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Welcome to the blog summing up the "Faces of Diversity" project!

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The Faces of Diversity series, part of the adult education program, has been run by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in the years (2013-2017). The series provided an opportunity to gain knowledge on cultural, ethnic, religious and social diversity. It offered a space for reflection on prejudices and stereotypes, and for building a platform of multicultural dialogue. Within the series, numerous events were organized; they covered various aspects of multiculturalism, anti-discriminatory activities, artistic residences, programs for people with all sorts of disabilities, creative workshops, meetings, debates, activities within urban space, and exhibitions.

Over 340 events, in which approximately 40,000 people participated, were organized as part of the program. These were both events open to a wide audience and initiatives based on close, intimate group meetings and processes. By way of a variety of activities, we encouraged people to seek historical analogies in the contemporary world, to approach the reality in a critical manner, to develop cross-cultural competences, to act in defense of the groups threatened with exclusion, and – finally – to take full advantage of diversity.

  • Watch again our short film on the Faces on Diversity series: >>watch it
  • Read the blog which sums up several years of realisation of the project:

The Faces of Diversity component was realised as part of the Jewish Cultural Heritage program, in partnership with the HL-Center in Norway and the European Wergeland Center.

Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.