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The 21 March, the first day of spring, Bra celebrates the Day of Memory and Commitment in memory of the innocent victims of the mafias. Symbol of hope, social commitment and awareness in matters of justice and legality, the Day will be celebrated with a series of events that, starting from Monday 18 March, will accompany the city in a process of growth and memory.

Monday 18 March, at the 21 at the Teatro Politeama Boglione in Piazza Carlo Alberto, is staged "In order not to die of the Mafia", a theatrical version of the homonymous book by Pietro Grasso, National Anti-Mafia Prosecutor. A man against, who for years put his professionalism and his life in the forefront, to save the hope of a possible future. Through the words of Grasso, the actor Sebastiano Lo Monaco brings on stage the story of the mafia of the last 40 years, in a vibrant monologue in which the theater finds its civil and educational function. Directed by Alessio Pizzech, Lo Monaco masterly descends into the role of the Procurator, immersing himself in a complex character with two souls - the man and the magistrate - who scrutinize and question each other, between fears, family choices and small acts of courage, and then merge into one fascinating personality. "As long as the Mafia exists we need to talk about it, discuss it, react" says Grasso in his book: in the wake of this imperative, the public gradually becomes the protagonist of a choice, while the actor engraves with chalk on a big blackboard names and dates, processes, facts, witnesses and massacres perpetrated from the late seventies to today. A choice of legality, which becomes part of each of us when Sebastiano Lo Monaco overturns the blackboard, which reflects in a large mirror all the audience. Because each of us can do our part to face a phenomenon on which silence must not fall. "Not to die of the mafia" is scheduled for Monday 18 March at 21 at the Teatro Politeama Boglione di Bra. Tickets to watch the show can be purchased at 20 euro (18 for under 25 and over 65) at the box office in Piazza Carlo Alberto, on Friday from 17 to 19 and Saturday from 10 to 12.

The following day, Tuesday 19 March, Lo Monaco will reply "Not to die of the mafia" for the students of the higher institutes of Bra, while at the cultural center "G. Arpino "the city's middle schools will attend the screening of the film / documentary" Solo Men. Palermo: the crossed destinies of La Torre and Dalla Chiesa, Falcone and Borsellino ", by Attilio Bolzoni and Paolo Santolini. Also present at the meeting with the students is Valentina Sandroni, provincial manager of the Free Association.

Thursday 21 March, on the day of legality and the fight against the mafia, the city of Zizzola finally promotes a public demonstration, at the 17.30 in Piazza Falcone and Borsellino, to raise awareness of citizenship and underline how everyone's contribution is fundamental to building a society more just and participated. Guest of honor will be the magistrate Paolo Borgna, from the 1981 engaged at the Public Prosecutor's Office of Turin. Borgna, today at the District Anti-Mafia Directorate and coordinator of the Procura working group dedicated to urban security, has also worked in Brussels as an expert on cross-border crime. In addition to the Prosecutor will speak the mayor of Bra Bruna Sibille, which will follow a series of readings and reflections on legality and on the subject of the fight against the Mafia.

The events of the Day of memory and of the commitment in memory of the innocent victims of the mafias are organized by the Municipality of Bra in collaboration with the School of Peace, the Free Association, the 50x150 committee and the city schools. For further information, please contact the Peace Office of the City of Bra at 0172.412283 (e-mail at or the Events Office at 0172.430185. (Em)