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“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Hello everyone! My name is Pearl Penumaka and I am the 2017-2018 volunteer with Phiren Amenca, through the Young Adults in Global Mission program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. I was born in India and grew up in California, with a passion for books, traveling, cultural exchange and social justice. Growing up in an [...]

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New Deadline: October 11! Call for Participants: Phiren Amenca Fall Seminar on Challenging Antigypsyism 12-17 November, 2017 Novi Sad, Serbia

Phiren Amenca Fall Seminar on Challenging Antigypsyism 12-17 November, 2017 Novi Sad, Serbia     Date: 12-17 November, 2017. Place: Novi Sad, Serbia Hosting/Coordinating organization: Minority Voice (SRB) and Phiren Amenca (BE) Number of participants: 30, age between 18-30   BACKGROUND OF THE ACTIVITY Based on the experiences of the Phiren Amenca Network members antigypsyism [...]

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​​Khetane-Kadima​​ 2.0:​​ Combating ​​Online ​​Hate ​​Speech Study​​ Session

23-27​​ October ​​(not ​​including ​​travel​​ days) - European ​​Youth ​​Center,​​ Budapest Call ​​for ​​participants Come be a powerful voice for diversity and against xenophobia, antigypsyism and antisemitism! Together with over 30 motivated young activists from across Europe, we seek to strengthen Jewish-Roma cooperation and social action throughout the continent. This time with a focus on Combating Online Hatespeech! [...]

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YEN Diversity Festival 2017 – résztvevők beszámolója

Nagyon hálás vagyok, hogy részese lehettem ennek a programnak és képviselhettem a Phiren Amencát és a magyarországi romákat a programon. A Youth of European Nationalities által szervezett rendezvényen, szinte mindegyik tagszervezetük képviseltette magát. Több workshopra osztották a résztvevőket, hogy mindenki a saját érdeklődésének megfelelően szerezhessen ismereteket a kisebbségeket érintő problémákról Europában. A kreatív rajz, színház, [...]

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YEN Diversity Festival 2017 – Celebrating pluralism

I was very excited because I could participate at the 3rd Diversity Festival of YEN that took place from 6th till 13th of August 2017 in the traditional capital of Kashubia, Gdańsk in Poland. Gdańsk has for centuries played a role as a multicultural city where people from all around Europe and followers of different [...]

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Mashkar Kehilot: A roma holokauszt és a romák ellen elkövetett sorozatgyilkosságok emlékére – 2017. július 29.

Érintettek Kiállítás és kerekasztal beszélgetés Az esemény a Mashkar Kehilot projekt keretében valósult meg, együttműködésben a Meraki csoporttal, akik közül többen Phiren Amenca önkéntesek voltak, és részt vettek 2014-ben a Dik i na bistar – Roma holokauszt megemlékezésen Krakkóban és Auschwitzban.  A Meraki Csoport 2017. februárjában alakult, tagjai olyan roma és nem roma fiatalok akik [...]

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Mashkar Kehilot: Remembering to the Roma Genocide and the serial killing against Roma people – 29 July 2017

Exhibition and round table discussion The event was part of  the Mashkar Kehliot project, whose members organized it in cooperation with the Meraki Group. The Meraki Group started to work in February, the members are Roma and non Roma youth who are committed to protect the Roma rights and interests. The last few years the [...]

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Mashkar Kehilot – Between communities public event in Budapest

In our Mashkar Kehilot project we have been dealing with the questions: What are the opportunities for cooperation of Roma and Jewish young people and organizations? How can we challenge stereotypes, antisemitism and antigypsyism together? These questions were in the focus of the dissemination event of this project in Auróra community center in Budapest on [...]

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Mashkar Kehilot: Roma-Jewish youth meeting in Budapest // Roma-zsidó gyerekprogram Budapesten

In the Mashkar Kehilot project, the goal of this action was for the participants to consciously recognize the presence of prejudice and discrimination. We received them in a school called Wesley, the workplace of a Roma mentor of our project. She told us about the school, its’ students are mostly Roma kids from poor backgrounds. [...]

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Mashkar Kehilot: Roma-Jewish youth meeting in Bátonyterenye // Roma-zsidó gyerekprogram Bátonyterenyén

In the Mashkar Kehilot project, on the 13th of May the group from Bátonyterenye organised their first action with their mentors’ help. We spent an entire day with Jewish youth from Budapest and Roma youth from Bátonyterenye and Lucfalva. The main goal was to question the prejudice towards Jews and the Roma. The action was [...]

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