Past Events

2012 Events

May 11

LAMPEDUSA – Conference and Theatre Performance

  • 16h00 Conference about Illegal Immigration at the public Library Álvaro de Campos, Tavira
  • 21h00 Performance by the Utopia Teatro, directed by Susana Gaspar, at the headquarters of Associação MinArifa – Sítio de S. Pedro – Calvário, Tavira

This is work necessarily formated by a critical vision of citizens from an Europe that shines to eyes of those who come from Africa”. – Susana C. Gaspar


May 16

16th to 20th and 23th to 27th May 2012 – Musical Theatre – Tell me other Fados
From Wednesday to Saturday at 9:30 PM. Sundays at 6:00 PM.

Limited number of seats available. Call 281 321 256 or 967 779 122 to book yours or send an email to alteatro.c@gmail.com.

A collective creation by Al-Masrah Theatre Company based on an original idea and script by Tela Leão, with Pedro Ramos (actor), Catarina Viegas (singer), Adriana Castro (dancer), and Helder Viegas (musician). Light and sound design by Valter Alves, production by Pedro Nascimento.

Fado, in the Portuguese language, is a synonym for destiny or life story. We use the word in this sense. This performance does not feature just the Portuguese fado, but also ‘life stories’ from the Arab, African and Ibero-American world: flamenco, samba, morna and tango.


May 21

21st May 2012 – LAUNCHING THE TAVIRA ILIMITADA ORCHESTRA ON THE WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY

To mark the World Day for Cultural Diversity the Sociedade Orfeónica de Amadores de Música e Teatro de Tavira will promote the first rehearsal of the new Tavira Ilimitada Orchestra. This orchestra includes musicians of different ethnic origins who will prepare, under the direction of José Alberto Costa, a festive repertoire of popular songs from the countries of their participants. The premier will happen in the summer, and the orchestra expects to be soon available to perform in parties and all sorts of celebrations.

21-23 May 2012ISIC Event, Miami

Over 120 local issuers representing 85 territories and 22 Global Partners and organisations will attend the 2012 ISIC Event. The 2012 ISIC Event programme encompasses an exciting and informative 3 days! ISIC Event participants can expect to be absorbed in diverse sessions including the Annual General Meeting of the ISIC Association, a prominent keynote speaker and interactive sessions and workshops. The programme also includes workshops from our main partners, MasterCard, Microsoft and e-academy, as well as a vivid discussion panel presented by 6 panellists prominent in the area of student and youth.

Further to this the ISIC Event participants will attend networking sessions and have many opportunities to engage with our supporting partners and attending organisations including Accor, TravelSim, World Savings Banks Institute, EF Education First, eKit, AIESEC, European Students’ Union, StudentMarketing, and World Tourism Organisation – to name a few. The ISIC Event will round off with the special 2012 ISIC Award Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday evening.

21-23 May, 2012.The second Nishan Forum on world civilizations will be held in Jining, Shandong, China

The second Nishan Forum will continue to be titled “Harmony with Diversity and the Harmonious World” and focus the dialogue and exchange on “Belief, Moral Values, Respect, Solidarity” as the theme. May 21st is United Nations’ “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (WDCDDD)”. During the conference, celebrations will be held for this day.

21-22 May. Central European University (CEU), Budapest. Conference: Living together in diversity: National societies in the multicultural age.

The aim of the proposed conference to explore how ‘living together in diversity’ is imagined, narrated, organized, justified, and practiced within contemporary national societies. With the stress on ‘in’ rather than ‘with’ diversity we want to move away from reifying the dominant ‘majority’ society perspective, which assumes diversity as something ‘carried’ solely by immigrants and something that the ‘native’ society has to cope with.

