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MARÉ SKATE PROJECT

Coletivo Skate Maré is a volunteer group that promotes skateboarding in Rio de Janeiro’s Maré favela complex. Maré is home to 150,000 people and although in many ways it is a great place to live, it is also, sadly, dominated by gangs and suffers from extreme levels of gun violence. Every Saturday, the collective organizes a free, open to all comers "skateboard session" where beginners can learn how to skateboard alongside skateboarders of all levels. Skateboarding is an excellent peace-building tool that unites young people from across different gang-controlled territories. It also provides social mobility for favela youth, who are often denied access to the city, even beaches. Our dream is to build a high quality skate facility, where young people can gather peacefully 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 Contact for info: damianplatt@gmail.com

COLETIVO SKATE MARÉ

Coletivo Skate Maré "Debajo de un viaducto que atraviesa el complejo de Maré, un conjunto de 16 favelas en Rio de Janeiro, el Coletivo Skate Maré ofrece gratuitamente clases semanales de skate a niños, adolescentes y jóvenes de las favelas. Creado en 2009 por un grupo de amigos el colectivo cuenta hoy con más de 50 skaters de Maré de todas las edades y niveles. El colectivo sueña con tener su propia plaza de skate en la favela.

 Contato para mais informações: damianplatt@gmail.com