Soiree at Slum

Valéria Barbosa
Posted April 4, 2020 from Brazil

I decided to invite poets from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to participate in a Sarau in the Favela.  Each in their protected houses.but In this way, I am trying to be closer to the most vulnerable people, the people of the Favela.  The first favela to have a victim of the Corona virus is Cidade de Deus.  Place where I worked for 47 years.  I can't walk to Slum, but I can fly in thought and give encouragement to friends.  Today I have friends and many slums and joining in a glass was just the beginning. First I made the invitation, joined the videos, downloaded applications, edited, summon the poets to publicize the video, posted on YouTube, publicized it on the network and I'm already receiving videos for the second edition of Sarau.na Slums.  I am also preparing an online soiree.  As I am very involved in the dynamics of this action, I am limited to looking at the network that takes time.  I am happy with the result is knowing that this movement is being important for other people.  In such a difficult time we are taking love in this soiree video.

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Hello, Valeria,

What a wise initiative this is! You use technology to encourage women who are vulnerable to the coronavirus. Congratulations, dear! You make us proud. I hope they can also join World Pulse. :)

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 05
Apr 05

Dear Valeria,
I watched and listened to these beautiful and wise poets earlier tonight on Facebook. So wonderful to hear, and to "meet" these poets virtually thanks to you.
Love in sisterhood,
Tam

Anita Shrestha
Apr 07
Apr 07

Thank you

Thelma obani 2020
Apr 13
Apr 13

Thanks ma..stay safe.❤❤❤ you are loved

anita shrestha
Apr 16
Apr 16

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing

lauraswny
Apr 17
Apr 17

beautiful project - thanks!

aordonez
Apr 21
Apr 21

Incredible initiative! And i love how optimist all the readers and their poems feel. It's a huge lesson of perseverance and positivity. Good Job Valeria!

Chi8629
Apr 24
Apr 24

Thank you for sharing dear sister.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Apr 26
Apr 26

Waoo. Great my dear. I wish i were there to send in my own poem. Thank you for lighting hearts in this wonderful way.

Vanora.Lee
May 08
May 08

You are so kind and thoughtful. Thanks for shaing. Stay safe and well.