Workshop

Bergen

The Rafto Foundation, in collaboration with The Espeland Prison Camp Foundation (stiftelsen Espeland Fangeleir), will be organizing a workshop entitled "Us and the Others" in Espeland prison camp from 21-25 January. Ninety students are expected to participate each day, with a total of 450 students participating during the course of the week. The workshop day is divided into three separate sessions, each of which, in different ways, allowing for reflection on the mechanisms that played a role in the development of what  would ultimately become the Holocaust: the symbolic construction of ’the enemy’, group formation with the purpose of separating "us" from "the other", and dehumanization. Students are encouraged  to reflect further on how we are affected by such constructions and mechanisms today, and will be given the opportunity to discuss challenges posed by hate speech, and other relevant topics. The workshop focuses heavily on actualization, using the Holocaust as a starting point for discussing mechanisms that are still in play in today's society.

The Rafto Foundation, in collaboration with The Espeland Prison Camp Foundation (stiftelsen Espeland Fangeleir), will be organizing a workshop entitled "Us and the Others" in Espeland prison camp from 21-25 January. Ninety students are expected to participate each day, with a total of 450 students participating during the course of the week. The workshop day is divided into three separate sessions, each of which, in different ways, allowing for reflection on the mechanisms that played a role in the development of what  would ultimately become the Holocaust: the symbolic construction of ’the enemy’, group formation with the purpose of separating "us" from "the other", and dehumanization. Students are encouraged  to reflect further on how we are affected by such constructions and mechanisms today, and will be given the opportunity to discuss challenges posed by hate speech, and other relevant topics. The workshop focuses heavily on actualization, using the Holocaust as a starting point for discussing mechanisms that are still in play in today's society.

Venue: Rafto Foundation for human rights