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A discussion on tolerance among Belarusians

May 4, Friday


Cultural Center “Korpus”, 9 Masherova ave., building 8 (metro station “Ploshcha Peramogi”)

Free entrance (registration is required)

Center for New Ideas continues a series of four meetings devoted to the preparation of the most harmful opinions that have settled in the minds of Belarusians. These ideas are remnants of Soviet times, do not have any scientific basis, and only hamper the development of Belarusian society and the country's economy.

The topic of the second discussion will become the tolerance of the Belarusians. Belarus is a multicultural country in which numerous nationalities and social groups peacefully coexist, and patience and tolerance are perceived as national qualities of Belarusians.

But are we really so tolerant? What is tolerance and how to define the border between tolerance and indifference? How do our views change depending on the spheres of life - religious, political, sexual? What needs to be done to ensure that the statement on the tolerance of Belarusians is no longer unfounded, and is this problem being currently addressed by someone?

Our speakers:

Irina Alkhovka, specialist in gender equality, women's rights, prevention of gender-based violence and human trafficking, and management of non-governmental organizations. Head of the International Public Association “Gender Perspectives” and a member of the National Council on Gender Policy under the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

Alexander Avdevich, public activist, head of the Lida inter-district organization of the Public Association “Republican Association of Wheelchair Users”.

Anastasiya Loiko, co-founder and human rights activist in Human Constanta, Master in International Law and European Union Law (EHU).

Prepare your questions and come! As always, we promise you a pleasant company, interesting people and a lively conversation!

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The event was prepared with the support of the European Union. The opinions expressed within the framework of the event do not reflect the official position of the European Union.