In times of pandemic, live streaming is everywhere. In the last month, the Humanitas360 Institute joined two debates that give some sense of the themes we have been working on during this period of crisis. Patrícia Villela Marino, president of H360, was invited by Itaú BBA to talk to graffiti artist Mundano, Rio de Janeiro journalist Raull Santiago and moderator William Heuseler about people who are made invisible during the pandemic. In order to discuss a bill for social and environmental entrepreneurs, she also met Responsa Institute’s Karine Vieira, Preta Hub’s CEO Adriana Barbosa and São Paulo city councilor Daniel Annenberg (PSDB), who has a consultation open until the 15th of June on the subject.
Live-streamed by LinkedIn, the talk with Mundano and Raull Santiago took place on the same day a police operation conducted by the Rio de Janeiro Military Police’s special operations battalion — known as BOPE — invaded the Complexo do Alemão neighborhood where Santiago lives. He underscored the inhumanity of an invasion such as this when everyone is concerned about Covid-19. “It perpetuates inequality, the understanding that a certain part of the population is worth less than others and can live under the perspective of extreme violence as if it was something natural. It is very important to have this discussion here today.” Watch a resume of the conversation below or the full version by clicking here.
The talk with Karine Vieira and Adriana Barbosa, on the other hand, highlighted the importance of understanding and creating public policies that acknowledge the diversity of social and environmental entrepreneurs in the country. “Black people in Brazil make for the majority of entrepreneurs, and they took that path out of necessity. Many of them are highly educated women who are outside of the formal market and large companies. That is why Feira Preta (Black Fair) has dedicated itself to transcending from a condition of need to one of opportunity.” Patrícia Villela and Karine Vieira also noted that the condition of an entrepreneur should not be romanticized. “In the Civi-Co community (a hub for social impact businesses founded by the president of H360), we have more than 80 organizations with different backgrounds and social niches. We need to be able to demonstrate that a purpose-driven community can and must address large solutions even in times of hostility,” the president of H360 underscored. Watch a resume of the conversation below or the full version by clicking here.