Amnesty, Finn Church Aid and the Finnish Red Cross invite you to take part in a change towards a more multi-voiced and compassionate Finland that respects everyone. We all have our own unique stories, but also a lot in common – memories, feelings and dreams for the future. We all are #peoplesimply!
Whose story would you like to hear, and what would you like to tell about yourself? Whose story should the others hear? Whose voice is left unheard in our society?
Participate in People, simply meeting challenge, check your prejudice and meet a person from a different background. You can also download our meeting cards to help you start a conversation.
What was the most interesting thing about your encounter? Did you have something surprising in common with the person you met? Share your insights and stories online with the hashtag #peoplesimply. You can also add a photo or video to your post. And don’t forget to challenge others, familiar and known, to participate!
People, simply tour
What connects us people? What do we all have in common? In the People, Simply story sharing events people from different backgrounds sit around the same table, and with instructions from the Story Sharing Universum theatre group everyone is invited to share their stories with others.
- Helsinki. Friday February 15th at 18–21. Helsinki City Museum, Aleksanterinkatu 16.
- Mikkeli. Friday March 8th at 17–19:30. Multicultural center MIMOSA, Anni Swaninkatu 8.
- Jyväskylä. Friday March 15th at 17-19:30. Matara 4, Matarankatu 4.
- Kuopio. Saturday March 16th at 14-16:30.Kuopion kaupungintalon sali, Tulliportinkatu 31.
- Kokkola. Friday April 5th at 17-19:30. Wanha kalahalli, Kauppatori 3. Facebook event.
- Oulu. Saturday April 6th at 17-19:30. Aleksinkulma, Aleksanterinkatu 9. Facebook event.
Are we not coming to your hometown or around? Download People Simply meeting cards and invite both friends and unfamiliar to share stories in your own #peoplesimply event!
Download People, simply cards to help you start a conversation.
Checklist for compassionate encounters:
• Respect inherent human rights and human dignity.
• Treat everyone as equal and unique individuals.
• Let everyone tell their own story without assuming anything about them.
• Acknowledge differences and diversity, and don’t generalize.
• Use common language, listen to others and respect personal boundaries.
Challenge for you: whose story would you like to hear?