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A bridge of books for peace

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A bridge of books for peace
A bridge of books for peace

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Jun 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Bolzano, Corso della Libertà, 2, 39100 Bolzano BZ, Italy

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A bridge of books for peace

Jella Lepman's book ‘A Bridge of Children's Books’ will be the starting point to talk about this pacifist woman, books and peace and also launch the 39th IBBY Congress in Bolzano. Discussants will include Elisabetta Lippolis (vice-president of IBBY Italy), Fabiana Martini (journalist, Articolo 21 FVG), Helga Tschurtschenthaler (teacher at the W. von der Vogelweide high school), Nazario Zambaldi and Sabina Langer (co-curators and organisers of the PEA "peace" conference

IBBY, International Board on Book for Young people, is an international non-profit organisation, founded in 1953 by Jella Lepman, with the aim of facilitating the meeting between books, children and boys and girls.

Jella Lepman was a true revolutionary, who, after the horrors of World War II, was able to see in books a bridge to bring imagination back into motion and bring different geographies together.

IBBY, currently active in 84 countries around the world, believes that books can help children and adolescents to have a better quality of life, which is why it is committed to guaranteeing and defending their right to access to books and reading, particularly in deprived and remote areas.

Join the revolution! Giving every child good books is the theme of the 39th IBBY International Congress, to be held from 30 August to 1 September in Trieste, a city chosen because it witnessed all the horrors and tragedies that Jella Lepman hoped future generations would be spared, but also the benefits that dialogue and mutual understanding can bring.

PEA Pedagogy Ecology and the Arts conference with Nuova Libreria Cappelli, IBBY Italia,, Teatro Pratiko associazione culturale CRATere "eden", Fondazione Alexander Langer Stiftung

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