“Europe, Human Rights and the Fall of the Berlin Wall”
Workshop “Europe, Human Rights and the Fall of the Berlin Wall”

May 9, 2021

Place: Olivais, Lisboa, Portugal https://goo.gl/maps/c2Yft3Yf7V4b23N76

This workshop will be based on the “counter and alternative narratives” for the promotion of diversity in Europe. The idea is to involve the participants in deconstructing some arguments related to freedom of expression between the two sides of the Berlin Wall and the limits of it as a human right and the use of hate speech as a way of manipulating the masses, in the past and in the present.

The event will have the following organization:

I. 10:00 am to 1:30 pm (30min coffee break) - Freedom of Expression, a human right;

Detailed Timeline :
> Ice Breaking Game on Human Rights and Freedom of Expression Topics
> Theoretical presentation
- The origins of human rights
- What are human rights?
- What is freedom of expression?
- How are they related?
> Activity: Saying it worse (On Limits of Freedom of Expression)
> Debate about the paradox of Karl Popper with Study Case
> Questions/Answer Time

II. 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm - lunch on site
III. 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm (30min coffee break) - Hate speech, past and present.

Detailed Timeline :
> Ice Breaking Game on Hate Speech
> Theoretical presentation
- What is hate speech?
- What are the boundaries between hate speech and freedom of expression?
- Media and Internet literacy (using examples of the Berlin wall period and present examples)
> Activity: Checking the Facts (On online Hate Speech)
> Debate about the Charlie Hebdo Cover : Can't you make fun of everything?
> Questions/Answer Time

Taking into account the current situation, we will conduct the workshop in the building's outer space in order to minimize any risk. As well as, we oblige the use of masks and other precautionary measures.
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