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Dan Acher

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2017

Switzerland
Dan Acher is using creative placemaking to combat the isolation and separation between urban residents and build a shared sense of belonging. In doing so, he encourages citizen ownership of public spaces and invites residents to take responsibility for their city, ultimately leading to a more active... Lire la suite
Maria Aparecida Silva Bento ("Cida") established a center to work with labor unions, employers and the government to help them recognize racism and promote equal opportunity. Her effectiveness results from a unique combination of high technical competence and close philosophical and actual affinity... Lire la suite

Vincent Carelli

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2009

Brazil
Brazil's more than 200 indigenous peoples are largely voiceless and suffer from the country's worst living conditions. They are often perceived by mainstream society as unusual, primitive, or violent. Vincent Carelli battles such prejudice and discrimination with Video in the Villages, a program... Lire la suite

Rui Barbosa da Rocha

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2008

Brazil
Tourism is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it brings people and business to economically starved regions, creating jobs and wealth. On the other, much of that wealth is concentrated in the hands of business owners and comes at the expense of severe environmental and cultural degradation. Rui... Lire la suite

Regina dos Santos

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2001

Brazil
To combat racism in Brazil, Regina dos Santos is using her training and experience in Black History to increase the participation of black people in television and other visual arts. Lire la suite

Rebeca Duarte

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2005

Brazil
Rebeca Duarte is combating the pervasive yet veiled racism in Brazilian society by reforming a judicial culture that impairs enforcement of existing anti-discriminatory legislation. Working with lawyers, judges, police officers, prosecutors, victims, and civil rights groups alike to better utilize... Lire la suite
Jussara Gruber is helping the Ticuna indigenous people in Amazonas State to establish stronger identity and self-respect by organizing an ethnographic Museum reflecting the Ticuna's own priorities. The Museum she has established serves as an important tool for helping the Ticuna defend their culture... Lire la suite

Samuel Grzybowski

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2016

France

ENCOURAGER UNE NOUVELLE MANIÈRE DE GÉRER LA DIVERSITÉ CONVICTIONNELLE AU SEIN DE LA SOCIÉTÉ, EN DÉVELOPPEMENT L'IDÉE DE "COEXISTENCE ACTIVE"

 


IDEE

Face à la montée des tensions interreligieuses et de l’intolérance en France et en Europe, Samuel Grzybowski développe avec Coexister...

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Márcio José Brando Santilli

Ashoka Fellow since nov 1989

Brazil
Years before international media showed the world shocking images of Amazon Indians suffering and dying from contact with white invaders, Marcio Santilli, 35, has championed indigenous peoples' rights in Brazil. That is why as a federal deputy he was named to the congressional commission on Indian... Lire la suite

Maria Amélia Leite

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2008

Brazil
Maria Amélia Leite helps indigenous groups to reclaim and value their cultural identity, to join together as a politically powerful indigenous movement, and to defend their rights to land and public services. Lire la suite