(Quito) March 3, 2012 — Jesuit Refugee Service announces the launch of the journal “Connection: Youth without Borders," with an event to be held in Quito.
The journal Connection: Youth without Borders, is the result of the final project of the Citizenship School for Youth. This process of formation has been carried out by the Jesuit Service for Refugees and Migrants—Ecuador, thanks to the financing of Save the Children between the years of 2009 and 2011.
During the last year, the youth proposed that the final project be to create a journal, which could capture, with images and content, the concept of Human Movement according to their vision, i.e. they themselves being the ones creating the content.
The object of this group of youth aged between 15 and 19 years old is to raise awareness, to inform, and to concern other youth, men, and women about the real problems of the environment, peoples’ conditions of mobility, shelter and/or migration and to serve as a reference point for cultural and urban expression, alternative movements, social cultures and the newest popular artistic proposals, in order to promote the rescue of the traditions of the different ancestral cultures of the county and to be an expressive space for the concerns of the readers.
At the event, the finished work of the young people involved in the project will be presented along with the experiences they had in creating the publication.
Date: Wednesday March 7th, 2012
Place: Case de la Cultura Ecuadoriana. Located on Av. 6 de Diciembre y Patria.
Jorge Icaza Room
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Jesuit Refugee Service Ecuador website