May 21st 2012 from 19.00 to 21.00: On-Going Interfaith Gathering & Celebration at Anand Ashram’s One Earth Retreat Center, Ciawi (West Java), Indonesia, a Special Evening of Celebration has been planned – Admission Free, All are welcome – at any of the 3 Centers participating in this:

Jakarta: Anand Ashram, Jl Sunter Mas Barat II-E, Block H-10/1, Jakarta-14350 (Indonesia)

Yogyakarta: Anand Krishna Center, Komp Dayu Permai P-17, Sleman, Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

Bali: Anand Krishna Center, Jl. Pura Mertasari 27, Sunset Road, Kuta, Bali (Indonesia)

For Further Info, please contact:

Anand Krishna anandkrishna.indo@gmail.com Tel +62 818 701658

Liny Tjeris ltjeris9@yahoo.com Tel +62 818 163391

 

For the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2012 the IDEA Society invites creative children from the International Schools in Vienna to write essays about the different PANGAEA paintings, telling a story about “Our society of today and tomorrow”.

Submit your essay to: pangaea@idea-society.org

Rules: The essay should tell a story about “Our society of today and tomorrow” from the scene of the chosen PANGAEA painting and link to the cultural diversity of our society. State at the bottom of the essay your name, age, and the name of your school.

Length: 1-2 pages

Deadline: 15. June 2012

All participants will receive a Certificate.

The best entries will be published on the IDEA Society Website and later in the PANGAEA Collection Book.

For the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2012 the IDEA Society invites creative children from the International Schools in Vienna to write essays about the different PANGAEA paintings, telling a story about “Our society of today and tomorrow”.

Submit your essay to: pangaea@idea-society.org

Rules: The essay should tell a story about “Our society of today and tomorrow” from the scene of the chosen PANGAEA painting and link to the cultural diversity of our society. State at the bottom of the essay your name, age, and the name of your school.

Length: 1-2 pages

Deadline: 15. June 2012

All participants will receive a Certificate.

The best entries will be published on the IDEA Society Website and later in the PANGAEA Collection Book.

 

Roshi Bahirwani goodwill ambassador of Sage Foundation visited Shikshan Gram – the shelter for the homeless at Lonavala adopted by Sage. At Shikshan Gram there are children from all over India coming from different cultures and backgrounds. Inspite of the vast diversity in language, community and religion they are unified in the spirit of love. Inspired by the aura of unconditional love permeating the shelter, global visitors come from all over the world to stay and offer their voluntary services. The one thing done by SAGE Foundation today for unity in diversity were the prayers recited by the children in three different languages – English, Hindi and Marathi and the true support and love they show each other.

 

Intuit will be sponsoring a panel discussion lead by the Muslim ERG with a Do One Thing kick off video from the CEO. Intuit has given specific support to the UN AOC by developing collateral materials and by providing in kind technical help create the resource site and Facebook page.

 

Pfizer is celebrating globally “Do One Thing to demonstrate inclusive behavior”. They are asking employees to take a picture of their action or a photo of a sign indicating what their commitment or deed is/was. They are also encouraging employees to blog on the internal website on what the outcome was of their deed or commitment on the company culture, their team or their community. They are leveraging their five global Diversity Councils to support these efforts and are providing a list of activities to give people ideas on what might stretch them into a new cultural experience. Pfizer will also be creating a video from a senior executive in support of the campaign.

 

Visa has rented a kiosk that allows individuals to see what they would look like if they were of another ethnicity or race. It will be debuted at company headquarters on May 21st to start what they hope will be a great conversation around race and different experiences at Visa.

 

American Airlines has developed several Do One Thing events. At Chicago airport, and possibly several others, gate agents will be in ethnic dress to highlight the One World in which American truly operates. Its partner airlines within the One World network will also have activities in support of the Do One Thing campaign. At company headquarters in Dallas-Fort Worth, there will be a Parade of Nations with lots of information on the origin and significance of certain kinds of dress or accessories. Finally, American’s cafeterias will feature a broad range of food from around the world on May 21. American will also use the opportunity to have a community blog with articles and other materials about the diverse world that American shares.

 

Intel will be launching a video blog featuring Intel folks sharing what Diversity and Inclusion means to them. They will also use this date to launch the “Sit With Me” campaign to have employees sit with one another and share what they will do to learn about a new culture. Intel will also use the Do One Thing campaign as an opportunity to highlight through social media the 12 inclusive things (developed by Coyle Johnson) people can do to demonstrate and promote inclusion. Intel will use their ERGs to get the word out worldwide.

