On 12th of December numerous institutions will celebrate an International Day against Islamophobia. SISUMMA project will carry out several activities from two contexts as diverse as Croatia and Spain to express our support to the Muslim communities as well as our rejection to islamophobia and to any other kind of discrimination. In Zadar, Croatia, Mala Filozija (Association Petit Philosophy) and in Granada, Spain, the Euro-Arab Foundation will simultaneously implement awareness rising activities and debates in collaboration with Granada City Council and the Council of the Bosniak (Muslim) National Minority of Zadar.
In Zadar, Croatia, Bruno Ćurko Ph.D. from Mala Filozija (Association Petit Philosophy) will introduce SISUMMA project, whereas Senad Tokic, from the Council of the Bosniak (Muslim) National Minority in the City of Zadar will offer participants an overview on the role of the council normalizing coexistence and social harmony in the city.
Subsequently, Vanja Flegar, M.A., from the Croatian Academy of Art and Science will give a presentation on “Herman of Dalmatia – Link between East and West”.
Finally, Nikola Simic Tonin will offer a poetry reading on “Srebrenica coded frames DEATH”, a poem about Srebrenica.
At the same time, in Granada, the Euro-Arab Foundation will screen the short film “Las Diferencias Suman: Stop Islamophobia” (Differences add up. Stop Islamophobia), which will be presented by Dora Irizarry, director of the film and winner of both the jury and the public prize of the Twist Islamofobia contest, recently organized by FUNCI (Islamic Culture Foundation).
SISUMMA project will then be introduced, inviting participants to take part in the future activities that will be implemented to stand for minorities’ rights. The evening will finalize with a debate on the way islamophobia speeches may be refuted and how counter narratives may contribute to offer a positive discourse on diversity.