Local musical groups such as “Sembradores”, “Este Sigue el Lote” and a circus play by the company “Otroarte” enlivened the massive community meeting that kicked off the project “Juntos por Calle Larga” (Together for Calle Larga). This initiative of the Luksic Foundation, in alliance with the Municipality of Calle Larga, invites all the neighbors to join a cycle of workshops, where a local agenda of projects for the commune will be built collectively.
The activity, hosted by the renowned journalist Fernando Solabarrieta, and by the host of the Calle Larga radio station, Michel Pulgar, also included entertaining handicraft workshops of “Mis Raíces”, in which children, together with their parents, explored techniques of stitching, engraving and other handicrafts. All this was accompanied by numerous food carts from local entrepreneurs.
In addition to all the entertainment at this family party, neighbors were also able to learn about the diagnosis conducted by the Luksic Foundation in 2021 and 2022, which included nearly 70 interviews with local stakeholders and more than 1,000 surveys of homes in the community, and which will be the basis for the work to be done by all participants in the cycle of workshops of “Together for Calle Larga”.
“We invite the entire Callelargua community: adults, seniors and members of the productive sector, to join these workshops and build the future of Calle Larga together. The participation of all neighbors is key to defining projects that represent the needs and dreams of those who live here,” explained Constanza Fernández, director of the Territorial Linkage area of the Luksic Foundation.
For her part, the Mayor of Calle Larga, Dina González, said that “we are very happy to promote “Together for Calle Larga” and that the community is participating in the workshops, getting involved with the welfare of their community and thinking about the projects they want for the future”.
Join the Participatory Workshops!
Last Thursday July 21 began the first sessions of the Participatory Workshops of “Together for Calle Larga”, specifically, those that brought together groups of adults and seniors of the commune. With innovative work methodologies, each of these segments was able to prioritize the most relevant problems for their territory in a pleasant and reflective dialogue with their neighbors.
Viviana González, from the local folkloric group Sembradores and one of the participants of the workshop highlighted that in these meetings “we can propose collective solutions to solve problems such as public transportation or insecurity”.
The workshops continue from Monday July 25 at the headquarters of the Unión Comunal de Juntas de Vecinos, located at Calle Larga 2088, until the first week of August. More information about the diagnosis, and the dates and schedules of the workshops, can be reviewed at www.juntosporcallelarga.cl and register at https://bit.ly/3oiZGhf.Quienes. If you are unable to attend, you will be able to participate through a survey hosted on the website. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].