'Hate Speech' Monologues 2016

May 11, 2016 - 17:30 - September 16, 2016 - 19:00
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Exhibition Hall
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Open to the Public
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
'Hate Speech' Monologues 2016

The ‘Hate Speech’ Monologues is a participatory theatrical performance, and one of the few artistic and conversational platforms at CEU where students reflect on prejudices and discrimination that they engage personally and academically. ‘Hate Speech’ Monologues was invented and has been directed by free speech scholar and performer Peter Molnar and performed by the CEU students and Molnar himself. Initially an optional part of Molnar’s course “Enabling Policies for Responding to ‘Hate Speech’, it has become a campus tradition performed each March, as well as during orientation week to welcome and raise awareness among incoming students. The project has been supported by the Student Union since 2014 and by the CEU Humanities Project since 2016. Building on the exceptional diversity at CEU, the ‘Hate Speech’ Monologues aims to strengthen the human connections and mutual respect in the CEU community.

In the exhibition, you can watch the photos taken by Stefan Roch during the rehearsals and the performance with the captions of Yahya Al-Abdullah, Sarah Ahmed, Pinar Aktoy, Shreya Bhattacharya, Manuela Demir, Xhenson Cela, Nilofer Khan Habibullah, Arman Heljic, Marinela Isuf, Asli Karaca, Paulina Klik, Yulian Kondur, Cynthia Mbamalu, Faisal Mohammed, Peter Molnar, Primrose Mungwari,
Rilwan Omar, Jelena Savic, and Kiel Ramos Suarez.

Opening remarks by Peter Molnar, director of the 'Hate Speech' Monologues with parts of the performances.

Supported by the Student Union

Reception to be followed!