International Conference “Tolerance and Diversity”

27.02.2018

 The Jewish community of Latvia and museum “Jews in Latvia” are organizing international seminar “Tolerance and Multiculturalism” devoted to the methodology and approaches in teaching sensitive historical issue history of the genocides as well as tolerance multiculturalism and human rights education in Latvia and worldwide.
We invite teachers of history, social sciences, museum pedagogues and other representatives of formal and informal education as well as journalists, librarians, museum employees and other workers of the cultural field to join this seminar.

The seminar will bilingual English/Latvian with the possibility of Simultaneous translation.
To participate seminar fill this online form till the 5 March.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFvsXPJ7umCGNGkJ8TOlB7CE1W1463xGuIr2SHZSZUYK2b6w/viewform?c=0&w=1

More information – 67283484, 29435005, Marina Geht, museums "Jews in Latvia" deputy director.
The seminar will happen as part of European program’s “Europe for Citizens” project “Jews. United We Stand”.

 

Conference

“Tolerance and Diversity”

Teaching about sensitive historical questions and raising tolerance

through historical education

 

15.03.2018.

Riga Jewish Community, Skolas 6, Riga

 

9.15 – 9.30 Opening of the seminar

9.30 – 10.45 Dr. Didzis Bērziņš (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Latvia).  The psychological and social roots of prejudices and phobia.

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.15 Iļja Ļenskis (Museum “Jews in Latvia”, director) The history of antisemitism

12.15 – 13.30 Jekaterina Tumule (Centre for the Human Rights) Manifestations of intolerance – from prejudice to hate crimes

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 15.45 Workshops / Presentations / Discussions in groups

15.50 – 17.05 Workshops / Presentations / Discussions in groups

 

Workshops / Presentations / Discussions in groups:

(without translation)

 

I session

-  Dr. Kaspars Zellis (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia).

Nazi antisemitic propaganda: shaping the hatred (LV).

-  Danute Grīnfelde (Association of History Teachers).

Between the moralization and not-intervention: a teacher and the sensitive historical questions at school (LV).

-  Jekaterina Tumule (Latvian Center for Human Rights).

Hate speech around us and on the Internet (LV).

-  George Steele (AfroLat Association, Latvia)

Confronting my inner bigot (ENG)

II session

-  Dr. Kaspars Zellis (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia).

Roma genocide perception in Roma community and general society (LV). 

-  Danute Grīnfelde (Association of History Teachers).

Between the moralization and not-intervention: a teacher and the sensitive historical questions at school (LV).

-  Dace Saleniece (Expert on Holocaust education).

Schoolchildren’s reaction to the intolerance. Lesson of the past nowadays (LV).

-  Dagmara Manka-Wizor (POLIN museum, Warsaw, Poland)

How to deal with discrimination in the classroom/bus/office (ENG)

-  Ruta Ostrovskaja (Educator, Lithuania)

“Faces of Diversity“ and our Understanding of Tolerance (ENG)

 

18.00 Social event at the Riga Synagogue – klezmer music, kosher snacks, presentation on Jewish culture and traditions.

 

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