Category: Active Citizenship

Humanitas360 inaugurates social cooperative in São Luís women’s prison unit
03/09/202003/09/2020
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Humanitas360 inaugurates social cooperative in São Luís women’s prison unit

The Humanitas360 Institute inaugurated last Wednesday (August 26th) morning the Cuxá Cooperative, an initiative that will encourage social entrepreneurship among imprisoned women in Pedrinhas (the São Luís Women’s Prison Unit). The project is a partnership formed with the Government of Maranhão, through the State Penitentiary Administration Office (SEAP-MA) and the National Justice Council of Brazil...

Lili Cooperative women open digital bank accounts
17/08/202019/08/2020
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Lili Cooperative women open digital bank accounts

The women formerly enrolled in the Humanitas 360 Institute’s Entrepreneurship Behind and Beyond Bars Programs took an important step towards technology access and financial independence. Each one of the Lili Cooperative members now has its own digital bank account, allowing them direct access and management of their earnings from the sale of products and from...

Cannabis industry regulation should include reparation for people arrested for non-violent crimes, says Steve DeAngelo
30/06/202001/07/2020
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Cannabis industry regulation should include reparation for people arrested for non-violent crimes, says Steve DeAngelo

The Humanitas360 Institute joined a meeting hosted by The Green Hub with the so-called “father of the legal cannabis industry”, Steve DeAngelo. He is the founder of Harborside Health, one of the first cannabis dispensaries in the United States and part of the Arc View Group, a company that invests in other newly born businesses...

H360 joins Latin American edition of MIT COVID-19 Challenge
30/06/202030/06/2020
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H360 joins Latin American edition of MIT COVID-19 Challenge

Over the weekend of June 19-21, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) held a hackathon to think of solutions to the pandemic in Latin America. Split into four general themes – aid to health systems; protection of the most vulnerable; prevention of misinformation and empowerment of the informal economy – the 1,500 participants were mentored...

The pandemic reveals systemic forms of inequality, says curator Pedro Alonzo
01/06/202003/06/2020
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The pandemic reveals systemic forms of inequality, says curator Pedro Alonzo

Pedro Alonzo is an independent art curator and the brand new advisor to the Humanitas360 Institute. A scholar who researches powerful works that question violence, mass incarceration and xenophobia, Alonzo talked to H360 about how art can help to engage citizens to think about the upsurge of radical ideologies, especially in a period as difficult...

CNJ and Humanitas360 expand virtual visits in prisons
08/05/202001/07/2020
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CNJ and Humanitas360 expand virtual visits in prisons

In order to soften the impact of the full closure of prisons due to the new coronavirus, which has suspended around 1 million monthly visits registered across the country, the Humanitas360 Institute and the National Justice Council (CNJ) are working together to consolidate virtual social visits. Initially, the institutions are working to expand a project...

Humanitas Institute360’s actions to help fight the pandemic in Maranhão
07/05/202008/05/2020
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Humanitas Institute360’s actions to help fight the pandemic in Maranhão

The Humanitas360 Institute has been acting on several fronts to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic in Maranhão, the state in Northern Brazil where we implemented the Cuxá Cooperative. We donated 2,000 liters of sanitary water to the state’s prison units and material for the production of 88,000 protection masks, which adds up to...

Letter about the Coronavirus and the work of Humanitas360 Institute
30/03/202001/04/2020
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Letter about the Coronavirus and the work of Humanitas360 Institute

COVID-19 isn’t the most lethal disease humanity has ever fought, but it is unique in its ability to expose vulnerabilities of modern society. From overwhelmed public health systems to decimated economies to the unreliable spread of vital information, this pandemic has caused and revealed an unprecedented set of challenges which can only be met through...