HIA Fellowship in Warsaw: 2011 Agenda

The theme for the 2011 HIA Felowship in Warsaw was "Poland in Theory and Practice: from Resistance to Solidarity, from Transformation to Civic Society."

Visit the 2011 Warsaw program blog.

June 2

Orientation

June 3

Program Introduction 

Who Is Who: Let’s Get To Know Each Other

  • Introduction by Monika Mazur-Rafał, HIA Poland, Director
  • "Let’s Talk About Humanity in Action, Monika Mazur-Rafał," HIA Poland, President and Director, Magda Szarota, HIA Poland, Board Member and Coordinator Marta Kozłowska, Intern and HIA Senior Fellow
  • "The Role of an Individual in the Society: How to Become a Leader, Change Maker, Activist?" Krzysztof Litwiński, Vice-President Brian Tracy International and leadership trainer
  • "Introduction to the Social Campaign Training," Marek Dorobisz, Creative Director of Ars Thanea

June 4

Social Activism: How To Take Action Nowadays?

  • Let’s Talk About Us In The Program, Monika Mazur-Rafał,Magda Szarota,Marta Kozłowska

June 5

Warsaw: Let’s Get To Know The Surrounding

  • "(In)Visible History and Vibrant Present in the Streets of Warsaw: Guided tour through Warsaw, part 1," Ewa Bratosiewicz, guide Zygmunt’s Column (Old Town)

June 6

Diversity: What Went Missing That Cannot Be Missed?

  • Introduction by Monika Mazur-Rafał, HIA Poland, President and Director
  • "Through the Eyes of Minority/Majority: Mapping Diversities in a Homogenous Country," Konstanty Gebert, writer and columnist
  • "Untangling the Threads: The Roman Catholic Church under Socialism and in the Free Poland," Dr. Sebastian Duda, philosopher, theologist, journalist Newsweek Poland
  • "Stand Guard: The Role of NGOs in Defending Human Rights in Poland," Dr. Adam Bodnar, lawyer and member of the Board of Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
  • Fellows Discussion, facilitated by HIA Poland staff

June 7

Treblinka: Remembering and Honoring the Holocaust

  • Introduction and short discussion by Tomasz Cebulski, historian
  • "Seeing is Believing – Projection of the film: 'The Warsaw Ghetto 1940-1943'" created for the Jewish Historical Institute 
  • Sharing Impressions, facilitated by Tomasz Cebulski
  • Travel to Treblinka by bus
  • "Never Again: The Legacy of Treblinka," Guided by Tomasz Cebulski
  • Fellows’ Discussion, facilitated by Tomasz Cebulski

June 8

Scientific conference, "Human Rights and Their Limits," Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

  • Opening of the Conference, prof. Dr. hab. Mirosław Wyrzykowski, Department of Human Rights, Law and Administration Faculty, Warsaw University
  • Introductory Speech, Prof. Dr. Hab. Jerzy Zajadło, State Theory and Philosophy and Law Department, University of Gdansk 
  • Panel I - "Human Rights in Service of Marginalized and Excluded Groups" 
  • Panel II – "Democracy and Human Rights"
  • Panel III –"Social Rights and People’s Needs" 
  • Panel IV - "Universalism and other Values - are Human Rights Universal Key to Happiness?"
  • Conference Summary, prof. dr hab. Ewa Łętowska, Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences

June 9

'Solidarity in the Making': Defending Human Rights in Poland with Legal Means

  • Introduction by Monika Mazur-Rafał, HIA Poland, President and Director
  • "Never Again?: The Birth of the Human Rights System," prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Motyka, Chair of Sociology of Law and Human Rights, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
  • "From Resistance to Freedom: The Phenomenon of the Solidarity Movement," Andrzej Wielowieyski, Programming Board HIA Poland
  • "Solidarity in the Time of Transformation. Transformation of Solidarity," Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Rychard, Graduate School for Social Research

June 10

'Solidarity in the Making': Defending Human Rights in Poland with Legal Means

  • Introduction by Monika Mazur-Rafał
  • "Assisting Minorities and Protecting the Rights: The Role of the Human Rights Defender in Poland," Anna Błaszczak, Human Rights Defender’s Office
  • "Private Issues in Public Spaces? Street ‘Dialogues’ Between Minorities and Majority," Dr. Elżbieta Korolczuk, 8th March Women’s Agreement, Dr. Kinga Wysieńska, Institute of Public Affairs; Collegium Civitas
  • "After the Summer Program: Taking Action and Leadership in the HIA Context," Monika Mazur-Rafał, Magda Szarota
  • "Sharing Experiences by HIA Senior Fellows," Marta Kozłowska, Intern and HIA Senior Fellow, Marta Poślad, HIA Senior Fellow
  • A get-together with HIA Poland’s Senior Fellows

