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March 18, 2015, 10:54

Prejudges and racism in Iceland

Seminar on prejudges and racism and in Iceland at the Reykjavik City Hall between 13:00 and 15:00 on Saturday, the 21st of March.

Every year around the 21st of March, the International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, the UNITED network coordinates the European-wide Action Week Against Racism and calls upon the international community to bring an end to racism, discrimination and intolerance. This year Evrópustofa, in collaboration with the Icelandic Human Rights Center, the Red Cross and the Human Rights Office of Reykjavik, organises a seminar on prejudges and racism and in Iceland.


Opening remarks from Thordis Nadia Semichat

"EU values and actions for the elimination of racism and xenophobia"
Tove Søvndahl Gant, Policy officer of the European External Action Service’s Division for Human Rights Strategy and Policy Implementation.

"(Re)asserting Our Voices and Identities: Personal Narratives of Asian Immigrant Women in Iceland"
Cynthia Trililani

"The ghettos are within you"
Einar Mar Gudmundsson author

"Foreign name in search of employment"
Patrycja Wittstock Einarsdottir

"In what kind of society do we want to live in?"
Olafia Rafnsdottir, vice-president of the Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASI)

"Be nice" presentation from the Icelandic Red Cross
Thorunn Larusdottir


Light refreshments