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A diary from the 13th MitOst Festival [Olga Konovalova]

Since 2003 activists in fields of cultural, language and civic exchange in East Central Europe, which are members of an association MitOst, meet annualy – each time in a different city – and develop themselves in different topics. Get to know MitOst here: www.mitost.org.

And read here a diary from the 13th International MitOst Festival written by Olga Konovalova:

“An old green train #115O that passes daily through Lviv and goes to Ivano-Frankivsk, or Stanislau (an old name of the city which I like more). It goes slowly without stops through the villages, endless picturesque fields and dense forests as it gives time specially for enjoying the landscape. The train has its typical knock sound which I missed in European trains. I ask the train conductor to bring me glass of tea in metal glass-holder, which is possible to find only in trains of post-soviet countries. I was drinking sourse by source the tea, enjoying the landscape and thinking what is waiting on me at MitOst festival. I was going without any expectations or knowledge what is going to happen and looking forward to discover the city, the festival and organization itself. Continue reading “A diary from the 13th MitOst Festival [Olga Konovalova]”

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Drama as a tool of education of antidiscrimination

Drama can be a very useful tool of education against discrimination. The society of Drama Practitioners STOP-KLATKA conduct a number of seminars about different drama techniques. These passionate people are working for social change by using the Applied Drama method and teach working with drama. Continue reading “Drama as a tool of education of antidiscrimination”

Karski-konferencja

Jan Karski. Human beings and H/history

Looking for examples of brave but not out of reach people? Jan Karski was one of them. His life was an inspiration for the conference “Jan Karski. Human beings and H/history. Aims of education for antidiscrimination”. Continue reading “Jan Karski. Human beings and H/history”

Galicia and the petroleum industry

Galician poverty is a slogan from the 19th century. But not many people know that Galicia was a prosperous industry region at that time. To get to know more about it you should read the book “Three-city in the borderland.  Truskawiec – Drohobycz – Borysław” (“Kresowe trójmiasto. Truskawiec – Drohobycz – Borysław”) of Sanisław S. Nicieja. It is a popular science book which shows not very known facts about the region.

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11th MitOst Festival Czech Republic

Network of cultural and civic activists – MitOst

The Society MitOst is a living network of cultural and civic activists in Eastern and Central Europe. Every year member meet at different cities in the region. A member can be everyone, who is interested in the culture and civic life in the region. The meetings have the name “Festival” and have different topics. E.g. the 9th Festival of MitOst took place in České Budějovice from 28.9.2011 till 2.10.2011. The topic of this MitOst – Festival was new forms of engagement. There were many people who are engaged for a balanced life. Continue reading “Network of cultural and civic activists – MitOst”

Pomnik bitwy pod Cedynia

Escape, expulsion after the World War II and its commemoration

In September 2006 I took part on German-Polish seminar about escape, expulsion after the World War II and their commemoration. We were listening to memories of Sybiracy. We had a discussion with a member of German Association of German Displaced Persons (Bund der deutschen Vertriebenen). We’ve visited Cedynia to watch the monument of a battle by Cedynia and to discuss about myth of Piast dynasty. Continue reading “Escape, expulsion after the World War II and its commemoration”