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Production and exploitation of the outdoor performance ‘Railway Station-Resignation’

Project Promoter: Fundacja Banina
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 22 389,55 EUR
Partners: Centrum Kultury w Lublinie
Duration time: 13.12.2021-13.11.2022

In our project we would like to draw attention to the problems faced by refugee families who were persecuted in their country of origin. In particular, we want to share stories of those who try to enter Poland by crossing the Polish-Belarusian border. The Polish Border Guard does not fulfill its statutory duties and also it violates refugee rights. In recent months, the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border has become a serious problem, which has revealed an urgent need for educational activities on human rights. Many people from abroad who live and work in the Lublin Province are vulnerable to discrimination and exclusion. Our experience in cooperation with refugee centres in the border areas helped us learn more about the scale and importance of the problem which concerns both interpersonal contacts and institutions. That is why our project is addressed mainly to young people with intention of shaping their attitude of openness and raising social awareness. We would like to make the society more sensitive to the situation of people with refugee experience who come to Poland. We also want to make our audience aware of the consequences those people deal with in their lives. In cooperation with the Centre for Culture in Lublin, we produce an outdoor performance and stage it in the Lublin Province – the region with a number of refugee centres. After each performance there is a discussion, based on a previously prepared scenario. We distribute educational leaflets. In our activities we show refugees and their stories objectively, without judging them. The project is implemented in partnership with the Centre for Culture in Lublin, and we are also supported by people associated with the Legal Intervention Association and the Open House Initiative. A person from Tajikistan who lives in Poland will be involved in the discussion.