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6th Intercultural Education Fair

The Wrocław Center for Social Development, in cooperation with the Saxony Office in Wrocław, the Regional Representation of the European Commission based in Wrocław and the University of Wrocław, cordially invites you to participate in the 6th Intercultural Education Fair entitled “Twists of Action in Education. Changes and Adaptations to the New Social and Cultural Situation“. Change and adaptation will be the main topic of this year’s edition of the Fair,organized on 23-25 ​​September 2020 in Wrocław, Poland.

In addition to lectures and discussion panels that will be broadcast online from the Center for Jewish Culture and Education in the White Stork synagogue, we have planned, together with our partners, many accompanying events, which will be possible to take part in: workshops, seminars, Brave Cinema film screenings  and meetings related to intercultural issues. To join the online broadcast go to our Fb event or Facebook profile Wielokultury Wrocław.

 
The main topic of this year’s edition of the Fair will be change and adaptation. Change is a natural feature of the world around us, and adaptation to the new reality is its inseparable element. It seems that the pandemic crisis caused the pace of change to accelerate even more – also in the area of ​​intercultural education. The pandemic situation forced educators to react quickly – which, on the one hand, resulted in interesting solutions, and on the other hand, these reactions were not always accompanied by a deeper understanding of the problems. Therefore, it is important to be able to stop and think about what happened and consider possible scenarios for the future.
 
We would like the Fair to become a place – a stop, where we will reflect on what has happened to us in recent months and what may happen in the near future. We want to treat the crisis creatively: as a breakthrough that may become a source of new knowledge, experience and change for the better. We hope that we will learn the methods proven during the crisis in order to be able to face the future better and more efficiently. We will consider the change in a broad context: adaptation, adaptability of concepts, methods and attitudes to the present reality.
 
We care about talking, so we have planned many debates. We will take up the topic of intercultural education in a crisis situation, building intercultural relations that would go beyond the usual roles and divisions in favor of partnership and cooperation. We will ask about the role of education in building and maintaining the identity of national and ethnic minorities in Poland. We will look at minorities that, in the light of the adopted definitions, have not been considered minorities so far: migrants, multicultural families, as well as groups culturally diversified by gender, religion or age. We will raise an important topic of cooperation in the field of intercultural education in European cities and the possibility of children’s participation in politics – not the “big” one, but the local one, changing the immediate surroundings of everyday life. We will look at the experiences of universities in integrating foreign students and employees and we will try to deconstruct the myths about the new Ukrainian migration in our cities. There will also be many film and artistic surprises among the talks.
 
On the occasion of the Fair, it will also be possible to take part in accompanying events – workshops, seminars, film screenings and meetings related to intercultural issues.
 
The program and detailed information about registration and participation can be found on the website www.wielokultury.wroclaw.pl and the Facebook profile of Wielokultury Wrocław.
Participation in the Intercultural Education Fair and all accompanying events is free of charge. However, previous sign-ups are obligatory.
 
Registration for the Fair (panels and accompanying events): form
Registration for the workshop: e-mail addresses provided in the program

Program pdf: fair_program_2020_eng

 

PROGRAM | September 21 (Monday)

 19.30-22.00     Brave Cinema screening: “Anthropocene”: The Human Epoch” and introduction before the film
                        Topics: environment, human domination over the Earth
                        Place: Wrocław, Lower Silesian Film Center, ul. Piłsudskiego 64a
“Anthropocene”
dir. Jennifer Baichwal / Edward Burtynsky / Nicholas de Pencier
distribution: Against Gravity
time: 87 ‘
language of introduction: Polish
language of film projection: various
subtitles: Polish and English
Introduction to the film: Aneta Osuch and Arkadiusz Wierzba (Fundacja Ekorozwoju) and Adam Kruk
 
Synopsis: From the concrete shores of China, which today covers as much as 60% of the Asian mainland coast, to the largest ground-based machinery ever built in Germany. From psychedelic potassium mines in the Russian Urals to metal containers in the city of Norilsk. From the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia to the surreal lithium ponds in the Atacama Desert. Filmed for four years with the use of the latest techniques and high-quality equipment, the film documents the forms and manifestations of human domination over the Earth.
 
We have entered an era in which human activity shapes our planet more than any natural force thus far. The Anthropocene became a reality since the 1950s and ousted the Holocene. The use of the term “human being” in the name is symbolic and has an important informational value – it makes people aware of the dangers and inspires reflection and further research. Are we able to kill nature? Is the Anthropocene the end of the human species? Or maybe the beginning of a new, not necessarily human at all?
Admission with a face coverings

 

PROGRAM | September 22 (Tuesday)

19.30-22.00 Screening of the Brave Cinema film “The Queen of Silence” and a conversation with the invited guest
                   Topics: Roma culture, children’s rights
                   Place: Wrocław, Lower Silesian Film Center, ul. Piłsudskiego 64a
 
“Queen of Ssilence”
 dir. Agnieszka Zwiefka
distribution: Chilli Productions / HBO Polska
time: 80 ‘
language of film projection: Polish and Romani
subtitles: Polish
language of the meeting after the film: Polish
 
Description of the film: the film tells the story of a 10-year-old deaf-mute Denisa – a girl from an illegal Roma encampment – but also the story of the place itself threatened with eviction. Like the rest of the children from the encampment, Denisa has never been to school, cannot write or read, and lives in extremely difficult conditions, without running water, without constant access to electricity. The girl watches Bollywood choreographies all day and tries to recreate them. Since Denisa never learned to speak, dancing is her only language.
 