 

Genentech team is using social media to run a heavy virtual campaign to get people to share a commitment for the day and then also for the year around Do One Thing. They are helping the UNAOC with printing brochures and donating an iPad for the photo and video contest.

 

Johnson & Johnson has strongly engaged company employee resource groups, they will be sending out a company-wide email blast with Do One Thing information and suggested activities, and will be donating 10 collections of their top products for the photo and video contest.

 

Sodexo is developing a wide internal communication to include email and social media around Do One Thing and also providing 1k in cash prizes for the photo and video contests.

 

British Council- To mark the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development British Council is communicating to staff across the organization the significance and value that the day can bring. Various video clips have been collected and a short movie has been recorded and published online for staff to view. The initiative generated a lot of interest and the organization had submissions from numerous offices all over the world.
British Council has produced a leaflet and poster educating and promoting the day. The aim is to inspire staff and get them to talk about cultural diversity.

 

Vaga Lume Association is encouraging people from North and Southeast Brazil to “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion”! It invited all its volunteers in 164 rural communities in the Amazon to take action. Some of its educators will be in the Amazon (São Gabriel da Cachoeira and Carauari, both in Amazonas state, in the North of Brazil) and will participate in the activities organized by local people.

At the office, in São Paulo (Southeast of Brazil), Vaga Lume’s staff will discuss cultural diversity and how it affects its day-by-day work and private lives. They have invited all stakeholders (sponsors, donors, friends and beneficiaries) to do the same.

Last but not least, from May 17th to 25 th, Vaga Lume will post, on Twitter (@VagaLume10anos) and on Facebook, pictures and videos of the most diverse cultural expressions of the communities where it works in the Amazon, and also of the intercultural dialogue promoted by Vaga Lume among teenagers from São Paulo and from the Amazon. To know more about Brazilian culture, stay tuned!

 


May 22

22nd and 25th May 2012 – Lecture – The Coming of Al-Andalus – Arab Conquest of Iberia

11 am at the Biblioteca Municipal Álvaro de Campos,
a lecture by Peter Booker
an initiative of Algarve History Association with the support of Tavira’s Municipal Library Álvaro de Campos

The lightning expansion of the Islamic Arabs in the years 632 – 750 took in not only the North African littoral and most of Iberia, but also Iran, Afghanistan and large parts of Pakistan and Central Asia. It was the manifestation of the irresistible force of the idea whose time has come…

June 1

1st of June – Multidisciplinary event – CHILDREN’S DAY ON PRAÇA DO CORETO

At the Praça do Coreto, Tavira, between 10h30 and 19h30
The Children’s Day Party on Praça do Coreto is an initiative of Unidade Criativa, with the participation of Projeto Murjona Júnior from Fundação Irene Rolo, and of ATAI Associação Tavirense de Apoio ao Imigrante with the support of the Câmara Municipal de Tavira

As we celebrate Children’s Day together we will let creativity flow, wherever it comes from, from different sources, sharing life.

We are all living together on this planet that itself does not discriminate, but includes everything in the biomass we are all a part of.

The innocence of children is only contaminated by the preconceived ideas of adults who do not wish to see others as equals

Vaga Lume Association (www.vagalume.org.br) is encouraging people from North and Southeast Brazil to “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion”! It invited all its volunteers in 164 rural communities in the Amazon to take action. Some of its educators will be in the Amazon (São Gabriel da Cachoeira and Carauari, both in Amazonas state, in the North of Brazil) and will participate in the activities organized by local people.

At the office, in São Paulo (Southeast of Brazil), Vaga Lume’s staff will discuss cultural diversity and how it affects its day-by-day work and private lives. They have invited all stakeholders (sponsors, donors, friends and beneficiaries) to do the same.

Last but not least, from May 17th to 25 th, Vaga Lume will post, on Twitter (@VagaLume10anos) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vaga-Lume/212061825492580?ref=ts), pictures and videos of the most diverse cultural expressions of the communities where it works in the Amazon, and also of the intercultural dialogue promoted by Vaga Lume among teenagers from São Paulo and from the Amazon.

To know more about Brazilian culture, stay tuned!

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