Family Party: Passion for the Family! Interview with Maurizio Verona, President of the Family Party Association
We had the pleasure of meeting Maurizio Verona, President of Family Party, an Italian association founded by moms and dads in order to spread the joy of family life.
These days, large families are an endangered species, and with their loss comes the disappearance of that sense of belonging and meeting between generations that has marked Western society for centuries. These roots as well as the old, but perpetually relevant, feeling of “creating family” need to be recovered. How was Family Party born with respect to this dynamic, and how does it relate to it?
Family Party is an initiative born in December of 2008 from an idea conceived by two friends, Francesco Brunetto andmyself. Observing the lack of attention our society gives to creating and taking care of environments suitable for families, we glimpsed the possibility of satisfying a family’s need for fun and recreation by private initiatives and gatherings. Family Party was founded in the wake of the “Large Families” movement that created opportunites for family members from different generations to come together, often around a large table, in order to have the pleasure of meeting together and celebrating. A typical picture of these great family meetings was that of adults gathered around a large, long table rich of food. They would be absorbed by intriguing stories, while the youngest children chased each other outside playing in the open air.Read more...