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Berlin-Yogyakarta Events

Berlin-Yogyakarta Events

2009-10-01

A photo exhibit, film screenings and academic seminar are planned starting Oct. 7, 2009 in Warsaw.

Exhibition

Our exhibition opening will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7pm, Warsaw University Library (BUW), Dobra St. 56/55. The exhibit will last until Oct. 28, 2009.

The exhibit is made up of two parts: the first deals with the historical aspects of Hitler’s regime of terror against homosexual people. The second deals with the Yogyakarta Principles.

Exhibition - posters
Posters of "Berlin - Yogyakarta" exhibition
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Film Screenings

Sunday Oct. 11, 2009. 5:00-9:30pm

Kino.lab, Ujazdowski Castle. Free of charge.

5:00 - "Einstein of Sex", RFN 1999, dir. Rosa von Praunheim

7:00 - "Paragraph 175" USA 2000, dir. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

“The Rights of Non-Heterosexual People and Education” –Seminar (only in Polish)

Oct 16, 2009. 5:00 – 8:00pm

Law and Administration Department, BUW, Warsaw University, 4 Lipowa St., room A2.


"The name of the Project includes two cities from two continents. Through a traveling exhibit, film screenings and anti-discrimination workshops we hope to take you on a journey not only in space but also through time", says Katarzyna Remin, project coordinator.

Berlin is the place where the first organization working for homosexual rights was established at the end of the 19th Century, the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee. Yogyakarta is a city located in Indonesia and was the site of a meeting where the International Commission of Jurists signed the Yogyakarta Principles, the first international document which applies human rights according to sexual orientation and gender identity. The exhibit prepared by KPH will focus on selected rights from this document.

"The crimes committed by Hitler"s totalitarian regime are an extreme example of the violations of human rights which homosexuals suffered. This will be highlighted in the exhibit. Homosexuals were one catergory of prisoners in concentration camps. They wore pink triangles and were subjected to high levels of isolation within the camps. Many Western European countries have momuments commemorating these victims. We hope to create a space in the consciousness of the Polish public with this project" says Remin.

The Yogyakarta Principles will be published in Polish together with the Center for Human Rights (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan). Roman Wieruszewski, director of the Center and one of the signatories of the Principles, will be present at a conference dealing with this declaration in Warsaw. The exhibit and events surrounding the exhibit will take place as of October in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw and Lublin.

The Polish Association for Antidiscrimination Law is a project partner.

The project is financed by Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future) Germany.

For more information, please contact Katarzyna Remin at: kremin@kph.org.pl

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