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The Righteous of dialogue: meeting the diversities to defeat hate

Dedication of a tree and a stone to Hamadi ben Abdesslem, Lassana Bathily, Pinar Selek, Raif Badawi and Etty Hillesum. With the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, the Minister of Education Valeria Fedeli, the President of Milan City Council Lamberto Bertolè, the President of Gariwo Gabriele Nissim, the Vice President UCEI Giorgio Mortara, Piotr Jakubowski from the Garden of the Righteous of Warsaw, Riccardo Noury, spokesman of Amnesty International Italy to represent Raif Badawi and Klaas Smelik, Director of the Research Center Etty Hillesum to represent Etty Hillesum.

15 March 2017

Gariwo, the gardens of the Righteous

a non-profit organization in the service of memory

Gariwo's aim is to heighten awareness and interest in the figures and the tales of the Righteous, women and men who fought and are still fighting in defense of human dignity. 
It has been active since 1999 but it was officially set up in 2001 as Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide Committee-Gariwo and in 2009 it became a non-profit organization. It is chaired by Gabriele Nissim.

In 2003 was born the Garden of the Righteous worldwide at Monte Stella Hill in Milan, which since 2008 is run by the Association for the Garden of the Righteous - formed by Gariwo, the Municipality of Milan and the Union of Italian Jewish Communities.

In 2012, after Gariwo's call, the European Parliament established the European Day of the Righteous - 6 March. In 2017 Italy has been the first country to recognize this recurrence as a civil feast, establishing the Day of the Righteous of the Humanity.

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