Theatre Summer Camp “Pelion Greece 2019”
Agios Ioannis Pelion Greece, 25-31 August 2019
Together we block racism in school!
George Moschos, jurist, Olga Orfanidou, teacher
The workshop is addressed to adolescents and aims at assisting them in learning how to recognise and cope with phenomena of discrimination and racism in school. Through experiential activities, the participants will be exercised in observing -in themselves as well as in others- such phenomena, in thinking, discussing about them and using institutional tools, like the students’ class assembly and the school regulation, in order to develop attitudes of responsible active democratic citizens.
The workshop has two parts: In the theoretical part, reference will be made to theory and legislation on discrimination and racism. In the practical part, theater techniques will be utilized and simulation exercises will be conducted to approach and elaborate students’ experiences, demands and proposals regarding the handling as well as the prevention of racist attitudes in the school environment.
This workshop is part of the "It could be me - It could be you" project organised by TENet-Gr in collaboration with UNHCR Greece
George Moschos studied law in Athens and criminology (M. Phil) in London. He has been trained through seminars in self-awareness, adult education, organization of youth clubs and drama for children. He has been working, animating and supporting children and adolescents threatened by social exclusion, defending youth rights and training professionals and volunteers in his fields of expertise. He was appointed as the first Children’s Ombudsman in Greece (Deputy Ombudsman for Children’s Rights) and served in this position until January 2018. As part of his mission, he visited many schools and institutions throughout Greece, he met and discussed with thousands of children and with professionals working with them, supporting the systematic listening of children's views and defending their rights. He has been coordinating drama workshops for children since 1985. He is a member of the Hellenic Theatre
/ Drama in Education Network and one of the founding members of Initiative for Article 12 UNCRC (InArt.12), an association aiming to strengthen and disseminate the right of children to freely express their views. He is a certified trainer of the National Center for Public Administration and Local Government.
Olga Orfanidou has studied Political Science, School of Education, Social Anthropology and Theater. She holds a Master degree in Gender Studies and New Technologies in Education. She has attended and participated in many experiential seminars, workshops, conferences and working groups. She is a member of the Hellenic Theater/Drama Education Network and a founding member of "Initiative for Article 12" UNCRC (InArt 12). As a teacher, she has worked in Primary and Secondary Education, General and Vocational High schools, at Second Chance School, as a Refugee Education Coordinator as well as in the therapeutic community of KETHEA Exodos. During her career, she has designed and carried out many projects on health education and arts and has coordinated multilateral school partnership within the framework of the European Comenius program. Her educational and research interests focus on the primary prevention of addiction and violence, as well as the role of education in fighting social exclusion.
Organised by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr)
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