Rise and intervene. The struggle for a better society

Rise and intervene. The struggle for a better society

Breaking historical taboos, opposing hatred and extremism, defending the oppressed – all of these require courage. Precisely such self-confident and considered acts are vital for our society, and this is how engaged citizens contribute to social cohesion. Guests from Czechia and Germany, who champion the rights of others and oppose inhuman ideas, will speak about their experiences and their work, and introduce their visions of a better society.

Moderated by Alena Scheinostová (journalist), discussants include the historian Matěj Spurný and the artist Lukáš Houdek (HateFree Culture) from Czech Republic, and the priest Lothar König from Germany.

The programme will be held in Czech and German and will be interpreted.

Free entry

In collaboration with Ackermann-Gemeinde.

Financially supported by the Czech-German Future Fund.

19:30 Scouts Institute, Moravské nám. 12

“Whoever saves one life saves the world entire”

“Whoever saves one life saves the world entire” – a discussion on the story of “Schindler’s Jews” and his legacy for today.

What forms of anti-Semitism or other racial hatreds do we encounter today here and in the world, and how should we confront them?

Eva Lustigová – Co-founder and Executive director of the emerging Arnošt Lustig Foundation
Daniel Low-Beer – The author of Arks (Books & Pipes, 2019). The Low-Beer family history behind Schindler’s Ark and the Tugendhat and Low-Beer Homes. The book will be launched at this event.

Moderated by: Petr Brod – journalist and historian

In English, interpreted into Czech.

Free entry

16:00 Villa Löw-Beer, Drobného 22