“We want to offer the students a space with points of Contact,” says Beza Tefera. It is one of the young people who take care of the organization of human rights week at the Liebig school. A space for the discourse of the concluding panel discussion with the journalist Michel Friedman, Khola Maryam bot Pretty of the Ahmadiyya community, and Sarah Lotz “Smart Hessen”.
In Paris, the United Nations adopted in 1948 the universal Declaration of human rights. It is an undisputed milestone in the history, but the term Would be room for diverse Interpretation. “It is only a subjunctive Would?” was therefore the Motto of this year’s theme week. The school organizes the annual theme weeks, in order to promote the political formation of opinion of the students.
In Workshops and lectures to get the students in contact with professionals from the world of politics and society, in order to be in the public discourse involved. Three students lead the discussion in the auditorium of the school in Praunheim and address current political developments such as the election of the CDU chairmanship and put them in the context of the question raised in the panel discussion: How much diversity we want in our society?
Friedman thinking” calls vehemently to have the courage to interfere. The sooner you start, in the political and social discourse, to interfere with, the easier it is. The start of school on topics such as bullying or discrimination. He appealed to the students to judge people by his appearance, his Religion or his origin, but to address each people with respect and openness.
“you have to think for themselves, to remember that discrimination in any Form is nonsense,” says Lotz, who is committed to education about homosexuality in schools. It may be a sign of strength, if you don’t trust, for their own cause to stand up, and the majority opinion is to oppose, says Pretty. In the theme week, the students get insights into the work of child rights activists, politicians and non-governmental organizations. A group of the Carl-Schurz-Schule came from Sachsenhausen, since there is no comparable offer at your high school.