After the film: an interview with the director of the film – Agnieszka Zwiefka
Host of the meeting: Adam Kruk
 
Admission with a mask
 

PROGRAM | September 23 (Wednesday)

Place: The White Stork Synagogue, ul. Włodkowica 5a (main room)
 
8.30          Official opening of the 6th Intercultural Education Fair
9.00          Introductory lectures
 
Dorota Ogrodzka – Vice-president of the Association of Theater Pedagogues
Dr hab. Michał Bilewicz, Uniwersytet Warszawski
 
9:45          Break
 
10:00        Panel 1: Under the Pandemic’s Magnifying Glass: What We Learned about Ourselves and Intercultural Education in a Crisis Situation?
The pandemic has affected us all – as a group and individually. We want to start our journey to understand how it has influenced changes in education from an individual perspective. During this panel, we will examine, among others what has the time of the pandemic changed in us? How has it influenced our moods and habits? We will also check what surprised us, what was helpful? What emotions are worth working individually or together to feel the strength and willingness to act? We will look at this situation from different perspectives – teacher, educator, parent and child. We will use good practices and tools – local, intercity and international. We will try to name this experience, draw conclusions and look at the possibilities that this change opens in us.
 
Moderator: Sławomir Prusakowski (psychologist, SWPS University of Humanities and Social Sciences, Wrocław)
Panelists: 
Jolanta Graczyk-Ogdem (Chairwoman of the Committee for the Protection of Children’s Rights in Poznań)
Anna Lechowska (President of the Association for Children and Youth SZANSA in Głogów)
Kamila Kamińska-Sztark (President of the Critical Education Association, Rector’s Plenipotentiary for social responsibility, University of Wroclaw)
 
11.30          Break
 
12.00         Panel 2: More than Roles – Building an Intercultural Relationships at School
No one should be alone in school, family or group. We function in networks of various relationships. This network can provide us with a sense of security, especially in situations of change, anxiety and uncertainty.

 

During this panel, we will look at the need to build a relationship with the child in the education process. We will ask if and how building relationships affects effective work with the child, what are the stages and where to start. We will look at the perspectives of the relationship between a student, teacher and parent. We will examine the impact of such relationships on building trust.

 

We will learn about working methods based on building relationships taken from non-formal education, we will try to embed them in everyday school practice and in the new experience of working on-line. Panel participants will learn about specific tools of work on building an understanding and relieving tensions in the intercultural environment.
 
Moderator: Joanna Wajda (Fundacja Dom Pokoju, Wrocław)
Panelists: 
Dorota Ogrodzka (Association of Theater Pedagogues, Warszawa)
Dr Hania Fedorowicz (President of the European Institute for Community Conflict Resolution, Salzburg)
Magdalena Szymańska (Go’n’Act Foundation, Wrocław)

 

13.30          Break
 
14.00          Panel 3: From Minority to Multiplicity
 
The notion of minorities, which is customarily identified with ethnicity and nationality, is clearly changing and expanding today. “Minority” becomes a word that more and more often refers to groups that are culturally diversified also by gender, religion or age. In this context, the division “minority” – “majority” loses its importance – each of us is different, being part of a diverse whole.
 
In this panel, we will talk about the dynamics and changes in the approach to minorities in the city – including schools. We will look at the changing definitions of minorities in education over the past three decades. We will ask about specific groups that, in the light of the adopted definitions, have not been considered minorities so far (migrants, repatriates, Poles returning from abroad, multicultural families).
 
We will also compare the different experiences of people living in a culturally diverse environment every day. How do we express and communicate our diversity in the public space? What should we emphasize in social dialogue: should we emphasize our otherness or should we look for what is common and universal? If so, what could this universality be? Finally, we will ask about radical and moderate attitudes: how to speak to make a dialogue possible? What is the difference between being firm and radical? How do you talk about it at school? What methods will be the most effective in the fight for minority rights in reaching the so-called most?
 
Moderator: Dr. Albert Miściorak (Wrocław Center for Social Development / Intercultural Dialogue Team)
Panelists: Dr Izabela Czerniejewska (Migrant Info Point, Poznań)
Dr Katarzyna Jaśko (Department of Social Psychology, Jagiellonian University in Cracow)
Bartłomiej Ciążyński (Social Advisor to the Mayor of Wrocław for Tolerance and Counteracting Xenophobia)
 
15.30          Break
 
15.45          Panel 4: A Short History of a Long Road: Interviews with Representatives of National and Ethnic Minorities – as part of the 15th anniversary of the Act on National and Ethnic Minorities and Regional Language
 
Education is one of the most important areas for preserving the identity of national and ethnic minorities in Poland. The current system of minority education organization creates theoretically wide opportunities for teaching minority and regional languages ​​as well as other activities aimed at preserving the identity of pupils belonging to minorities, but they are not always used in practice. Minority groups in Poland teaching minority subjects have developed many ways that allow them to achieve their educational goals, and at the same time have for years indicated problems with access to teaching subjects serving to preserve the identity of national and ethnic minorities.
During the panel, we will try to summarise the current state of affairs in minority and multicultural education and show good educational practices as well as personal reflection that can facilitate the integration of children from various multicultural and multilingual backgrounds in schools.
 
