March 19, 2007: School project day

Project day for young media makers and school newspaper editors

School workshop in the Jewish Museum BerlinCover picture of the Human Rights Watch publication "Smallest Witnesses"
Photographs (from top to bottom):
School workshop in the Jewish Museum Berlin
© Jewish Museum Berlin
Cover picture of the Human Rights Watch publication "Smallest Witnesses"
© Human Rights Watch

When the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch distributed pencils and paper to children in a refugee camp, horrifying images resulted: immediate, personal documentation of the atrocities.

Are these just trivial scribblings? Or are children's drawings direct testimony to feelings and experiences? What do children's drawings say about human co-existence?

The Jewish Museum Berlin is taking the exhibition of these children's drawings as an occasion to invite all young reporters and media makers to a project day.

The Jewish Museum Berlin offers you a look into the reality of children and young people from Darfur. The film "On Our Watch," made by the aid organization "Refugee International" in 2006, allows insight into the current situation in the refugee camps. There will be a talk with the Darfur expert Annette Weber from the Science and Politics Foundation. The roundup workshop with Katrin Hünemörder from European Youth Press will be on the various forms of personal involvement and concrete projects will be developed.

What responsibility can young people in Germany take for other young people in war zones such as Darfur? What can we do to call attention to this conflict? What means can we use to increase public awareness of the ongoing human rights violations?

We will try to publish your articles and texts on the crimes in Darfur in various media.

Attendance is free of charge.

When: Monday, 19 March 2007, 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Jewish Museum Berlin, Old Building, 1st level, Education Room, Lindenstr. 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Number of participants: 20 people maximum
Recommended age: from grade 9 upwards

Registration/contact: Fabian Zavodnik, Educational Department,, Tel.: +49 (0)30 259 93 430, Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 412
Deadline: noon Friday, March 16, 2007

The accompanying school program was developed in cooperation with Hands Across the Campus/American Jewish Committee.

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