Past Event

What new realities are youth organizations creating?

August 19, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online Event

>>> This webinar will be held in Portuguese and English with simultaneous Translation! Don't forget to register below.


Measures adopted by the Government to face the virus did not provide effective and inclusive responses when related to informal settlements, and intersectional groups. Minorities and marginalized areas have no or little support from institutional power. In many favelas as the one in Rio de Janeiro, the COVID-19 responses were youth-led.

Young people from different backgrounds became leaders by getting together in collaborative and self-organized spaces in their communities, to identify problems and human rights violations, creating solutions and mobilizing donations and resources.

This session will discuss the final perceptions from the participatory research led by Restless Development on the role of youth civil society in the pandemic, and highlights the youth role at the forefront of the COVID-19 fight and their importance as stakeholders to debate on how to overcome the impacts of COVID-19 and create new realities,

Join us for the event celebrating the International Youth Day hosted by the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, Committee on Global Thought (CGT), Observatório Internacional da Juventude, and Restless Development.


Vishakha N. Desai - Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University

Mauricio Santoro - Professor at Rio de Janeiro State University

Daniel Calarco - President of the Observatorio Internacional da Juventude

Mirre Beek - Restless Development Representant