Sapienza turns green to support migrants
Sapienza has joined the #lanterneverdi campaign launched by Save the Children for the International Migrants Day on December 18. People are invited to light a green lantern in their offices, shops, homes, Christmas trees and "presepi" (traditional Italian nativity scenes) to ask Europe to protect and not reject those fleeing war and poverty.
From Monday, December 20, the Piazzale Aldo Moro main entrance and the Rectorate building's monumental staircase will turn green every evening to join the awareness campaign and ask Europe not to let children, women and men die of cold and hardship at its borders and to return to welcoming people, respecting human rights.
The campaign particularly focuses on migrants stranded in the forested areas on the Belarus-Polish border, where many locals have already mobilised by offering help and lighting green lanterns in their homes as a sign of solidarity.
The awareness campaign promoted by Save the Children, the international organisation that has been fighting for over 100 years to save girls and boys at risk and guarantee them a future, reissues the fairy tale of "The Little Match Girl", a family tale with a bitter ending that has already been written, turning it into an urgent plea to everyone to change its ending together.