Human rights are often taught through advocacy campaigns and legislation, but music can be also a tool. Songs, for example, can reveal a lot about diversity and equality by exploring the emotions evoked by musicians, singers and songwriters.
To find true and lasting peace in this world, we must go beyond tolerance. Through the universal language of music, we can imagine a world that does not merely tolerate its diversity, but embraces those differences in a spirit of peace, love and compassion.
Join us for a lively and thought provoking discussion geared towards university students. As a group, we will explore:
- What is music? Is music meant purely for our enjoyment?
- What messages can music communicate?
- Are some lyrics meant to protest wrongdoing?
- What emotions do various songs elicit?
We will look at a few good examples of how music can help to promote tolerance and have an interactive discussion with Potomac Fever – an American a cappella group that has made promoting equality through song their mission.
Discussions will be in Ukrainian and English with translation.
Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.
The exhibition in America House displays major corruption schemes, as well as methods and approaches being used today around the world to fight corruption. It explains not only how corruption works, but also what is being done nationally and internationally to combat it.
The High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine, the Independent Investigative Body and the Independent Prosecutorial Body are the three institutions that have been created to combat high-level corruption in Ukraine. We’ve decided to invite representatives from each of these institutions as well as the independent media to discuss these questions and other work they do in their areas.
This week we aren't just a talking about corruption, we are actively making solutions to it. In the Advancing English Proficiency program we're acting out how we can respond to and avoid corruption and be transparent.
In this week's WE@AH speaking club, our theme is how we can respond to corruption and sharing how corruption has affected our lives (and how we can overcome those negative effects).
We decided to gather eight young and uncorrupt active citizens who want to share their stories of how an average Ukrainian (spoiler: not only Ukrainian) can fight corruption in their daily life. Come to see the fierce battle of those who resisted corruption's challenge!