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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...

Tereza products, made by women in prison and formerly incarcerated, joins the Dotsy collaborative network
03/08/202003/08/2020
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Tereza products, made by women in prison and formerly incarcerated, joins the Dotsy collaborative network

This month, products made by “Tereza Vale a Pena” (Tereza is worth it) — a brand created by Humanitas360 to commercialize and disseminate products made by the inmates and ex-inmates’ cooperatives supported by the institute — started to be shared through the Dotsy collaborative network. In July, 12 of the brand’s products were published on...

Incarceration Nations Network draws attention to prisoners’ conditions around the world with nocturnal art installations in major cities
01/07/202001/07/2020
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Incarceration Nations Network draws attention to prisoners’ conditions around the world with nocturnal art installations in major cities

Conceived by researcher Baz Dreisinger and artist Hank Willis Thomas, The Writing on the Wall project has rocked large cities around the world. In June, the American capital Washington hosted the show, which takes place at night in large public buildings, such as museums and the United States Department of Justice. Thomas projects writings, poems...

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...

H360 holds a virtual meeting with women from Lili Cooperative
02/06/202002/06/2020
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H360 holds a virtual meeting with women from Lili Cooperative

On May 26, in partnership with the Instituto Responsa, the Humanitas360 Institute held a virtual meeting with the members of Cooperative Lili, a group that was formed within the Women’s Penitentiary II of Tremembé. At the meeting, they had a mini-course of ideas to generate extra income in this period of crisis, besides psycho-social assistance....

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...