Event 2: Reggio Emilia, Italy

Our questions

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