2013 Program in Warsaw

The theme for the 2013 Humanity in Action Felowship in Warsaw is “Poland in Theory and Practice: from Resistance to Solidarity, from Transformation to Civic Society.”

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June 1

Opening and Program Introduction; Who Is Who: Let’s Get to Know Each Other

  • Get Together, Dinner

June 2

Opening and Program Introduction; Who Is Who: Let’s Get to Know Each Other

  • Introduction by Monika Mazur-Rafał, Director and President of the Managing Board of Humanity in Action Poland
  • "Let’s Talk about Us," Monika Mazur-Rafał, Director and President of the Managing Board of Humanity in Action Poland and Magda Szarota, Board Member and Communications Director of Humanity in Action Poland
  • "Let’s Talk about the Program," Humanity in Action Poland staff
  • "Let’s Talk about Us in the Program," Humanity in Action Poland staff 

June 3

Opening and Program Introduction; Who Is Who: Let’s Get to Know Each Other

  • Output Phase: "Why, What, How?" Humanity in Action Poland staff 
  • "Let’s Talk about Humanity in Action & Humanity in Action Poland," Humanity in Action Poland staff
  • "How to Make Something out of Nothing? Taking Action and Leadership in After the Humanity in Action Fellowship," Members of the  Humanity in Action Poland Senior Fellows Network
  • Visit to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews
  • "Lessons from the Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto and a New Generation of Polish Heroes," Prof. Philip Zimbardo

June 4

Great Leaders and their Impact

  • "Leader in Me," Małgorzata Steiner, Collegium Civitas
  • Visit to the Karski Foundation
  • "The Power of One: Jan Karski," Wojciech Białożyt, Executive Director of the Karski Foundation and Eugeniusz Smolar, Director for 2014 Jan Karski Centennial, Karski Foundation and Programming Board Member of Humanity in Action Poland
  • "Through the Eyes of Minority/Majority: Mapping Diversities in a Homogenous Country," Konstanty Gebert, writer and columnist

June 5

Treblinka Site Visit: To the Memory of Janusz Korczak

Extermination/Commemoration/Resistance

  • Introduction by Magda Szarota, Communications Director and Board Member of Humanity in Action Poland
  • Seeing is Believing – Projection of the film: “The Warsaw Ghetto 1940-1943” created for the Jewish Historical Institute 
  • Sharing Impressions, facilitated by historian Tomasz Cebulski
  • Travel to Treblinka by bus
  • Umschlagplatz
  • "Never Again: The Legacy of Treblinka," Guided by Tomasz Cebulski
  • Individual time 
  • Fellows’ Discussion, facilitated by Tomasz Cebulski
  • Return to Warsaw by bus

June 6

Solidarity in the Time of Transformation. 

Transformation of Solidarity

  • "The Legacy of the WW II and the Holocaust for Poland," film screening and discussion 
  • "Together We Stand: The Phenomenon of the Solidarity Movement," Czesław Bielecki, architect, publicist, former member of opposition and politician 
  • "Untangling the Threads: Poles and the Roman-Catholic Church," Marek Zając, journalist and publicist
  • Fellows discussion

June 7

Poland Today in General:Human Rights Prevention and Protection

  • "Stand Guard: The Role of NGOs in Defending Human Rights in Poland," Katarzyna Wencel, Association for Legal Intervention
  • "Minorities and Protecting the Rights: an Academic Perspective," Prof. Mirosław Wyrzykowski, University of Warsaw, Law and Administration Department 
  • Fellows discussion

June 8

Towards the Goal(s) 

Warsaw: Let’s Get To Know The Surroundings

  • Team building- Humanity in Action Poland staff 
  • Sharing Impressions about the Program- Humanity in Action Poland staff
  • Guided tour through Warsaw: "(In)Visible History and Vibrant Present in the Streets of Warsaw," Ewa Bratosiewicz, guide

June 9

Networking

  • Meeting with HIA Senior Fellows

June 10

Women: Lost in Transformation?

  • "Women: a Discriminated Majority?" Karolina Kędziora, Polish Society for Anti-Discrimination Law, Feminoteka
  • "Women's Rights in Practice: Private Issues in Public Spaces?" Dr. Partycja Dołowy, MaMa Foundation and Dr Elżbieta Korolczuk, sociologist, 8th of March Women's Agreement
  • Fellows discussion

June 11

Economic Exclusion

  • "Polish Transformation: Forging a New Social Order?" Prof. Dr hab. Anna Giza Poleszczuk, Warsaw University and Shipyard 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
  • "Break the Routine! Innovative Strategies and Means for Assisting Street Children," Tomasz Rudziński, Mierz Wysoko ("Aim High")

June 12

Migrants, Refugees & Diversity

  • "Diversity in Theory and Practice. The Challenges of a Homogenous Country," Katarzyna Kubin, President of the Diversity Forum Foundation
  • "SOS! Situation of Persons Seeking Protection and a ‘Better Life’ in Poland," Agnieszka Kosowicz, President of the Polish Migration Forum Foundation
  • "How to Play Soccer Fair: Ways of Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance," Jacek Purski, Never Again Association

June 13

LBGTQ Rights 

  • "A Moving Frontier: Combating Marginalization and Invisibility of LGBTQ Persons," Agnieszka Weseli, historian, feminist, activist
  • "Private Issues in Public Spaces? Arts and Media as Means of Human Rights Promotion: the Case of LGBTQ Rights," Ewa Tomaszewicz, social activist

June 14

People with Disabilities in Poland

  • Introduction by Magda Szarota, HIA Poland, Board Member and Communications Director of Humanity in Action Poland; Co-founder and Board Member of the Association of Disabled Women ONE.pl
  • "Four Walls, No Limits: Situation of People with Disabilities," Magda Szarota and Monika Mazur-Rafał
  • "Disabling or Enabling? The Representation of People with Disabilities in the Polish Media," Tomasz Przybyszewski, Integration Magazine
  • "Action Projects: What’s up?" Humanity in Action Poland staff

June 15

Let’s Get Down To Work: Training of Trainers, Introduction, Day 1

  • Interactive workshop with Marta Brzezińska-Hubert, trainer

June 16

Day off 

June 17

Training of Trainers, Introduction, Day 2

  • Interactive workshop with Marta Brzezińska-Hubert, trainer

June 18

Training of Trainers, Introduction, Day 3

  • Interactive workshop with Marta Brzezińska-Hubert, trainer

 

June 19

Workshop planning: goals

Collecting historical sources

Making interviews

  • Visit Karta Center
  • "Documenting the Past: Working for the Future," Alicja Wancerz-Gluza, Board Member of Karta Center and Agnieszka Kudełka, historian of Karta Center

June 20

Drafting workshop scenarios

  • Brainstorm on interesting exercises
  • Informal consultations 
  • 100-word abstract on planned Action Project due 

June 21

  • Group Presentations of First Ideas
  • Oral and Written Feedback 

June 22

  • Work in teams on Action Projects
  • Improving workshop scenarios 

June 23

  • Work in teams on Action Projects 

June 24

  • Prepare final presentations 

June 25

Showtime: Fellows’ Presentations of Workshop Scenarios

  • Public presentation of final projects 

June 26

End of the 2013 Fellowship in Warsaw 

  • Closing Remarks and presentation of certificates
  • Official Conclusion of the Fellowship

June 27

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