Interviews

Jelen Amador / Photo: Gencat

Jelen Amador: “You end up believing that going to university will make you less Roma”

Jelen Amador, a 27-year-old PhD student, is a member of the Drom association, aiming to promote access to university for the Roma community by giving informative sessions in high schools.

Two volunteers from Fundació Enllaç / Photo: Fundació Enllaç

Alejandro San Rafael: “Society makes invisible dependent people in the LGBTI community”

The Administration Officer from the Fundació Enllaç tells us about the organisation’s task in raising awareness among the population of the situation lived by elderly people or those facing the risk of exclusion in the LGBTI community.

Manuel Fernández Echepares, president of CampusRom / Photo: CampusRom

Manuel Fernández: "If we continue to segregate Roma students, it will be much more difficult for them to access university"

Since last summer, Roma people trying to access higher education have a mutual support network: CampusRom. We interview the network’s president, Manual Fernández Echepares.

David Forniès, head of Knowledge at CIEMEN. Photo: CIEMEN

David Forniès: “Stateless peoples continue to suffer the negation of rights, discrimination and even violence”

CIEMEN works to raise awareness and promote the Catalan national reality in the world, to spread knowledge about stateless peoples and also to defend their rights.

Fèlix Casanellas, winner of the m4Social Inclusive Housing Challenge.

Fèlix Casanellas: “Technology must solve people’s problems”

Nonius is a technological solution project conceived by Fèlix Casanellas, who won the m4Social Inclusive Housing Challenge. In this interview he tells us about the project and his views on how technology can help society.

Entrance to the cinema / Photo: Zumzeig Cinecooperativa

“Our activism focuses on being a window to productions that widen our vision to other realities”

In the neighbourhood of Sants in Barcelona, Zumzeig cinema offers a broad and committed programme in a space for reflexion and sharing. They explain this in this interview.

Baiba Plume in the middle. Photo: Twitter

Baiba Plume: “We are the only charity in the UK to fund research in more than 200 cancers”

She is the Internal Communications and PR Manager for Cancer Research UK charity shops. In this interview, Plume explains the work done in order to fund research in this disease.

Sergei Stroitelev. Photo: Facebook

Sergei Stroitelev: “I am convinced that social photography can change people lives by raising awareness”

The Russian photographer has won the 20th International Prize for Humanitarian Photography Luis Valtueña, organized every year by Doctors of the World. The winning project shows how terminally ill children try to survive every day in a hospice in Saint Petersburg.

Rebeca Segura, director of Central Parc / Photo: Central Parc

Rebeca Segura: “We recover unused land to redistribute wealth and generate jobs in organic farming”

The cooperative Central Parc in San Boi “rescues” abandoned spaces in the Parc Agrari del Baix Llobregat (Baix Llobregat Agricultural Park) near Barcelona and uses it for social economy projects. The cooperative’s director explains this initiative.

Clare McIntyre. Photo: Kinning Park Complex

Clare McIntyre: “Each volunteer is unique and brings something different and important to the space”

Kinning Park Complex is an independently run multi-use community centre based in Glasgow. McIntyre looks after its communicational and PR activities. 

Isa López from Fundació Estany / Photo: Fundació Estany

Isa López: "We perform shows with a social content to overcome prejudice and stereotypes around disabilities"

From Fundació Estany they tell us about DansCapacitats, an inclusive dance project bringing together people with and without disabilities.

Maddy Bartlett, Savita Custead with Matt Postles / Photo: BNHC

Maddy Bartlett: "The more you know about nature, the more action you’ll take to help protect it"

The Festival of Nature is the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world. We talked about it with Maddy Bartlett, Programmes Officer at the Bristol Natural History Consortium.

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