Alessandra Orofino: It’s our city. Let’s fix it
Alessandra Orofino - Political mobilization activist
Alessandra Orofino founded Meu Rio, Rio de Janeiro’s largest mobilization network. Full bio
not doing a very good one.
that we have right now.
only exercise in citizenship
collective decision making,
pajamas or my blue pajamas.
members are young people
security got 16,000 emails
low-income communities in Rio,
governments around the world
About the speaker:Alessandra Orofino - Political mobilization activist
Alessandra Orofino founded Meu Rio, Rio de Janeiro’s largest mobilization network.
Why you should listen
After working as a field researcher in Brazil and India, interviewing young girls who had been victims of domestic violence, Alessandra Orofino founded Meu Rio in 2011. The organization has fueled bottom-up local politics using a combination of on-the-ground actions and custom-designed online and mobile platforms and apps.
Orofino, who's 25 years old with a degree in economics and human rights from Columbia, is a believer in participatory politics and in cities as the ideal locus for reinventing representative democracy, and with her team she has designed Meu Rio as a catalyst for youth activism. Among its 140,000 members are tens of thousands of millennials, identifying common issues, pooling ideas for solutions, and pressuring decision-makers to adopt new policies and practices.
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