Brazil: Mahatma Gandhi monologue will bring the Culture of Peace to the Municipal Theater of Barueri


An announcement by Barueri na Rede (translated by CPNN)

On Thursday, September 9, with two presentations, at 3 PM and 8 PM, the Municipal Theater of Barueri will feature the free monologue of Mahatma Gandhi, The Change We Want to See, performed by the actor and journalist João Signorelli. The purpose of the show is ‘to spread a culture of peace and to replace the culture of war and domination of the other by a culture of respect and acceptance of cultural diversity’.

During the 50-minute presentation, Signorelli shows the public the trajectory of Gandhi as leader and his task of sowing solidarity among peoples. Throughout the day there will be a program focused on the theme Culture of Peace and Nonviolence, a thinking for peace – that begins at 1:00 pm with the exhibition Occupation for Peace, followed at 2:00 pm by a children’s talk and a sample of research on the theme done by students of the municipal network.

The first presentation of Gandhi’s monologue will be at 3 o’clock. The program extends to 19 hours with poems recited by students of municipal schools and ends at 20 hours, with another presentation of the show Mahatma Gandhi – The Change We Want to See.

In 2000, the manifesto For a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence was launched by Unesco with six basic principles: respect for life; reject violence; be generous; listen to understand; preserve the planet; rediscover solidarity.

For those who want to check out the monologue presentations, free tickets are already available at the TMB box office, located at Rua Ministro Raphael de Barros Monteiro, 255, in Jardim dos Camargos.

(Click here for the original Portuguese version)