The debate will be accompanied by an on-line presentation summarising 15 years of minority education in Poland.
 
Thanks to the presence of a special guest from Saxony, we will also learn about the experiences of our neighbors, which will allow us to exchange good practices and compare different paths of development of minority education.
 
Moderator: Mariola Abkowicz (Union of Polish Karaims)
Panelists: 
Małgorzata Milewska (Ministry for Internal Affairs and Administration, specialist in Roma education)
Grzegorz Kuprianowicz (Chairman of the Joint Commission of the Government and National and Ethnic Minorities, Ukrainian minority) 
Rafał Bartek (former Chairman of the Joint Commission of the Government and National and Ethnic Minorities, German minority) 
Piotr Kwapisiewicz (Jewish Association Czulent, Jewish minority) 
Special guest from Saxony: dr. Beata Brězanowa / Dr. Beate Brězan (head of the “WITAJ” Language Center in Bautzen, the Lusatian Association “Domowina”, the Lusatian minority in Germany)
 
17.15          End
 
19.30-22.00 Brave Cinema screening: “The Taste of Pho” and a conversation with the invited guest (Polish)
(topics: minorities in Poland, migrations)
 
Place: Wrocław, Lower Silesian Film Center, ul. Piłsudskiego 64a
 
“The taste of pho”
dir. Mariko Bobrik
distribution: Five Flavors
time: 84 ‘
language of film projection: Polish
subtitles: Polish and English
language of the meeting after the film: Polish
 
Description of the film: A film about the Vietnamese community in Poland. Ten-year-old Maja hides from her classmates the traditional lunch that her father prepares every morning – a Vietnamese cook, an outstanding pho soup specialist, trying to find his own way in the speeding Warsaw reality. When his longtime boss returns to his native country, the protagonist will have to face the requirements of the new restaurant owner: mastering new culinary skills is a much smaller challenge than raising an increasingly adult and extremely observant daughter on his own.
 
Meeting with the lead actor – Thang Long Do
Host of the meeting: Adam Kruk
 
Admission with a face covering

   PROGRAM | September 24 (Thursday)

Place: The White Stork Synagogue, ul. Włodkowica 5a (main room)
In front of the Synagogue: Café Hoffnung (Hope) from Saxony 

 

9.00          Welcome
 
9.15           Panel 5: Virtual Bridges – Multiculturalism and Communication with the Use of New Technologies at School
 
In the last two decades, we have experienced technological changes that have entailed a whole galaxy of new forms of communication with (and under the influence of which) language evolves faster and faster. As never before, remote communication in real time, using image and sound, enters not only our personal or, occasionally, professional life. It becomes the main work space, replacing classrooms and spaces known from the current school. Multitasking brings many emotions and shows in a new light the pedagogical, ethical and psychological problems known from analog reality, which is why we will talk about ways of dealing with them in remote work and with the use of new solutions. Will it be possible to develop better standards of group work and greater sensitivity to discrimination and hate speech despite the limitations? Panellists with experience in intercultural education will exchange experiences related to specific tools and methods of work.
 
Moderator: Dr. Margaret Amaka Ohia-Nowak (University of Warsaw)
Panelists: Bogumiła Mandat (director of Secondary School No. 15 in Wrocław)
Aneta Osuch (EkoRozwoj Foundation)
Aleksandra Thannhäuser (Primary School No. 90 in Wrocław)
 
10.45         Break
 
11.15           Panel 6: Wrocław on the Intercultural Routes of Europe
 
European countries with a high number of migrants have for many years developed strategies and tools for supporting the integration and education of newcomers. In the panel we will look at the experiences of different parts of Europe in integrating migrants into social life. On the one hand, we will talk about the education of foreign-language children and youth, which consisted of systemic activities, but also methods of non-formal education. On the other hand, we will consider how the civic education of adults in Europe, who also undergo the educational process in the new country, learn about unknown cultural norms and codes. Finally, we will ask if our city is following the previously trodden path or has it developed its own local solutions?
 
Moderator: Patrycja Matusz (Vice-Rector of the University of Wroclaw, Dr hab. Prof. University Wroclaw)
Panelists: Anna Stahl-Czechowska (agitPolska e.V., EAF Berlin. Diversity in Leadership)
Prof. Dr. Rinus Penninx (University of Amsterdam)
 
12.45          Break
 
13.15          Panel 7: Debate with children and youth from the Brave Kids project “I’m Changing the World. How Children and Young People Can Change the World Every Day?
 
Janusz Korczak said that one should say “not to children, but with children” and that children think differently than adults, because “a child cannot think “as an adult”, but can consider serious adult issues as a child; lack of knowledge and experience forces them to think differently”. We will experience this during the intergenerational dialogue of young participants of the Brave Kids project with adults. It will be a multi-threaded conversation about contemporary challenges and possibilities to change the world for the better – not only in big politics, but also in your immediate surroundings – in your school, class, backyard or family. Adults and children will try to name the current challenges and changes in their own languages. In addition, they will share their dreams about possible scenarios for the future …

 

Brave Kids is an artistic and educational project carried out in Wrocław since 2009 by the Pieśń Kozła Theater Culture Association. The main assumption of artistic work based on the principle of “children teach children” is to discover not only your talents, but also your cultural identity. The effect of the annual editions are colorful and multicultural performances.
 
