The information campaign “Racism. Say it to fight it” is conducted within the framework of the project titled Immigrants against hate crimes – how to effectively assert your rights, carried out by the Ministry of the Interior. The project has been originated by the Human Rights Protection Team operating within the Department of Control, Complaints and Petitions of the Ministry of the Interior, which, on a day to day basis, monitors cases related to hate crimes and takes actions in order to prevent that kind of incidents.
On 4th.02.2014, at Clark university in Lodz, we had a pleasure to successfully organize a roundtable meeting aimed at providing a forum for ethnic minorities, govrnment institutions and community leaders to discuss issues of common concern in Poland. The theme of the meeting was on “Contemporary forms of racism and xenophobia affecting ethnic minorities in Poland”. The issues discussed included; • Hate crimes • Discrimination in the workplace , education and accommodation, • Policing policies, • Social inclusion, • Immigration and related issues,
James Omolo as a representative of Afryka Connect Foundation, took part in a study tour for people of African descent living in Europe held in Washington DC,United states. The meeting was on human rights issues affecting the people of African descent. The initiative was sponsored by the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe and The Helsinki Commission Foundation.
The project is aimed at young people aged 15 – 25 years, it will be an interactive space exploration to answer the question : what for each participant is to be who you are. The workshop will be a way to support the process of finding their own identity. Identity development is a process common to all young people and have an impact on both the experience of the body , its relations with the outside world as well as to how it interprets these experiences . The project aims to show how the identity of young people is determined
October 15 at Bielański Cultural Centre (BOK) we inaugurated a Project “SHARE CULTURE with seniors! The first meeting was a lecture, led by Elmi Abdi, a Somalian living in Warsaw, President of the Somali Association in Poland. Participants learned the basic information about the diversity of Africa on the basis of interesting examples including stories and photographs. The second part of the lecture at the BOK will be October 29 from 12-12:45. We invite you to participate!