 6 March 2016, h. 11.30
Where: XXV April Park - Tiberio bridge side, Rimini
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Inauguration of graffiti dedicated to Khaled al-Asaad

Inauguration of graffiti dedicated to Khaled al-Asaad, the "keeper" of Palmyra who was honored with a tree and a memorial stone in the Garden of the Righteous of Milan on 18 November 2015.

When: 6 March 2016, 15.00
Where: Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan

Concert of classical music in Agrigento

Celebrations of European Day of the Righteous 2016 include a concert of classical music held by Accademia di Studi Mediterranei of Agrigento in cooperation with the Prefect of Agrigento and the Provincial Education Authority of Agrigento.

When: 6 March 2016, 5.30 pm
Where: Museo Archeologico Regionale, Agrigento

The memory of Good, from the Holocaust to Rwanda

Bene Rwanda Onlus, together with Gariwo organizes a meeting to remember who fought against evil. With Anna Foa, Yolande Mukagasana, Milena Santerini and Enrico Calamai.

When: 6 March 2016, 17.00
Where: Città dell'Altra Economia, Rome
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A concert for the Righteous

Maestro Gaetano Liguori introduces his composition Music for the Righteous. Reading by the actress Sonia Bergamasco.

When: 6 March, 18.00
Where: Palazzo Marino, Milan

European Day of the Righteous in Warsaw

During the event the names of the new Righteous of 2016 will be unveiled and testimonies will be read by Julia Kijowska, Maja Komorowska and Olgierd Lukaszewicz. Moreover, there will be a concert by Lukasz Krupinski and Stanislaw Drzewiecki.

When: 6 March 2016, h. 19.00
Where: Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Day of the Righteous in Benevento

At the presence of the Mayor Fausto Pepe, Prof. Felice Casucci of University of Sannio, Sofia de Vergotinni, wife to the diplomat Tomaso de Vergottini, the ambassador Emilio Barbarani. Enza Nunziato, journalist, will present the event. During the ceremony a concert will be held, directed by Maestro Serguk Casale with students of the Conservatory "Nicola Sale". Moreover, two trees will be dedicated to the diplomat Tomaso de Vergottini and Suruc Martyrs. 

When: 7 March 2016, h. 10.30
Where: Palazzo Mosti, Benevento

Achievements and defeats in the legislation concerning women’s condition in the world

International meeting with Elisabetta Rosaspina, Corriere della Sera envoy; Milena Santerini, Member of the Italian Chamber of deputies and professor at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan; Livia Pomodoro, former President of the Tribunal of Milan; the “Righteous women” Flavia Agnes, Halima Bashir, Vian Dakhil, Sonita Alizadeh, Cecilia De Vincenti.

When: 7 March 2016, 15.30
Where: Palazzo Marino, Milan

Theatrical show "Rwanda"

Inquiry-show that recounts some of the most important events that stained with blood the country of Rwanda during genocide in 1994.  The show will close with a discussion coordinated by Patrizia Di Luca, Director of the Research Center on Emigration of the Università di San Marino, and Fabio Cassanelli, person in charge of the Memory Education Activities.

When: 7 March 2016, 9 pm
Where: Teatro degli Atti, Rimini
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Round table and tree planting in Agrigento

Round table in the presence of the authorities, with remarks by Luisa Turco, Father Francesco Michele Stabile and Father Giuseppe Livatino,who will remember the Righteous figures of Father Pino Puglisi and Justice Rosario Livatino,victim of the mafia, who will be honoured in a solemn ceremony of dedication of a tree at the Garden of the Righteous of the Sicilian town of Agrigento.

When: 7 March, 9.30 am
Where: Collina della Via Sacra dei Templi, Agrigento

Public meeting and ceremony for the dedication of a new tree

Public meeting with the presence of authorities, speeches by Luisa Turco, Father Francesco Michele Stabile and Father Giuseppe Livatino, who will talk about Father Pino Puglisi and judge Rosario Livatino, killed by mafia, who will be honoured with a solemn ceremony for the dedication of a new tree at the Garden of the Righteous of Agrigento

When: 7 March 2016, h. 9.30
Where: Hill at the Via Sacra dei Templi, Agrigento

The moral and civil resistance of women for their dignity, a universal heritage

Dedication of a tree and a stone to: Flavia Agnes, lawyer, women’s rights activist in India; Halima Bashir, doctor from Darfur helping the women victims to violence; Vian Dakhil, Yazidi Member of the Iraqi Parliament; Sonita Alizadeh, Afghan rapper against the practice of child brides; Azucena Villaflor, representing the Madres de Plaza de Mayo; Felicia Impastato, mother to Peppino, murdered by the mafia in Palermo. With Giuliano Pisapia, Mayor of Milan and President of the Associazione Giardino dei Giusti, Basilio Rizzo, President of the City Council of Milan, Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo Chairman, Giorgio Mortara, UCEI delegate, the Righteous and their relatives. 

When: 8 March 2016, 11.00
Where: Garden of the Righteous of Milan

Conference "Refugee Crisis: WW2 and today, differences and similarities"

The celebrations for the European Day of the Righteous 2016 in Prague opens with a conference trying to reflect about differences and points in common between the refugee crisis during the Second World War and the problems countries have to face in the world of today.

When: 8 March 2016, h. 16.00
Where: Anglo-American University of Prague
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Concert "Komitas/Sahakiants: liturgy for strings"

The Italian Institute of Culture in Prague, for the European Day of the Righteous, will host a string concert played by the Charles University Orchestra directed by the conductor Haig Utidjian.

When: 8 March 2016, h. 20.15
Where: Italian Institute of Culture, Prague
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European Day of the Righteous in Arco (TN)

A whole day dedicated to the Righteous in Arco, province of Trento. 

8 am: Meeting with the fifth elementary class of Arco, in the presence of Anna Maria Samuelli, Gariwo Teaching Commission

3 pm: Ceremony of planting of a tree at the Garden of Peace (Giardino della Pace)

8.30 pm: Meeting with the citizens and presentation of Gariwo project. Followed by screening of movie "The lark farm"

When: 21 April 2016, from 8 am
Where: Giardino della Pace, Arco (TN)

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