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THE NEW CASA TEREZA: Tereza is back – and with a new home!
26/01/202127/01/2021
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THE NEW CASA TEREZA: Tereza is back – and with a new home!

In October 2020, one of Humanitas360’s civic-social projects – Casa Tereza – returned to its activities, but now, closer to us: within the CIVI-CO space! Here, the members of the cooperative receive all the necessary support to continue with the Tereza brand. And there is more: the new collection is already in production – and...

H360 welcomes members from Casa Tereza at CIVI-CO for Holiday Get-together
26/01/202126/01/2021
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H360 welcomes members from Casa Tereza at CIVI-CO for Holiday Get-together

On December 22nd, the Humanitas360 Institute had the opportunity to close the 2020 cycle in a special event together with the Lili Co-Op. To celebrate our evolution throughout the year and make the activities of the Casa Tereza project official, our team planned a reception in the CIVI-CO space, respecting health and social distance regulations....

Patrícia Villela Marino receives Humanitarian Award for her work in the prison communities
21/01/202121/01/2021
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Patrícia Villela Marino receives Humanitarian Award for her work in the prison communities

The 2020 Humanitarian Award, awarded by “The Trust for the Americas”, a subsidiary of the Organization of American States (OAS), was presented to our President, Patricia Villela Marino. The entity annually recognizes personalities who have contributed significantly to the social good. The award ceremony was held remotely and was led by Secretary General Luis Almagro...

H360 discusses racism, political polarization and empathy at annual council meeting
04/11/202004/12/2020
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H360 discusses racism, political polarization and empathy at annual council meeting

In October, the Humanitas360 Institute held its annual meeting of board members from the United States and Brazil, with guest speakers such as writer and American prison system former inmate Shaka Senghor, Argentine politician and former governor of Buenos Aires María Eugenia Vida, and Bertice Berry, a sociologist and lecturer. The meeting was also attended...

On a women-only panel, Humanitas360 Institute addresses female incarceration at Folha de São Paulo seminar
30/10/202004/12/2020
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On a women-only panel, Humanitas360 Institute addresses female incarceration at Folha de São Paulo seminar

On November 15, the Humanitas360 Institute released the documentary Tecendo a Liberdade (weaving freedom). The film tells the stories of struggle and overcoming of members of the COOSTAFE (Social Cooperative of Female Entrepreneurial Art Work) — the first female inmates cooperative of Brazil, formed in 2014 at the Ananindeua Women’s Reeducation Center (CRF) in Belém,...

H360 and FHC Foundation launch webinar series to discuss violence and drug legalization
01/10/202001/10/2020
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H360 and FHC Foundation launch webinar series to discuss violence and drug legalization

The first meeting took place on September 9 with the theme “Racism and Public Security,” and was attended by Hélio Santos, lawyer Elizeu Lopes, historian Dudu Ribeiro and sociologist Samira Bueno. The Humanitas360 Institute and the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Foundation held on September 9 the webinar “Public Security and Racism,” the first of four panels...

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...

Humanitas360 get together with Maranhão women of the Mulheres do Brasil Group
03/08/202003/08/2020
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Humanitas360 get together with Maranhão women of the Mulheres do Brasil Group

In July, the president of Humanitas360, Patrícia Villela Marino, joined a conversation with Maranhão women of the Grupo Mulheres do Brasil (the Brazilian Women Group). The Zoom meeting was mediated by the entrepreneur Patrícia Maranhão and had guests from the group, who had a chance to get to know the work developed by H360. The...