Moderator: Katarzyna Stoparczyk
Participants: Children and youth from the Brave Kids project 
Katja Meier (Saxon Minister of Justice and Democracy, Europe and Gender Equality, Dresden) 
Andrzej Stefański (Chief Social Coordinator in the Ombudsman for Human Rights Warsaw) 
Jacek Wasik (Director of the Regional Representation of the European Commission in Wrocław) 
Jarosław Delewski (Director of the Department of Education, The Municipality of Wroclaw)
 
14.45          Break
 
15.15           Panel 8: The Women Ambassadors of Ukrainian Culture in Poland in a Conversation about the Cultural, Educational and Social Challenges  in Their Communities
          
The actions for the benefit of Ukrainian communities in Poland are very often led by women. They observe how migrants manage to find themselves out in new situations, examine how they live in the local environment, and diagnose migration phenomena at the national level.
 
We will talk with the leaders of the Ukrainian community about the phenomenon of Ukrainian migration from different perspectives: the “old” and “new” migration (we will consider, among others, whether the migrants who came to Poland in 2013-2014 have different goals than the newcomers in 2018- 2020), adaptation and integration (how do new residents of Ukrainian origin find themselves in Wrocław, Kraków, Przemyśl, Warsaw? How do their children cope in schools and kindergartens? How are their parents dealing with it?). We will also talk about the myths about adaptation in Poland and we will try to deconstruct them together.
 
In the second part of the discussion, we will ask if, as leaders / activists in their cities, they have to “break down the door”, or is the local government a support for them? Who helps them and with what effectiveness (institutions, programs, NGOs)? What actions are they taking to counteract intolerance? Finally, we will ask about the challenges and problems related to activities for the benefit of the Ukrainian community.
 
Moderator: Olga Chrebor – Plenipotentiary of the Mayor of Wrocław for Inhabitants of Ukrainian Origin 
Aleksandra Zapolska (Zustricz Foundation, Cracow)
Katarzyna Komar-Macyńska (Ukrainian House in Przemyśl, Union of Ukrainians in Poland, Przemyśl)
Myrosława Keryk (Ukrainian House in Warsaw, Nasz Wybir Foundation, Warsaw)
Yelyzaveta Nahorna (CUKR, Ukraine Foundation, Wrocław)
 
16.45          Technical break
 
16.50-18.00 Final Brave Kids show for Wrocław (online) and Brave Kids happening in the Synagogues courtyard – an intercultural artistic show of Wrocław children and youth participating in this year’s 11th edition of Brave Kids 2020
 
17.15         End of events in the Synagogue

 

Accompanying events
 
16.30          Theatrical performance “Cicho” (Regional Representation of the European Commission based in Wrocław and the Układ Formalny Theater)
Place: Wrocławski Teatr Współczesny, ul. Rzeźnicza 12
 
19.30-22.00 Screening of the Brave Cinema “Eldorado” and an interview with invited guests (English) (topics: migrations, the situation of refugees in Europe)
Place: Wrocław, DCF, ul. Piłsudskiego 64a
 
“Eldorado”
 dir. Markus Imhoff
distribution: Against Gravity
time: 90 ‘
screening language of the film: German
subtitles: Polish and English
language of the meeting after the movie: English
 
About the film: a documentary about migrations during WWII and today. When Markus Imhoof (“More Than Honey”), a film director born in 1941, was a young boy living in Switzerland, his parents took home a young Italian refugee named Giovanna. But global politics separated the two children. Memories of these events prompted him to refer to the current refugee policy in Europe. A film questioning the current system of organized refugee assistance, which reduces them to the role of victims and crushes them into a vicious circle of economic interests. This is what the EU Eldorado looks like.
 
Meeting with guests: Patrycja Matusz (Vice-Rector of the University of Wrocław, Ph.D., prof. Prof. UWr) and Jacek Olejnik, psychologist and former diplomat at the Polish Embassy in Israel, expert of the Tikkunology Foundation
Host of the meeting: Adam Kruk
 
Admission with a face coverings
 

PROGRAM | September 25 (Friday)

Place: The White Stork Synagogue, ul. Włodkowica 5a (main room)
 
9.00         Welcome
 
9.15          Panel 9: Diversity Management: Foreigners at Polish Universities
 
Polish universities are very much involved in activities aimed at attracting students and lecturers from around the world. Internationalization is one of the main tasks faced by Polish universities. It is worth considering what strategies universities are building to attract foreigners? How do they help foreign students, PhD students and lecturers find their place in Polish reality?
 
The panel will be an opportunity to ask important questions about the challenges related to diversity management in the Polish academy. We will try to understand better what is the role of universities in using the potential of foreign students and employees and its impact on the decision about their professional life and settlement in Poland.
 
