Papel & Caneta, a non-profit sector organization, launched the list of 30 voices that fought to make 2021 a better year for the communication industry.
According to a press release, the new list brings together a team of professionals with diverse experiences in the areas of audiovisual, design, entertainment, public relations and advertising.
This Tuesday (14), the organization promoted an event, with the support of FLAGCX, so that people could get to know each other, share their journeys and understand how they can support each other.
Among those selected are names like Felipe Silva, who, this year, left his life as a copywriter in an agency to run Ghana and continue giving life to Escola RUA, the first free advertising school in the country.
The list also includes Juliana Petermann, a professor from Rio Grande do Sul who leads the 50/50 debate on gender equality with students from universities across the country, as well as Pedro Bonn, from Rio de Janeiro and founder of the black culture platform AUR who released, in November, an album with nine tracks and nine music videos to give visibility to black music talents.
“Being on the list has the value of acknowledging the work, but it means, above all, that this is the way to go and that there are many good people walking in the same direction,” said Juliana.
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Pedro Bonn, manager of the YOÙN duo and founder of GOLD, a media group focused on communicating black culture and experiences in music and entertainment.
Yago Freitas e Stella Gaffo, creators of SOMA, a free learning and mentoring program, in partnership with the AKQA agency.
Gabriela de Paula e Camila Tuon, founders of the label CeGê, who created films, video clips, photographs and advertising giving priority to black people, regardless of academic background.
Leo Ribeiro e Yudi Nakaoka, founders of Plan Cubs, a professional sponsorship program that offers technical and emotional support to black, peripheral and LGBTQIA+ youth.
Paula Sousa, writer and creator of Mãellennials, an initiative that discusses parenting and motherhood in the market.
Priscila Tapajowara e Livia Kumaruaura, creators of NATO, a collective for training indigenous youth and which also acts as an audiovisual producer.
Ze Celso Oliveira e Victor Emeka, who launched the The Hiretone Palette, a color palette to represent the skin tones of professionals hired by the advertising market.
Juliana Petermann, professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria in Rio Grande do Sul and creator of the 50/50, a program that unites undergraduate and graduate professors and students as a way of debating gender equity in advertising through conversation circles, workshops and lectures.
Renan Damascena e Thamara Pine, who lead AUÊ, a creative hub of impact and cultural intelligence, and created Radar Preto, which weekly maps issues related to race and the peripheries of Brazil in music, well-being, entertainment and innovation.
Alan Costa, founded of the AfroBapho, a collective of 17 young black LGBTIA+ who work as cultural producers, actors, dancers, singers and drag performers.
Julia Beltron, which launched the initiative “Wakanda is Here“, within the Mynd agency and which works as a nucleus to encourage black people in advertising.
Nay Mendl, Pink Boiler e Well Amorin, founders of Maloka Films, audiovisual producer who works with creative direction and curates and coordinates festivals bringing together black, deviant and peripheral knowledge.
Felipe Silva, who left his career as a copywriter at an agency to lead his own with a team made up only of black professionals, the Win, and led the Escola RUA project, whose mission is to help black, peripheral and LGBTQIAP+ students enter the market.
Luana Protazio, Mariana Moraes e Pryscilla Galvão, who command the RPretas, a public relations collective that, this year, mapped and established connections with black PR professionals across the country.
Felipe Simi, Edu Zanelato, noble ariel e Barbara Lima, who created the Observatory of Diversity in Advertising, a non-profit sector entity that seeks to unite the industry’s leading companies to more quickly advance the diversity & inclusion agenda.