Youth Meeting – Pamela Palenciano´s Monologue
This Saturday 147 young people arrived at the El Pozo Cultural Centre in Entrevias to spend a day full of activities together. With the indispensable support of the educators of each of the participating associations, Coordinadora was able to organise a whole range of activities for the day, with a mix of education and leisure time.
The day kicked off with Pamela Palenciano’s monologue - ´It´s not only the blows that hurt´. Her website provides the following description of the monologue: ´In this stage monologue, Pamela Palenciano offers, using her own experience of an abusive relationship under the power and violence of patriarchal masculinity, a look at the sort of relationships that we have within the framework of patriarchy, building them and suffering them´. The monologue was a great success; performed with humour, the gravity of the content left an impression on us all. Before lunch, in mixed groups we had a reflection activity to consider what we thought about the monologue.
After lunch it was time for the leisure activities; there were zumba, batukada, parkour, light painting, radio, and key ring workshops, and even an escape room! The young people were able to participate in up to 3 of these activities before we all reunited to briefly evaluate the day before it was time to go home.
On the basis of the comments from the evaluation, the day seemed to go down very well, and the young people took a lot away from the monologue as well as enjoying leisure time in groups with people from other associations.
Pamela Palenciano´s website:
Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Vallecas