Moderator: dr hab. prof, Patrycja Matusz (Vice-Rector of the University of Wroclaw, Dr hab. prof. UWr)
Panelists: dr hab. Konrad Pędziwiatr (University of Economics, Cracow)
dr Marta Pachocka (Warsaw School of Economics)
Barbara Skalacka-Harrold (University of Wrocław)

 

10.45         Break
 
11.15          Summary of the Intercultural Education Fair
 
12.15         Break
 
12.30         Artistic performance by Bente Kahan
 
13.00 End
 
Accompanying events

 

15.00-18.00          Workshop with Hakoach cards (Nomada Association, Hakoach Association)
Place: The White Stork Synagogue, ul. Włodkowica 5a (main room)
 
19.30-22.00           Brave Cinema screening: “We Have a Long Day Tomorrow” and a conversation with the invited guest (Polish)
(topics: helping, volunteering, interculturalism, children’s rights)
Place: Wrocław, DCF, ul. Piłsudskiego 64a
 
“We Hhave a Llong Dday Tomorrow”
dir. Paweł Wysoczański
distribution: Black and White Productions / Fundacja dla Somalii
time: 80 ‘
screening language of the film: Hindi
subtitles: Polish and English
language of the meeting after the film: Polish
 
Introduction to the film: Iwona Frydryszak (Brave Kids)
 
About the film: In the Indian Jeevodaya there is an educational and treatment center for lepers and their families. It was here that, thirty years ago, Helena Pyz came from Poland to support sick and hungry children. Over the years, she feels her weakness more and more clearly, but her strength of character prevents her from giving up to her own illness. Long-term documentary observation allows us to understand what the unique role of the doctor was. Doctor Helena seems to be the only person who notices the meaning of the center’s activities and its disinterested nature.
 
Post-film meeting with the director – Paweł Wysoczański
Host of the meeting: Adam Kruk
Admission with a face covering
 
* the program may change, the current version will be available at www.wielokultury.wroclaw.pl
 
WORKSHOPS
Workshops “One World – Climate Refugees”
 
The climate and ecological crisis is hitting hardest today those who contributed to it to a small extent. The United Nations estimates that by 2050, due to the various effects of current climate change, 200 million people will be forced to flee their homes. It is not only a forecast for the distant future, but a process that is already taking place in front of our eyes. Can we stop it or even slow it down? How can we support those with whom we share the only planet available to us?
 
During the workshops conducted by the educators of EkoCentrum Wrocław, we will try to find answers to these questions together, looking at the conclusions that can be drawn from the latest reports of climate scientists. Breaks are planned during the workshops.
 
Settled time: September 29, 2020
Time: 15.00-19.00
Place: Dom Europy, ul. Widok 10, Wrocław
Conductors: Aneta Osuch and Arkadiusz Wierzba (Fundacja EkoRozwoju / EkoCentrum Wrocław)
Registration: katarzyna.malinowska1@ec.europa.eu
 
Seminar “The Work of Roma Education Assistants – Supporting Children, Parents and Schools”
 
The aim of the seminar will be to present the benefits and challenges related to the work of Roma education assistants, as well as to enable meeting and exchange of experiences for all people involved in supporting students from the Roma community. We will show the importance and effects of assistants’ work for children, parents and teaching staff. Together with the invited guests, we would like to create a space for discussion on the methods, tools, difficulties, successes and good practices in the work of Roma education assistants / teachers, educators and pedagogues supporting Roma students. Moderation: Dr. Ewa Jupowiecka (Nomada Association)
Panelists: Mindra Ciurar (Assistant of Roma families), Maria Łój (Teacher supporting Roma students), Roksana Stojowska (Assistant of Roma education)
 
Settled time: 23.09.2020
Time: 10.30-13.30
Place: Recepcja club and cafe, ul. Ruska 46a Wrocław
Registration: at the email address nomada@nomada.info.pl
 
Seminar “Intercultural Assistant at School – Role, Benefits, Challenges”
 
The aim of the seminar is to present and popularize the work of intercultural assistants. The meeting will be an opportunity to exchange experiences and discuss the specifics of work, requirements, benefits of cooperation between schools and intercultural assistants, as well as solutions implemented in various cities. In the second part of the seminar, a presentation of the work of the nationwide Coalition for strengthening the role of intercultural and Roma assistants in the education system in Poland will be presented. After the panel speeches, there will be an opportunity to consult experts in the field of education of children with migration experience. We invite both current and future intercultural assistants as well as representatives of schools, non-governmental organizations and the Department of Education of the Medical University. Moderation: Dr. Ewa Jupowiecka (Nomada Association). Panelists: Urszula Majcher-Legawiec (Mikołaj Rej Foundation), Agnieszka Kozakoszczak, Anna Górska (Foundation for Social Diversity)
 
Settled time: 24.09.2020 
Time: 12.00-15.00
Place: Recepcja club and cafe, ul. Ruska 46a Wrocław
Registration by email: nomada@nomada.info.pl
 
“Intercultural Primer” Workshop with HaKoach cards
“Intercultural Primer” is a workshop aimed at teachers and educators, presenting a new educational method based on the “Primer HaKoach” (https://hakoach.eu). The “HaKoach Primer” is a set of cards based on the Hebrew alphabet. The cards contain stories, legends and curiosities from the colorful history of the Jewish nation, introduce them to the world of Judaic symbolism and mysticism. They are accompanied by questions and tasks to be performed.
 
The workshop will cover such issues as: What characterizes Judaism and Jewish culture? What divides and what connects Jewish culture with other cultures? What are stereotypes and how do they influence our thinking? What is empathy? What does multiculturalism give us?
 
