Public Defender in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, since 1998, working in the criminal justice system. General Coordinator of Institucional Programs at Defensoria Pública do Rio de Janeiro, dealing with programs for access to justice, strategic litigation and education in human rights. Professor (Criminal Law). Master Degree in Penal Law and Criminology. I expect to exchange informations and experiences with people from different countries about empowering people with knowledge. There is a phrase, said by Paulo Freire (a brazilian educator), that I always use with the groups we work with: “Education does not change the world. Education changes people. People change the world”.