Youth & Future - Reimagine Our World - 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: 
Italian artist-songwriter Giovanni Caccamo
Event description: 

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► Invitation to all Yale students, faculty, fellows, trainees, 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 give a live a cappella performance of his original, “Change” (Il Cambiamento).

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


“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!” - Giovanni Caccamo

Giovanni and his editorial team will select 100 of the most compelling 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.

► REGISTER today for this special event! LEARN how to enter the essay competition!

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


The Manifesto for Change - Youth and Future is the international expansion of the Italian project Parola ai Giovani, which Caccamo conceived and promoted in Italy between 2022 and 2023, in collaboration with the Vatican Museums and MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts. The project was an extension of Caccamo’s latest album Parola. A collection of essays from the Italian project were published in May 2023 in the book Manifesto del cambiamento.

Advanced registration required.