IT'S OUR COLOR (SC)
É Da Nossa Cor is a social initiative that was born in February 2014, with the aim of promoting debate, self-esteem and protagonism through Afro-Brazilian culture. Conceived by Mathizy Pinheiro, together with Djavan Nascimento, where they realized, from the outburst of the children stating that if they could choose, they would not be black, but blondes with blue eyes. They are residents of Monte Serrat, a remnant quilombo community, being the second community in Florianópolis with the largest contingent of Afro population. With this, recognizing conflicts experienced in childhood, they began through culture to emphasize the importance of the history and contribution of African-Brazilian and African-Diasporic culture to the world, with workshops on affirmative cinema, dance, percussion and singing. Understanding Afro-Brazilian culture in addition to artistic modality, but as an appreciation of the tradition and history of a people based on their civilizing values. And so, understanding Racism as a violence that impacts on the subjective, relationships and structures generating social exclusion, the initiative seeks to promote social inclusion of children and adolescents through Afro-Brazilian culture, protagonism and self-esteem. As a way to promote social inclusion, cultural workshops are held, tours for them to have access to different social spaces, as well as promoting presentations, where Afro-Brazilian history and culture can be presented as a space for everyone and the appreciation of Afro culture. - diasporic is done in a light and playful way. The initiative currently has larger proportions, and already manages to propose some punctual actions for larger audiences with artistic presentations and open events / workshops, however, it is still a challenge to build ways to make it self sustainable and expand the capacity to accommodate more children, as well as promoting other necessary actions, and with that it has been trying to build itself as a social impact business. We currently have an initiative management team, involving Psychologist, Social Worker, Business Manager and Systems Analyst proposing different actions in three central pillars of action: Access to law; Protagonism and Self-Esteem through Afro-Brazilian Culture; Development Opportunities. Objective: To promote healthy and non-violent actions and methodologies to combat racism with children and adolescents from Monte Serrat through Afro-Brazilian culture.