The workshop will present an educational game and how to use it in classes with primary and secondary school students, introducing them to the subject of Jewish culture and containing elements of anti-discrimination education. The workshop will be conducted by: Eliza Gaust, Dawid Gurfinkiel (HaKoach Association)
 
Settled time: 25.09.2020
Time: 15.00-18.00
Place: Wrocław, White Stork Synagogue, main hall
Registration: at the email address nomada@nomada.info.pl
 
The show “Cicho/Silent”
 
The performance is based on the drama by Magdalena Drab “Lecture/Theme/Igor”. The fate of the main character is inspired by the stories of representatives of the Ukrainian minority living in Wrocław. Igor is not excited about his first day at Polish school. He spins thousands of dark scenarios, he is afraid of disapproval. Why? After all, the worst is theoretically behind him.
 
The performance “Cicho/Silent” is part of a project carried out by the Układ Formalny Theater foundation in co-production with Wrocław Contemporary Theater.
 
The performance will be followed by a 30-minute presentation of the method of working with young people.
 
Settled time: 24.09.2020
Time: 16.30-17.30, at 17.30-18.00 presentation of the method of working with youth
Place: Wrocław Contemporary Theater, ul. Rzeźnicza 12
Enrollment: free tickets can be booked at rezerwacja@wteatrw.pl or collected in person at the theater box office
 
Brave Kids workshops: “Brave Kids Work Model”
 
The aim of the workshop is to present the model of working with intercultural groups, created and developed under the Brave Kids project. The “Children Teach Children” model of work is a learning process rooted in empathy and confidence of participants in their own abilities, not only as artists, but also as leaders in their communities. The method of work puts participants in the center, giving them the opportunity to express themselves, their needs, and share their talents. In practice, this means that the participants share their skills with others. The model is based on specific exercises that activate participants based on their individual potential, simulate the assumption of various social roles (e.g. a leader), which then translate into everyday life. Workshops are based on a partnership between adults and children, there is a principle of respect and openness.
 
The workshop will be conducted in Polish with the possibility of translation into English for willing participants. The seminar will be conducted by experienced Brave Kids instructors – Agnieszka Ćwieląg and Mary Sadowska-Łakomy. The seminar is intended for educators, teachers, pedagogues, people who work creatively with children and youth.
 
Settled time: 29.09.2020
Time: 16.00-19.00
Place: Wrocław, University Library, ul. F. Joliot-Curie, exhibition hall
Registration: by email at agnieszka.cwielag@bravefestival.pl
 
Workshop “Democracy Can Be Learned. How Do We Support Democracy and the Development of Civil Society? – Saxony’s Perspective “
 
The aim of the workshop is to present the methods of working with young people and adults in the field of democracy support and the development of civil society used by German experts from Saxony. During the 2-day workshop, among others, a game that teaches democratic decision-making. It will be an opportunity not only to learn about new tools of educational work, but also to compare the methods of work from Poland and Germany in the field of teaching democracy. The workshop will be conducted in Polish by Justyna David, a speaker from the Landeszentrale f. Politische Bildung, who works in Saxony on a daily basis in this field. The workshop is intended for people interested in innovative methods of work, system solutions in the field of learning about human rights and democracy.
 
Date: 22 – 23.10.2020
Time: 15.00-18.00 (6 hours in total)
Place: Wrocław, Saxony Office, Max Born Forum, Pl. Wolności 4
Registration and information: anna.leniart@pl.sk.sachsen.de
 
Seminar “Preparation Classes in Wrocław” – summary of the first year of the project and meeting of partners
  
The seminar is aimed at teachers and school principals with preparation classes from Wrocław. The aim of the meeting is not only to summarize the first year of piloting the Wrocław network of schools with preparation classes, but also to meet partners and exchange good practices, including participation in the 1st Multicultural Youth Forum. During the seminar, the current challenges and possibilities for further development of the project will also be discussed. The meeting will also be an opportunity to learn about German experiences in this area and talk about the continuation of Polish-German cooperation with the participation of Petra Bilz from Saxony. The event is closed.
 
Settled time: 28.09.2020
Time: 11.00-16.00
Place: General Secondary School Nr XV im. mjr. Piotra Wysockiego, ul. Wojrowicka 58, Wrocław
More information: manuela.plizga-jonarska@wcrs.wroclaw.pl
 
I Forum of Multicultural Youth
 
The forum is addressed to students of secondary schools in Wrocław and will be held at LO No. XV in Wrocław, which has been a good example of a multicultural school for several years. The event aims to exchange ideas between young people for whom Wrocław is their hometown and those who found their second homeland in it.
Participants will talk about their shared school life and experiences in building a common space, which is school. The aim of the Forum is, above all, to make people aware of others and to talk about the opportunities that education brings in a multicultural environment. The event is organized by the FREYA Foundation and the Secondary School No. XV in Wrocław. The event is closed, but the organizers plan to broadcast the event online.
 
