May caught us preparing to deliver the 10th Summer School Against Hate Speech. It has become a beautiful tradition to have the school as a yearly event and to train volunteers, youth workers and educational practitioners from all around the country to identify and combat hate speech and hate crime. This year we are proud to say that we organized the 10th jubilee school against hate sppech, intended for the local young people from three municipalities Kumanovo, Staro Nagorichane and Lipkovo.
The training was held from 21st to 25th of May in Ohrid and included 20 volunteers and students from the six high-schools in Kumanovo.
The training focused predominantly on what is hate speech and how to develop counter initiatives, as well as on how to react and tackle hate speech, and provided a forum for discussion between participants about hate speech, hate crime and freedom of speech. The participants were invited to think and discuss about consequences and effects of hate speech and to learn about different tools that can be used by anyone to identify and to tackle hate speech.
As a final product from the participants was the mural that they created in the scout center in Ohrid were we held the training. The mural was a result from the 5 days training and the knowledge that was gained. With the mural the participants are sharing a massage that #together #sëbashku #заедно we are fighting against hate speech and hate crimes.
More photos from the event can be found here.
The training was organized by Center for Intercultural Dialogue with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).