Thirty months of challenges and dreams in the ‘Kalsa’ district of Palermo, which is the real protagonist. The goal of the project “Communinty Sport in Public Space” is to reaffirm people’s rights and build a sense of community around sport.
With the support of the CON IL SUD Foundation, an attempt will be made to systematize the work that the network of partners has been carrying out for several years in Piazza Magione. After several years of collective work in the area, the following orgainzations started the new project: Addiopizzo, Handala, Booq, SEND,VIVI Sano Onlus, Uisp Palermo, Asd Baskin Palermo and Istituto Comprensivo Rita Borsellino, with the support of the Municipality of Palermo.
The goal is to continue to create social spaces that c and experiences through sport.
The inhabitants of the neighborhood will be able to access the most diverse sports activities offered by the partners, for free, and will take part in numerous sporting events such as “Antiracial Mediterranean”, “From the public garden to the square, run with us”, “Run with the Autism”, and will learn about healthy nutrition and healthy and active lifestyles. There will also be participatory planning workshops. Neighborhood residents will be involved in the creation of an open-air gym through fundraising actions and events. Addiopizzo will contribute with crowdfunding campaigns.
For Addiopizzo, this project represents an important opportunity to ensure continuityto the social inclusion work carried out in recent years in the area.
We work with social inclusionactivities in the Kalsa district of Palermo as we believe that it is necessary to focus on prevention and heal the conditions of social discomfort, to support emancipation and liberation from deviance phenomena.
We believe that it is not enough to help and support shopkeepers and entrepreneurs to report the pizzo, when poverty and neglect contribute to feed the widespread illegality and the mafia power system.