ABOUT THE PROJECT
Period of realization:
Week 1 UKnow : Understanding Hate Speech
The first workshop is intended as an introduction to the “No Hate Speech” concept and aims to encourage young people to search ways to actively counter narratives of hate both online and offline. Through team activities participants will try to identify what hate speech is, discuss about causes and results and learn to evaluate information sources. Moreover, participants will be encouraged to work actively against spreading words of hate and sensitise their peers to the problem, aiming at creating a climate in society where hate actions are considered inappropriate. The workshops is designed for people aged 16-35 and is held in English.
Week 2 UFeel: Mov(i)e Against Hate
25rd – 27th July 2018 , Lviv Dovzhenko Centre · Sykhiv
A cinema week with 2 movies that encourage reflections on the meaning of hate and discrimination.
25th July: Wonder (2017)
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will make everyone realize that in diversity there is beauty and strenght.
27th July: Tonya (2017)
Competitive figure skater Tonya Harding was never fully accepted in the figure skating community for not inherently being the image of grace, breeding and privilege that the community wanted to portray, despite she being naturally gifted in the sport athletically. The movie tells the true story about why the young woman was forced to withdraw from the national championship and why she has been forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.
Week 3 UAct: Countering Hate Speech
The second workshop “UAct: countering hate speech” consists of dynamic activities that will enable participants to feel and find creative solutions to counter hate speech in everyday life.
Through personal reflections and team games participants will experience the meaning of hate speech and discrimination first-hand, so that they will feel empathy towards groups targeted by hate speech.
In the second part of the workshop, participants will challenge hate speech narratives and play a role in transformative actions.
The workshops is designed for people aged 16-35 and is held in English.