April 25th: Liberation Day

«On April 25th, we celebrate a festivity that has a beautiful name: Liberation Day. Not the Day of Freedom but the Day of Liberation. What’s the difference? They are two beautiful but different concepts. Freedom is a fact, a reality in which we live and which may have been given to us by others. Liberation, on the other hand, is an act, a process, an achievement. And all the stories of liberation teach us that it is not enough to be free, we must know how to fight for our freedom. We must want it and defend it. Only those who experience not only freedom but also liberation may be said to be truly free».
This is the incipit of the reflection that the director of the ICI in New York Fabio Finotti has shared with us in a video that you can watch in the Atrium of the “Stanze Italiane”.

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