Sapienza for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: literature, art and theatre
On Friday, November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sapienza celebrates the female universe through art, theatre and storytelling. The programme includes the unveiling of five murals dedicated to Virginia Woolf, Elsa Morante, Wisława Szymborska, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Toni Morrison, created by young contemporary artists using paints that release oxygen into the air. The paint used, a patent from the Italian company Airlite, actually produces oxygen: activated by light, it reduces pollutants in the air, just as literature, even when born out of pain, makes the reader's soul and body breathe.
Thoughts and speeches on the theme of gender-based violence will also be presented at the Marco Polo Building's Aula Magna through the stories of women who have experienced the effects of the violence themselves.
In the afternoon, at 3 pm, the Rectorate building's Aula magna will be hosting the show 'Nora - Oltre il silenzio' (Nora - Beyond the silence) directed by Bruno Cariello. The play tells the story of violence and femicide recounted in the book by Amalia Bonagura, whose speech is scheduled at the end of the performance.
At 4.15 pm the show will be followed, again in the Aula Magna, by the panel discussion 'NarrAzioni contro la violenza'.
Sapienza in Movimento students, supported by health professionals, will also contribute to the initiative, information stands on psychophysical wellbeing set up, from 10.30 am, in front of Ciao/Hello. Interested parties can also donate blood and register in the bone marrow donor registry. Information desks for information on temporary GPs will also be set up.
More details on the Italian version of this page.