19.03.2019Amalipe Center held the seminar 'The stories of success' within the RARE project

On 16th of February 2019 in “Bryasta” Complex near Veliko Tarnovo Center for interethnic dialogue and tolerance Amalipe organized the seminar “The stories of success”. The seminar was open for the public and was held as part of the activities in project “RARE - Changing discourses, changing practices: Roma as a human resource”, implemented in Bulgaria by Center Amalipe 

The event was organized in a new and unknown for the public format – “pecha-kucha”, which brings casual environment and encourages an open dialogue between the audience and the participants. The open nature of the seminar and the interesting and broad topic attracted diverse audience - representatives of educational institutions, health and educational mediators, representatives of the non-governmental sector.

In the first part of the event, five speakers shared their stories and their vision of personal and professional success, emotionally shared the obstacles they had encountered, and managed to inspire the audience with their desire to have a positive impact on their community. During the following discussion the audience and the speakers managed to talk openly for the obstacles in front of the Roma community, the existing stereotypes, and finally to encourage and greet the lecturers for their work.

As part of the seminar was organized an “Open chair” module in which could participate all of the attendees, whom gathered the courage to share their stories and what they mean with the word “success”. “The chair” became the most emotional moment of the event, provoking participants to share their stories - how they have overcome stereotypes, how they have overcome their own fears and continue to draw their own path to success.

You can see photos from the seminar here

Presentation of the seminar see  here.

Video from the seminar see here.


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