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2019 Antisemitism Conference Schedule Released



Thanks to generous support from the Foundation EVZ, the upcoming Antisemitism Conference on “Time to Act: Addressing Antisemitism in our Societies” will take place from October 24 to 27, 2019 in Berlin. Humanity in Action is excited to feature experts and trainers as well as the Senior Fellows’ project ideas who were selected within our latest Grant Competition. The schedule has been release recently.



Thursday, October 24, 2019:  Welcome to Humanity in Action in Germany

  • 18:00 Arrival at Conference Venue, Conference Registration
  • 18:30 Opening Remarks, Monika Mazur-Rafał and Antje Scheidler, National Directors, Humanity in Action Poland and Germany
  • 18:45 Welcome, Dr. Andreas Eberhardt, Chief Executive Director, Foundation „Remembrance, Responsibility and Future“ (Foundation EVZ)
  • 19-20:00 Making Polish History Great Again. On the Political Use and Abuse of the Shoa, Konstanty Gebert, Journalist
  • 20-21:00 Light Snacks & Networking

Friday, October 25, 2019, Antisemitism in Europe and the US

  • 9:00 Arrival, Conference Registration & Coffee/Tea Time
  • 9:30 Introduction to the Day, Antje Scheidler, Humanity in Action Germany
  • 9:30-10:00 The Truth of the Future: Reflections on Antisemitism, Dr. Judith S. Goldstein, Founder and CEO, Humanity in Action
  • 10:05-10:40 Project Pitches 1 & 2 & 3
  • 10:45-12:00 title tbc (on Antisemitism in Poland), Zuzanna Radzik, Theologian, Publicist and Blogger
  • 12:15-14:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:00-14:25 Project Pitches 4 & 5
  • 14:30-16:00 Antisemitism in Germany: Its Forms and Characteristics, Deborah Krieg, Deputy Director, Anne Frank Educational Center, Frankfurt/Main
  • 16:00-16:30 Coffee Break with Snacks
  • 16:35-17:10 Project Pitches 6 & 7 & 8
  • 17:15-18:15 Debriefing in Groups
  • 18:15-18:40 Project Pitches 9 & 10
  • 18:45 Wrap-Up: Evening News

Networking Evening: Senior Fellows and Guests

  • 19:15 Welcome to the German Humanity in Action Community, Barbara Orth and Anne Aulinger, Board of Directors, Germany & German Senior Fellow Network
  • 19:15-21:00 Dinner and Networking

Saturday, October 26, 2019, Open Space: From Rough Stone to Gem

  • 10:00 Introduction to the Day, Antje Scheidler, Humanity in Action Germany
  • 10:15-11:00 Introduction to the Open Space Format, Linnea Riensberg, Moderator & Trainer
  • 11-17:30 Open Space Sessions I – III
  • 17:30-18:00 Wrap-Up: Evening News, Linnea Riensberg, Moderator & Trainer
  • 18:00 Free Evening

Sunday, October 27, 2019, Empowerment through Inspiration and Skills Building

  • 10:00 Introduction to the Day, Monika Mazur-Rafał, Humanity in Action Poland
  • 10:15-11:15 Open Space Revisited: Next Steps, Linnea Riensberg, Moderator & Trainer
  • 11:30-13:30 Two Parallel Workshops (Find detailed descriptions here.)
  1. Workshop 1: Trust the Process, Begin Anywhere: A Tool Kit for Creative Practice and Cultural Collaboration, Michelle Shofet, Artist and Designer, and Marissa Schneiderman, Writer and Artist, Humanity in Action Senior Fellows
  2. Workshop 2: SIGN – A Live-Action Roleplaying Game About How Kids in Nicaragua Created their Own Sign Language — and What We Can Learn From Such Games About Preparing the Ground for Human Rights Discussions, Pearl Zare, Performance Artist & Gerrit Reininghaus, Mathematician, Philosopher, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow
  1. Workshop 3: Social Media Done Right: Strategies for Facebook, Twitter and other platforms you never heard of! Yonatan Miller, Software Developer
  2. Workshop 4: Community Organizing Strategies, Tara Dickman, Trainer, Coach, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow 
  • 17:15-17:45 Project Teams’ Meeting: Where do we go from here?
  • 17:50-18:15 Evening News & Wrap-Up
  • 18:15 End


Antje Scheidler, International Director of European Programs, email.