Right to Stay in the South: Campobello di Licata Hosts Festival for Resilient Workers

A festival called “This is my land and I defend it” will take place in Campobello di Licata, Sicily on August 23 and 24. The festival aims to highlight the right to stay in the South of Italy, as the region has lost over half a million inhabitants in less than 10 years. The event, supported by crowdfunding, will feature academics, journalists, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs who will contribute to two days of cultural and social activities. The town chosen for the festival holds significance, as it was the home of Giuseppe Gatì, a young Sicilian whose story symbolizes youth employment, the desire to stay in one’s own land, and job security. Giuseppe, who tragically passed away at the age of 22 due to an accident, was an active blogger advocating for the defense of his land. The festival is organized by the Cultural Association “Comu Veni si Cunta” and has partnered with the Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta (Lumsa). The event will include themed discussions on access to rights, education, and employment, as well as an artistic manifestation featuring local and renowned artists. The festival will also lay the groundwork for the creation of the Giuseppe Gatì Study Center, a space for discussion and exchange of ideas to address the issues faced by the young people in Southern Italy.

Diritto a restare al Sud, a Campobello di Licata il festival dei lavoratori resistenti

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