Refugee Week from June 17 to June 23 organized by SESC São Paulo

A Different Country

Storytelling presents the challenges Maemi faces when she arrives in an unfamiliar country, where everything and everyone is alien to her, leaving her life “colorless.” Only friendship and absence of prejudice can color your world again. This narration brings together traditional tales from countries that have refugees in Brazil: Venezuela, Senegal and Syria. After the presentation there will be a conversation with a guest in a situation of refuge. This is a presentation by Cia Luarnoar.

Location: Sesc SP – Carmo Unit. R. do Carmo, 147 – Sé, São Paulo – SP, 01019-020. Multiple Use Room 3.
Date: 06/19
Time: 10am
Free event

Congo Music and Dance

On World Refugee Day, the group of young refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo shares experiences and addresses cultural aspects of their roots. The repertoire of Congolese rumba, acapela and zouk, interpreted in African dialects, invites audiences to experience Congolese songs and dances. A presentation of The Chosen.

Location: Sesc SP – Bauru Unit – Av. Aureliano Cardia, 6-71 – Vila Cardia, Bauru – SP, 17013-411. Living area.
Date: 06/06
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free event

City of People

The intervention deals with the issue of the forced displacement of people to other places, leaving behind part of their identity and their affections. During the first half of 2018, the actor Arô Ribeiro attended groups and places of meeting of people in a refuge situation in São Paulo, and collected his reports. The interviewer’s question to the interviewee was: “What did you leave behind?” A presentation of Taturana Group.

Location: Sesc SP – Catanduva. Urban Terminal Dr. Gerson José de Camargo Gabas.
Date: 06/19
Time: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. and 5.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Free event

I Am the Same to You: Refuge and Immigration in Piracicaba

Homeless people and immigrants who sought shelter in Brazil speak about the resumption of their lives and dreams in Piracicaba, after having been forced to leave the places where they were born due to conflicts and human rights violations. With participation of guests from Haiti, Syria and Venezuela.

Location: Sesc SP – Piracicaba Unit. R. Ipiranga, 155 – Centro, Piracicaba – SP, 13400-480
Date: 06/23
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Free event

Arepas – Soy Meat

Carlos Daniel Escalona Barroso is from Maracay, Venezuela. A training journalist, he arrived in Brazil after political persecution and hunger in his country for refusing to participate in a corruption scheme. It has in the food the expression of the revolution. In the activity, the Venezuelan political refugee presents the contemporary cuisine of his country while presenting his trajectory.

Location: Sesc SP – São José dos Campos Unit. Av. Dr. Adhemar de Barros, 999 – Jardim Sao Dimas, São José dos Campos – SP, 12245-010
Date: 27/06
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Free event with on-site passwords that will be distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Video-Letters: Migrant Connections

Through the production of video-letters, the objective of the activity is to broaden the concepts and references on the contemporary migratory issue in its interconnections with Human Rights, culture and technologies. On the last day, a channel from the We Are Migrants on Youtube blog will be created with the participants to make online video cards available. With Karina Quintanilha, Daniel Perseguim and Juan Cusicanki.

Location: Sesc SP – Carmo Unit. R. do Carmo, 147 – Sé, São Paulo – SP, 01019-020. Office Room 2
Date: from 06/06 to 06/06
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Free event

Autographs on Venezuelan Migrations

Launch of the collection that represents the interinstitutional and interdisciplinary effort to understand the Venezuelan Migrations in Brazil and Latin America in the recent period, providing diverse perspectives regarding the complexity expressed by this migratory phenomenon in the 21st century. With Rosana Baeninger, Father Paolo Parise, Victor Del Vecchio and César Augusto Barrios.

Location: Sesc SP – Unit Research and Training Center. R. Dr. Plínio Barreto, 285 – 4º andar – Bela Vista, São Paulo – SP, 01313-020
Date: 06/26
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Free event.

Human Refugees

Formative meetings aimed at educators and educators of the Municipal Education Network, in which experiences, research and knowledge related to refugees and immigrants who have left their countries due to the violation of Human Rights will be shared.

Location: Sesc SP – Consolation Unit. R. Dr. Vila Nova, 245 – Vila Buarque, São Paulo – SP, 01222-020. Omega Room (8th floor).
Date: from 12/06 to 03/07
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (class 1) and 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (class 2)
Free event.


Who Comes From Far Away

Three women accompanied by a musician arrive at the square loaded with a lot of shoes, which will be used to create a map populated by beings who have been displaced from their native land and also from society. The show works the situation of the migrants, immigrants, wandering and wanderers, as well as the paths and instabilities of these beings in movement. A presentation by Cia As Graças.

Location: Sesc SP – Itaquera – Av. Fernando do Espírito Santo Alves de Mattos, 1000 – Itaquera, São Paulo – SP, 08265-045.
Date: 06/29
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Free Event