In Person | Youth & Future - Manifesto for Change - Call for Ideas

Event time: 
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Dwight Hall (DW) See map
67 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Calendar Speaker/Performer: 
Giovanni Caccamo, Italian artist-songwriter
Event description: 

Italian artist issues call to youth at Yale and around the world to join project for global change

Join this global essay competition! Write and submit your composition for a chance to be published. Share your story - share your voice!

Invitation to all Yale students, faculty and staff (ages 18-35),

“I hope this cultural manifesto created by young people for a future society, might help us find our inner compass at a time when fog and apathy appear to have enveloped us obscuring any hypothetical visual, and might be a spark for change.” - Giovanni Caccamo

► Welcome to the Youth and future - Manifesto for Change event at Yale.

Come join us on Thu, Apr 18, 2024 at 5:30 PM at Dwight Hall at Yale: Center for Public Service and Social Justice for an inspiring evening dedicated to discussing the role of youth in shaping the future.

Get ready to engage with acclaimed Italian singer-songwriter, author, and thought-leader Giovanni Caccamo, creator of this innovative project, in a thought-provoking discussion, and connect with others who are passionate about creating positive change in the world.

Giovanni will open the event with a live a cappella performance of “Change” (Il Cambiamento). He will close with “Imagine” by John Lennon.

This event is your chance to be part of a global movement towards a brighter tomorrow.

► Call for ideas

“What would you change about the society you live in and how?”

“Today, I address the same questions to all young people from all over the world. People of all religions, backgrounds, gender identity and social classes. Let’s build together the international #ManifestoForChange, a global book that will collect the stories, the longings and the outlooks of the new generations, marking the course of a possible-future.”

“Our Manifesto needs you! The future needs you!”

(Quote from Giovanni’s speech at forum “Youth and Future | Giovanni Caccamo | Change the World Model UN NYC (5 Apr 2024). See video recording.)

►Enter the competition for a chance to be published.

[Note: You can still participate even if you don’t register for this in-person event.]

Giovanni and his editorial team will select 100 of the most enlightening essays for publication in a new volume that will be made available to the global community. Giovanni will donate all proceeds from the sale of the book and works to the Andrea Bocelli Foundation to support scholarships for young people in need.

Registration for this special event now open. Limited seating.

Learn how to submit your essay and word for change for a chance to be published.
Bring a copy of your essay with you to the event.

Giovanni will invite you, the protagonist, to share your idea and word for change with event participants.

Note: The international edition of the Manifesto for Change - Youth and Future is an expansion of the original project, conducted by Caccamo with diverse youth in Italy from 2022-23. The outcome was a stunning volume “Manifesto del Cambiamento: Parola al Giovani” (2023) of select
compositions translated in mixed media art by world famous artisans.

Advanced registration required.