Event 2: Reggio Emilia, Italy
Le nostre domande
Why is it important to remember?
To prevent further atrocities
To preserve history and identity
To seek justice
To document mistakes for younger generations
To stop conflicts but how do we stop them!?
To remember without hatred
To forgive but not necessarily forget
What responsibility do we carry to guard against genocide?
We all carry this responsibility because leaders like President Trump clearly don’t feel responsible!
If we work to be part of a wider identity, we can do this
We must always ask ourselves if our opinion is right.
Critical thinking of ourselves before others
Challenge the judgements we make about other people
Take direct action when we see discrimination
Always question the wisdom of our actions
What can we do to affect change; locally, nationally and internationally, particularly in relation to refugees being welcome in our cities?
Keep informed and share information about what is happening is specific places
Speak with institutions and people in power to exert influence on people in other countries
Maintain dialogue with people. Words not war.
Stay well informed and listen to/read a variety of sources of information
Speak up against injustice
Find out who is perpetuating discrimination and persecution.
What is the power of expressing remembrance and communicating messages through the creative arts?
Sometimes the facts are ugly and difficult to connect with. When you create something visual or musical, it helps you to connect with the material.
These activities are often about individuals, telling their stories or expressing their feelings. This touches people in a way that newspapers and the internet cannot.
It creates a creative, safe space for us to have dialogue
We will carry pictures of the stories in our minds for a long time
People talk while they are making something