Participants were divided into seven smaller groups, each focusing on a unique human rights issue: Jewish Rights/Issues, Jan Karski, Irena Sendler, Roma Rights/Issues, Asylum Seeker/Migrant Rights, Rights of People with Disabilities and Rights of LGBTQ Persons.
We learned that there are many organizations in Poland that help bring awareness to Roma issues. We specifically met one of the representatives from the Karta Centre, Agnieszka Kudełka, who helped us obtain more information and resources. She was a great help!
Halfway through the output phase, we presented our project to the HIA Poland team. The meeting was held together with other group, so that we could compare our work and learn from each other’s progress. More or less our team received good recommendations, but we still needed to polish our workshop, including preparing the presentation, writing case studies, creating questions for the brainstorm game, drafting an essay (4 pages long) on the Human Rights issues affecting the Roma community, and preparing a blog entry together with photographs taken during the process within the given deadline.
More information to follow-up on this topic in our another blog post:
Overcoming Barriers...of Stereotypes