Pía Figueroa

Pía Figueroa

Co-Director of Pressenza, life-long humanist, author of several monographs and books.

24.12.2019

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

We are publishing here a letter sent by Pia Figueroa to a Pressenza colleague in the UK as it reflects the intersection between the political and existential experiences that the Chilean population has been going through since the beginning of the social unrest and rebellion against the government’s most unpopular… »

17.12.2019

[Chile] Breakfast with foreign press at Campamento Dignidad (Dignity Campsite)

[Chile] Breakfast with foreign press at Campamento Dignidad (Dignity Campsite)

Installed in a public space, right in the centre of Santiago, right between the two emblematic buildings of the Legislative and Judicial powers, is the Dignity Camp that challenges these same powers making visible the social demands of all the different movements and organizations that are coordinated in the Social… »

06.12.2019

#lastesissenior [Chile: a rapist in your path]

#lastesissenior [Chile: a rapist in your path]

This hashtag was broadcast on Twitter today. It had not been communicated before by social networks. It quickly became a trending topic in Chile. And they surprised, despite having organized everything with a lot of discretion. This afternoon, women over 40 years of age massively attended the performance “A rapist… »

31.10.2019

Greta and the young people who jumped the turnstiles

Greta and the young people who jumped the turnstiles

“How dare you?,” Greta Thurnberg said at the UN to those responsible for the planet’s environmental situation, angry, impotent, belonging to the generation that will inherit a world collapsed in its sustainability. She was coming to Chile to participate in COP25. Her clamour also resonated in the young Chileans who… »

26.06.2019

Chile: [President of Teachers Union] Mario Aguilar and 38 other teachers demonstrating peacefully arrested

Chile: [President of Teachers Union] Mario Aguilar and 38 other teachers demonstrating peacefully arrested

The Chilean Carabineros dissolved and repressed the teachers who were demonstrating in front of the Government Palace, in a peaceful manner headed by the President of the Union Mario Aguilar. For a year, all of Chile’s teachers debated, analysed and ended up resolving a 12-point petition that has led them… »

10.05.2019

“We want to converge in diversity”, Jobana Moya and Andrea Carabantes

“We want to converge in diversity”, Jobana Moya and Andrea Carabantes

We interviewed Jobana Moya and Andrea Carabantes, coordinators of the Network of Migration, Refuge and Gender that participates in the IV Latin American Humanist Forum that will take place during the days 10, 11 and 12 of May in Santiago de Chile, under the slogan “Building Convergences”, in different venues… »

06.05.2019

“A more human world will not be built by the selfish psychopaths who lead us today”, Antonio Rebolledo

“A more human world will not be built by the selfish psychopaths who lead us today”, Antonio Rebolledo

We interviewed Antonio Rebolledo, a Chilean engineer, as his new role as coordinator of the Humanist Psychology Network caught our attention before the next Latin American Humanist Forum that will take place in the Library of Santiago on May 10, 11 and 12. We wanted him to tell us about… »

01.05.2019

Nuclear disarmament in the Latin American Humanist Forum

Nuclear disarmament in the Latin American Humanist Forum

As we get closer to the date on which the IV Latin American Humanist Forum will take place in Santiago de Chile – the 10th, 11th and 12th of May – the twenty-four different thematic Areas that will participate seeking to build convergences are acquiring more and more protagonism. Each… »

29.04.2019

“Young people are unwilling to inherit this environmental disaster”, Doris Balvin

“Young people are unwilling to inherit this environmental disaster”, Doris Balvin

We contacted Doris Balvín, Peruvian woman with a long trajectory in New Humanism and current coordinator of the Network Beyond Climate Change, who will participate in the next Latin American Humanist Forum in order to ask her how they are working. Doris Balvín: This Network seeks to be a space… »

26.04.2019

“We need to install a new paradigm of democracy”, Guillermo Sullings

“We need to install a new paradigm of democracy”, Guillermo Sullings

26.04.2019 – Santiago de Chile – Pía Figueroa We interviewed Guillermo Sullings, former Argentine humanist candidate for the Presidency of the Nation and current coordinator of the Real Democracy Network at the IV Latin American Humanist Forum, which will meet in Santiago de Chile on May 10, 11 and 12… »

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