Adeje launches diversity campaign

 

“inVISIBLE, Adeje + Diversity” will work to make people more open to contributing to the visibility of the LGBTI community

The Adeje council’s department of equality, presided over by councillor Carmen Lucia Rodríguez del Toro, has launched a campaign to help the LGBTI community increase their visibility called “inVISIBLE, Adeje + Diversity”.

“We are launching this campaign in parallel with the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia (May 17th), and we join with our LGBIT bothers and sisters in the defence of their rights and freedoms, and the right of everyone to be open about their sexuality and gender identity”, said the councillor.

There is a varied programme of activities which began at the beginning of May with consciousness awareness workshops in secondary schools in the borough. This week the Adeje health centre personnel have been taking part in a training course on sexual diversity organised by the Adeje department of health protection. There is also a family-orientated workshop on sexual diversity within families and a series of self-defence classes for the LGBTI population in the Las Torres pavilion.

Tomorrow, May 17th, the boroughs that form part of the Tenerife South collective will come together to commemorate the internationally recognised day, and a manifesto will be read on the steps of the Town Hall.

There are also talks and workshops for young people on transexuality on May 18th looking at the day-to-day realities facing this collective, a focus the LGTB federation have specifically requested this year. This will be in Adeje Cultural Centre from 10.30am for secondary school students from the borough. Friday’s activities finish with a free theatrical presentation, ‘Federico & Salvador. Los horas oscuras y dorados’ by Insolaría Teatro.

On Sunday May 27th there will be a LGBTI Pride 2018 parade event with a stop at the Plaza Pedro Zerolo. The parade will go from the Avenida Rafael Puig through Las Amerícas to Adeje town, through the town and onto Guía de Isora.

On Thursday June 7th the ‘Tardes por ti’ programme will host a workshop on orientation and identification, and finally on Monday June 18th there will be a showing of the film XXI.

 

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​Growing with diversity


The Adeje council, in partnership with the Aldeas Infantiles SOS España children’s organisation, are spearheading an interesting campaign which has already seen the borough’s younger residents talk and share their belief on what is important in their lives, their borough and how they and their families can be happy and live well.

“What we are hoping for from this initiative is a partnership to build a future fuelled by hope for the children of Adeje, as they are the future”, says the social harmony councillor Zebenzui Chinea Linares. “In recent months the young people here have been bringing us their ideas and suggestions, through school meetings, and we are hoping to organsie a larger event for and about children in Adeje”, he added.

The first phase of the project saw the team visiting the borough’s schools to listen to the children and now they will have feedback from some adults also involved in the project to see how best to proceed and realise many of their ideas.

To develop this phase there will be a series of meetings and the creation of a club in the next school year to allow students meet and exchange ideas for Adeje is being mooted, encouraging them to talk and listen to each other and tease out their suggestions.

The organisers say that it’s important to seek out the children’s talents and reinforce them. Ideas already received include “allowing pets in school, learning how to play, meditation workshops, interactive classes, diversification in after school activities, free WiFi for students, more books in the school libraries, more excursions, celebrate International Day of Families by bringing a family member to school, etc”.

Concentrating on increasing social harmony, students would also have to learn to generate space and time for the exchange of ideas and experiences, create spaces where new friendships can be formed, teach each other new languages, introduce more workshops on recycling and our relationship with nature, and learn to resolve problems through dialogue and help others who are having a bad time.

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