Settled time: 28.09.2020
Time: 11.00-12.30
Place: Wrocław, Secondary School Nr XV im. mjr. Piotra Wysockiego, ul. Wojrowicka 58 and online (FB/Fundacja.Freya and FB/loxvwroclaw)
More information: FB/Fundacja.Freya, www.freya.org.pl oraz fundacja@freya.org.pl 
 
Workshops “COOLturally around the World”
 
The workshops are addressed to primary school students (grades 1-3 and 4-6) and are conducted by a trainer from the FREYA Foundation and students of the High School no. 15 in Wrocław. The workshop consists of two parts: at the beginning, students receive a work card, and the instructors present the selected country, its traditions, history and customs in an interesting way. In the second part, students use various techniques to make art work in line with the topic of the workshop. Each of the four workshops will be a presentation of a different country – Great Britain, USA, Ireland and Australia. The aim of the workshop is to deepen the knowledge of the culture, history and traditions of various countries, to sensitize children to cultural diversity in the world and to create an attitude of openness and respect towards the world and people. The event is organized by the FREYA Foundation and the Secondary School No. XV in Wrocław. The event is closed. Workshops “COOLturally around the world” are part of the project carried out by the FREYA Foundation in Wrocław schools since 2010. Each school can apply to participate in the workshops by sending an application to the Foundation’s address.
 
Date: 21-22.09.2020
Place: Primary School No. 23 in Wrocław
More information: FB/Fundacja.Freya, www.freya.org.pl oraz fundacja@freya.org.pl 
 
Workshop “One for All – All for One. Why Is It Worth Integrating and How to Do It to Create a Group? “
 
Returning to school after summer is always a difficult time – both for students and teachers. This year’s September will be exceptional, however. The period of the pandemic meant that the students spent almost six months without direct contact with each other, which is likely to radically change the structure of relations in the classroom. Therefore, integration activities will become key – they will allow you to get to know each other again, but also to develop new rules of cooperation and communication. The role of integrating activities as an important factor shaping pro-social attitudes, a sense of mutual responsibility and counteracting peer violence will be discussed by the conflict management trainers in the school environment – Dorota Whitten and Joanna Wajda.
 
The meeting will provide practical tips on how to organize integration activities in order to take full advantage of the strength of building relationships in the classroom. Methods: workshop work with presentation elements. Benefits of participation: training is a chance to gain new skills, looking at integration as an effective tool for counteracting peer violence, giving the opportunity to share your own experience. The workshop is dedicated to teachers, especially teachers of grades IV-VIII of primary schools.
 
Settled time: 30.09.2020
Time: 14.00-16.00
Place: Wrocław, Info Point Łokietka 5, ul. Wł. Łokietka 5/1
Registration: to the email address dompokoju@dompokoju.org
 
Ambassadors of Dialogue – autumn meetings in Szczytnicki Park
 
The autumn meetings of the Ambassadors of Dialogue are aimed at summarizing the activities so far, integrating the group after the break, developing new rules of cooperation and discussing plans for the 2020/2021 school year.
 
Ambassadors of Dialogue is an educational project from Wrocław, the aim of which is to raise intercultural competences, deepen interest in the subject of openness, counteracting discrimination, and develop an atmosphere of dialogue in schools and kindergartens. The project brings together people working in Wrocław educational institutions: teachers and pedagogues, educators, employees of community centers, libraries and others.
 
Dates: 27.08.2020, 10.09.2020 and as needed
Time: 15.00-17.00
Place: church in Szczytnicki Park
More information about the project: www.wielokultury.wroclaw.pl/edukacja-ambasadorzy-dialogu
Contact: maria.adamiec@wcrs.wroclaw.pl
 
Intercultural workshops for students “All Colors of Wrocław” (in English)
 
We are different, we are extraordinary – this is the message of our intercultural workshops. They respond to the need to acquire knowledge and build attitudes of understanding for cultural diversity and openness to the presence of people of different origins. The classes are designed to equip students with competences that allow them to efficiently and without fear move in an increasingly multicultural community. The workshops also provide a foundation for sensitivity and respect for key aspects of diverse cultures. Going one step further, we want to show workshop participants that cultural diversity not only can be, but actually is a positive factor in the functioning of the entire local community. The aim is to show how ethnic, cultural or religious diversity – when understood, accepted and valued – enriches social reality and stimulates development.
 
We invite students on an 8-hour journey through interculturalism with experienced trainers and volunteers from abroad. The persons responsible for conducting the workshops have many years of experience in working with young people from an intercultural environment. Additionally, they have a wide range of tools that assume active participation and interactive forms of work. The classes will be conducted by: Dorota Pawelska, Marta Kanarkiewicz, Hanna Darafeichyk, Paulina Bilska-Marek and Karolina Przybysz.
 
Classes are conducted in English.
 
The workshops are carried out by the MODE Foundation and financed by the City of Wrocław as part of the program “Support for Intercultural Dialogue in Schools and Kindergartens”. There will be 25 workshops in total, each lasting 8 hours (2 days x 4 hours). Recruitment is open to primary and secondary school students from Wrocław and lasts until the end of November 2020. Classes can be carried out until December 20, 2020.
 
Dates: October – December 2020
Hours: 4 hours x 2 days (8 hours in total)
Place: Wrocław, location to be confirmed
Registration and information: aneta@modefoundation.com
 
Workshops on the use of online tools for teachers
 
The current pandemic situation has forced many teachers to redefine the way they work, transfer classes to online platforms and use remote working tools. The proposed workshop aims to familiarize teachers with selected online work tools and show how they can be used to support the learning process. A very important part of the workshop will be to discuss the principles of working with the student in the online space, which allow to strengthen the inclusiveness of the educational process.
 
