Everyday courage. On the 28th anniversary of the Capaci Bombing, a special day dedicated to our everyday heroes (May 23)
Sapienza University, in collaboration with Sapienza in Movimento, is taking part in the initiative organised by Fondazione Falcone (Falcone Foundation) to commemorate the victims of Capaci and Via D'Amelio mafia massacres. This day will be dedicated to the bravery of those Italians who served the country during one of the most dramatic moments in its recent history.
On Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 6 pm, take part in the national flashmob: hang a bed sheet or a white cloth from your window or balcony and share your pictures through your social channels. Use the hashtags #fondazionefalcone, #ilcoraggiodiognigiorno, #PalermoChiamaItalia, #23maggio2020, #ilmiobalconeèunapiazza, #sapienzauniversitàdiroma and tag @sapienzaroma as a symbol of unity against organised crime.
The bed sheet also represents a symbol of gratitude for our medical doctors, nurses, Civil Protection volunteers, pharmacists, workers, shop assistants, young drivers, law enforcement, and for everyone else who have been working hard to help our country during the medical emergency allowing all of us to stay safe at home.
Rector Eugenio Gaudio has invited all our students and staff to participate in the event actively. The Rector's video message (in Italian)
Student associations "Sapienza in Movimento" and "Link Sapienza" have also shared their video messages to promote the flashmob
During the event, our Rector, together with a small student delegation, will pay tribute to the “Albero della legalità”, the Tree of Legality, the maple tree Sapienza planted on May 23, 2019, at the Marco Polo Building, dedicated to the Italian magistrates Falcone and Borsellino. The "Sapienza in Movimento" association will livestream the event on its social media channels. Facebook Sapienza in Movimento Instagram Sapienza in Movimento
The remembrance event of the mafia bombings and massacres, which took place in 1992, has been promoted, since 2002, by the Ministry of Education (MI) and Fondazione Falcone (Falcone Foundation). It is part of a bigger project promoted by the Ministry of Education to support educational activities in schools aimed at a culture of legality and respect and responsible, active citizenship. #PalermoChiamaItalia #PalermoCallsItaly also exists thanks to the active collaboration of Polizia di Stato (Italian Police), Arma dei Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza (Italian finance police). The event, in the last few years, has welcomed important agreements with the Italian National Anti-Corruption Authority (Anac), the National Anti-Mafia and Anti-Terrorism Public Prosecution Office, the Superior Council of Judiciary (Csm), and the National Association of Magistrates (Anm).