A street art project, a cabaret show with Zelig comedian Alessandra Ierse, a gospel music concert with the One Spirit Inside choir: these are the key moments of the initiative Lodigiano in colors, which saw the contribution of IBSA Farmaceutici and the APS organisation Il Magnete (“The Magnet”), once again side by side to say no to bullying in all its forms.
Launched in October 2022, Lodigiano in colors has accompanied the entire community with a series of events, the last of which is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, in Lodi, at the Isola Carolina Park. This is indeed the last stage of a journey that has transformed several benches in the city of Lodi and the neighbouring municipalities into an actual symbol against bullying, violence and abuse. The benches have in fact become meeting places, offering everyone the opportunity to meet and give space to their creativity, by colouring the seats together while feeling free from any judgment. That is how Saturday, at 3:30 pm, the last bench will also be coloured – after being treated with a primer to remain indelible, to symbolise the commitment made to the entire project – and permanently positioned inside the park.
Afterwards, at 5:30 pm, adults and children will be have the opportunity to attend a free magic show. The common thread throughout the project – one that will reach its peak on the final day – is a message of inclusion and sharing.
“Seeing the enthusiasm of all the people who took part in the various moments of the initiative and the smile on the faces of the little ones is a great emotion for us, and a motivation to continue fighting against bullying”, commented Annamaria Sgorlon, President of the organisation Il Magnet APS. “With the support of IBSA and the help of the community, we can make a difference, and build a more loving and respectful world for everyone”.
Alongside its activities of involvement at local level and sharing with the community, in recent months Il Magnete has developed a calendar of events aimed at carrying forward a message of non-violence through different forms of language.