Report of the International Conference of Mother Centers South America / Buenos Aires

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Report of the International Conference of Mother Centers South America / Buenos Aires (attached)
Beginning of the Seminary: Thursday, 13 October 2016
Mother Centers – places for empowerment, development and participation
Program:
Arrival: Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Place: Mother and Family Center León José Suárez
“Learning together and from each” – a dialogue in the Mother Center
The Mother Center in Suárez is a success story of district development by women and their families and partners.
Marginalized families self-manage the social processes within their district. This process is a best-practice example of “bottom-up” social change. The Mother Center contributes to district development, ecology and peace.
Friday, 14 October / Saturday, 15 2016
Place: Buenos Aires, Instituto Goethe / Club Internacional
Presentation of competence balance, speeches and working groups
Saturday, 15 Oktober 2016 Place: Buenos Aires, Instituto Goethe / Club Internacional
Sunday, 16 October 2016
Cultural Program, city tour
Working groups:

  1. Women and political participation, possibilities of social and urban policy (with representatives of local politics and universities)
  2. Inequality and inclusion (Luciana Oliveira: Presentation of the project Inclusive Playgrounds in Brasil)
  3. Creativity as a tool for education and change (Presentation of the theatre workshop and planning for a new dance and theatre project for 2017 with Yami, Betty and Manuela)
  4. Work within a network:

Establishment of a Southamerican Network of Mother Centers and new Mother Centers in Argentina and Brasil.
International cooperation between Mother Centers.