Voices from Partinico to illustrate the problems of the victims of the earthquake … Two of Danilo Dolci collaborators, Franco Alasia and Pino Lombardo, barricaded themselves into Centro Studi e Iniziative premises; they have a quite powerful radio with which they broadcast news and radio documentaries about the conditions of the victims of the earthquake on 98,5 mhz modulation frequency and on shortwave m 20.10. The radio station can be
A large number of documents about the life and work of Danilo Dolci are now avaliable for public consultation at the main office situated at via Roma 94, Palermo. They include audio material (from sources such as Radio Libera, as well as music and poetry), photographs, written work (testimonials, essays, chronicles, fiction both by Danilo and others), press and video.
Those interested can make an appointment by contacting +39 091 6177252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it useful nowadays to read or re-read Danilo Dolci’s works? Why do people feel the need to get inspired by his non-violent philosophy and actions? Loredana Lipperini has talked about it with Giuseppe Barone and Giuseppe Dicevi during Radio3 RAI programme,“Fahrenheit, i libri e le idee” (Fahrenheit, Books and Ideas). Giuseppe Barone is an expert in non-violent practices, human rights and peace education. He has been one of Danilo
On March 3rd 2014 Radio Tre RAI has devoted its programme MemoRadio to collaborative didactics by comparing three different ways of being an educator and therefore remembering Danilo Dolci, Alberto Manzi and Don Lorenzo Milani. In the following extract you can listen to Francesco Cappello’s interview to Vincenzo Borruso, one of Danilo Dolci’s collaborators, in which he talks about the opportunity of keeping on testing the reciprocal maieutic approach nowadays.
Since his arrival in Sicily in 1952 and until his death in 1997, Danilo Dolci had been carrying out in Sicily his educational approach based on non-violent practices, such as fasting, public denunciations against mafia and patronage system, “strikes in reverse”, free radio broadcastings, demonstrations and maieutic workshops that involved thousands of people. What has remained nowadays of that incredible effort, of that creative force of peace? We talked about
Pieces of Danilo Dolci’s interviews (1977 Swiss tv) and a report of Archivio Luce (taken from Danilo Dolci’s documentary “Memory and Utopia”, directed by Alberto Castiglione). Passages from the Radio Libera Partinico transmission, the first Italian illegal broadcaster in the post-war period which send out the SOS of western Sicily poor people (with Danilo Dolci’s voice) on the 25th of March 1970, and gave voice to the population two years