June 11

Towards the Goal(s)

  • "Sharing Impressions about the Program," Monika Mazur-Rafał, Magda Szarota, HIA Poland, Marta Kozłowska

June 12

Warsaw: Let’s Get To Know The Surroundings

  • "(In)Visible History and Vibrant Present in the Streets of Warsaw, Guided tour through Warsaw, part 2," Ewa Bratosiewicz, guide

June 13

'Solidarity in the Making': Defending and Promoting Human Rights Beyond National Borders

  • "Sharing Experiences in Strengthening Democracy: Solidarity with the East," Tomasz Pisula, Chairman of the Board, The Freedom and Democracy Foundation
  • "Against the Odds: From the Perspective of a Minority Member," Dr. Andrzej Mirga, OSCE/ODIHR, ethnographer and senior adviser on Roma and Sinti issues
  • "At the Crossroads: Between the East and the West - Trafficking in Human Beings in Poland, Stana Buchowska," La Strada, Foundation Against Trafficking in Persons and Slavery

June 14

Solidarity 'in the Making': Assisting People in Need: Direct Help

  • "Break the Routine! Innovative Strategies and Means for Assisting People in Need," Przemysław Sendzielski, Aim High (Mierz Wysoko)
  • "SOS! Situation of Persons Seeking Protection in Poland," Agnieszka Kosowicz, Founder and President of the Polish Migration Forum, Katarzyna Kubin, Vice-president of the Diversity Forum Foundation, project Welcome Centre
  • "Four Walls, No Limits: People with Disabilities, Magda Szarota," HIA Poland, Board Member and Coordinator; Co-founder and Board Member of the Association of Disabled Women

June 15

Solidarity ’in the Making’: Education and Promotion of Human Rights in Poland

  • "Private Issues in Public Spaces? Arts and Media as Means of Human Rights Promotion: the Case of LGBTQ Persons Rights," Ewa Tomaszewicz, gazeta.pl, co-founder of the cabaret Barbie Girls. Wojciech Szot, LGBTQ activist, Co-owner of Abiekt.pl
  • "From Discrimination to Equality in Poland: A Long Way to Go?" Elżbieta Radziszewska, Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment, Karolina Malczyk-Rokicińska, Major of Warsaw’s Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment
  • "Introduction to the Social Campaign Training, part 1," Marek Dorobisz, Creative Director of Ars Thanea

June 16

Introduction Into Social Campaigns

  • "Introduction to the Social Campaign Training, parts 2 - 5," Marek Dorobisz, Creative Director of Ars Thanea 

June 17 

Mentoring & Peer Education, Team-building Exercise

  • "World for Breakfast," Meeting with Pro Futuro secondary school students: cooking together and networking, exchange on experiences in human rights
  • "Introduction to the Social Campaign Training, parts 6 and 7," Marek Dorobisz, Creative Director of Ars Thanea

June 18 – June 19

Developing Ideas, Work in International Teams

June 20

Work in International Teams on Social Campaigns Scenarios

  • "Introduction to the Social Campaign Training, parts 8 and 9," Marek Dorobisz, Creative Director of Ars Thanea
  • "When I Fall Silent - Silent Falls the World," Public event organized by Senior Fellows: Katarzyna Wrzesińska, Johanne Luzyn, Agnieszka Skoneczna and Marta Sykut within their Action Project

June 21

Developing Ideas, Work in International Teams

June 22

Sharing Ideas: First Feedback; Networking Event

  • Meeting with all the groups
  • House party on invitation of Mr. Stefan Twardak, Member of the HIA Poland Programming Board

June 23

Improving Plan after the First Feedback

June 24

Sharing the Reviewed Versions: Second Feedback

  • Group Meetings

June 25 –June 27

Polishing the Scenarios and Preparing Final Presentations

June 28

Showtime: Fellows’ Presentations of Social Campaigns Scenarios

  • Final Presentations

June 29

End of the Program in Poland

  • Closing Remarks & Sharing Impressions
  • Feedback & Evaluations

 

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