TEASER 2019 AND REFLECTION GROUPS 

 

When planning the event, the organizers valued important..."> TEASER 2019 AND REFLECTION GROUPS 

 

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TEASER 2019 AND REFLECTION GROUPS 

 

When planning the event, the organizers valued important themes for women of different generations in Rio de Janeiro. To identify them, they invited women from different regions, backgrounds, ages and areas of expertise to give their opinion on what issues should be addressed.
To discuss issues related to women, Redes da Maré held Teaser WOW, a series of six meetings that occupied different territories of the city with activities in the four dimensions of the Women of the World Festival - dialogues, activism, entrepreneurship and art and culture interventions.
Throughout 2019, women from different places met, debated, participated in experiences, exchanged contacts and impressions at Complexo da Maré and Santa Cruz in Rio de Janeiro, and in the cities of Duque de Caxias, Niterói and Fortaleza.
The idea was to draw attention - until the 2nd edition of WOW, which will take place in November 2020, in Rio de Janeiro - for various topics, related to the contemporary feminine, building bridges for other projects and new possibilities, mobilizing and bringing the women's agenda in a permanent and systematic way.
As a preparation for the 1st edition of WOW Rio, from November 2017 to May 2018, 200 women met in five discussion groups, held in the neighborhoods of Centro, Flamengo, Santa Cruz and Maré. One of the meetings was attended by Judy Kelly, founder of WOW.

See videos and images of the meeting.

In a city with high homicide rates, one of the topics proposed was the losses caused by violence. Another, the need for a realistic, not idealized, look at motherhood. There were those who punctuated the demand for workshops on healthy eating, yoga and meditation. The oppression represented by the obsession with a perfect body; the challenges caused by the aging of the Brazilian population; the objectification of the female body; the aspirations of mature women; new family arrangements; spirituality; early pregnancy, sexuality and consumerism were other issues that were remembered.
The raised topics helped the curatorship - in charge of the Southbank Center and Redes da Maré - to formulate an initial program proposal. In the discussions, phrases from the participants gave the measure of expectation in relation to the event. See some below:

“THE TRUE BREATH OF OUR PLANET IS US, WOMEN. WE ARE THE HEART, WE ARE THE TRUE LIFE. YES, WE MUST HAVE SEVERAL FESTIVALS CELEBRATING WOMEN”.

“THERE WILL BE A LOT OF WOMEN OCCUPYING SPACES, TALKING. WE WILL BE ABLE TO LOOK FACE TO FACE, FEEL THE ENERGY, BE TOGETHER, TALK ABOUT OUR FIGHTS, OUR ACHIEVEMENTS, OUR DEFEATS ... I HOPE THAT IT HAS POLITICS, ART, MUSIC, DANCE, NERD CULTURE, PEOPLE CULTURE, MADE BY WOMEN TO OTHER WOMEN.”

 

“THERE SHALL BE BLACK WOMEN, WHITE WOMEN. MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS. RICH, MIDDLE CLASS AND POOR WOMEN. I THINK EVERYONE TOGHETER CAN BUILD A BETTER WORLD!”

 

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