Heroes Reports celebrates women’s participation in society ,the development of it wouldn’t be the same without them. Thanks to all the women who are and have been part of Hero Reports, this day is for you, our heroines ...
BROKEN CITY LAB, Windsor, Ontario CANADA
BROKEN CITY LAB, is a collective of artist and non- profit organization established in Windsor, Ontario CAN working in a multidisciplinary mode for civic change. They intervene in the city through the deployment of different projects and activities such workshops, events, installations while challenging the role of artist in stressed communities. These types of organizations that work directly in local tangible issues are a great example to look up as a source of inspiration, creativity, and participation for the commonwealth.
I want to acknowledge through this story the work of the simple, honest, hardworking, humble and generous people in the town of Rio Hondo, Guatemala. I firmly believe that out there are really good people, and this shows by their actions. This report is specifically to highlight the work of Mr. Chacon, I would like to thank him for the work he has done for many years in youth programs in this town. I'm sure his tireless efforts have changed the lives of many and have given hope to many others. Thank you for your desire to improve the social, cultural and sporting aspects of the entire municipality. For this and much more I consider him a hero and a great example to follow.
The Columbus Theater, Providence, RI, USA
THE COLUMBUS THEATER is venue in Providence, RI that has operated on and off for more than forty years (Built in 1926). Currently, run by volunteers that come from multiple fields and backgrounds –music, design, nonprofit, to mention some– and a cooperative, all working together to take back once a vibrant cultural asset. These days the place not only brings quality entertainment to locals in this city but a sense of community, pride, and ownership; these values translate in the atmosphere of every event happening in this location where one can feel the involvement and devotion of those working behind the “scenes.” Certainly projects such these reinforce civic participation, collaboration, activism, creativity, and become examples of positive and possible transformations for other communities.
During a cold night outside a hospital I witnessed how an elder man sitting down on the curb was approached and helped by lady in her late 30's. They talked for around 20 minutes, after that the woman went away. She returned, but this time she was bringing dinner, coffee, a jacket, a chair and a blanket for this man who was an unknown person to her. He seemed to be there waiting for news of a family member that had been hospitalized. I noticed that at the end of the conversation they exchanged phone numbers; the guy had a relief semblance on his face and was really grateful for what the lady had done, she went away once again without more ado. Examples like these make us see that small actions count.