Classes will be conducted in accordance with the principle of “learning by doing”, using non-formal education methods, adapted to working remotely. Workshop participants will broaden their knowledge of ICT tools, and will also strengthen their online diversity management skills. The workshop will last 2 hours and will be conducted by an experienced intercultural trainer and online facilitator – Ms Marta Kanarkiewicz.
 
The workshop is an introduction to the full training offered by the MODE Foundation as part of the task of educating teachers and educators.
 
Settled time: 1.10.2020
Time: 15.00-17.00
Place: online
Registration and more information: at marta@modefoundation.com
 
Intercultural workshops for teachers “All the Colors of Wrocław”
 
Contemporary school is more and more often multicultural, and teachers and educators face difficult tasks related, on the one hand, to educating students representing other cultures, and, on the other hand, building social bonds in a multicultural classroom. This requires knowledge, but also sensitivity to intercultural differences and the benefits we can derive from diversity and living in an intercultural environment. The aim of the workshop is to deepen educators’ knowledge of issues related to intercultural education – such as intercultural communication or stereotypes and prejudices, and to understand their impact on the learning process. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the theoretical aspects of the issues discussed, and learn about the intercultural learning processes on their own, thanks to the use of activating methods and tools derived from non-formal education.
 
The workshop will be conducted by an experienced intercultural trainer and dialogue facilitator – Ms Marta Kanarkiewicz from the MODE Foundation as part of the program of the City of Wrocław “Support for intercultural dialogue in schools and kindergartens”. There will be a total of 3 workshops, each lasting 8 hours (2 days x 4 hours). Recruitment is open to all primary and secondary school teachers in Wrocław and lasts until the end of November 2020. Classes can be conducted until December 20, 2020.
 
Term: October – December 2020
Hours: 4 hours x 2 days (8 hours in total)
Place: Wrocław, location to be confirmed
Registration and more information: aneta@modefoundation.com
 
Online workshop “Otijot o misparim – Letters or Numbers? An Introduction to the Hebrew Alphabet with Elements of Gematria”
 
The workshop is organized as part of the European Day of Foreign Languages ​​2020. The two-hour meeting consists of two parts: the first covers an introduction to gematria and presents the rules for converting the numerical values ​​of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, the second focuses on the cursive notation of participants’ names. The aim of the workshop is not only to introduce the participants to the theory, but also to encourage them to further explore their knowledge on their own – participants will receive materials that will allow them to continue learning Hebrew cursive writing. The workshops will be conducted in Polish. The training will be conducted by Anna Nowogońska, a Judaist. The workshop is intended for high school students.
Benefits from participation: familiarizing participants with the basics of gematria, that is, converting the numerical values ​​of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, presenting the basics of cursive (manual) writing of the Hebrew alphabet, the ability to write your name in the Hebrew alphabet.
 
Settled time: 17.09.2020
Time: 13.00-15.00
Place: online meeting
Registration: by email anna@modefoundation.com
 
Accompanying events (no streaming and no translation):
 
1) Brave Cinema (organizer: Pieśń Kozła Theater Association)
 
The Brave Cinema Film Review is an event that was organized for the first time in 2006 as part of the “Brave Festival – Against Expulsions from Culture” – the only Polish review of these cultures, traditions and rites from around the world, which despite its unique character and high of artistic value remain little or even completely unknown to the general public. Brave Cinema, conceived as a nationally unique presentation of cultural and anthropological feature and documentary films, presents carefully selected film works from around the world, created in various languages ​​and techniques, bringing Polish viewers closer to more or less distant cultures, unknown stories and interesting phenomena. This year’s Brave Cinema program will consist of full-length films portraying such current topics as children’s rights, migrations, including the situation of national and ethnic minorities in Poland, the status of refugees in Europe, and how human activity shapes our planet. The screenings will be complemented by debates and meetings with experts and filmmakers that will expand the multi-threaded and capacious subject of the review.
 
More about Brave Cinema: www.bravefestival.pl;  FB: https://www.facebook.com/BraveCinema/
 
2) European Day of Languages ​​(Regional Representation of the European Commission – coordinator Krzyszof Nalepa)
 
In 2020, the European Day of Languages ​​falls on September 26 (Saturday). The European Day of Languages ​​was established in 2001, during the inaugural conference of the European Year of Foreign Languages.
 
The European Day of Languages ​​is celebrated on the initiative of the Council of Europe and in cooperation with the European Commission.
As part of the celebration of up to 800 million Europeans from 47 countries represented in the Council of Europe by their representatives, a call is made to undertake the learning of more languages, regardless of the age of learners and the form of education – school or non-school. The Council of Europe, convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool by which it is possible to achieve greater mutual understanding between different cultures, and that linguistic diversity is a key factor in our continent’s rich cultural heritage, makes efforts to promote multilingualism throughout Europe.
This year’s celebration of the European Day of Languages ​​in Wrocław will include a number of events and initiatives to promote language learning, multilingualism and multiculturalism. This year’s EDJ program will include, among others workshops, webinars, demonstration lessons, film screenings, online exhibitions and more.
More information on the event website  http://edj.wroclaw.pl/
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