Migration crisis: Where will we find hatred?




In spite of the small scale of the influx of foreigners, the topic of refugees was strongly present in the media and social networks. The heated debate has ceased to appeal to the facts and is full of hate speech, both in the real world (also public) and virtual. Migration Crisis: Where will we find hatred? Conference recap.

On October 6, with the Global Dignity Foundation, I am pleased to host the conference: Migration Crisis: Where will we find hatred? The conference takes place at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN, ul. Anielewicz 6 in Warsaw. I was privileged to read the letter of Archbishop Gregory Rysia: It is easier to build bridges than storm walls! Good, dialogue, reconciliation.

 

 

Organizers:
• Michal Boni – Member of the European Parliament
• Global Dignity Poland (Dziengodnosci.pl)

Migration crisis in Poland is mainly a crisis of attitudes, which are much more a result of fears than a rational calculation of benefits and costs related to influx of refugees.
In spite of the small scale of the influx of foreigners, the topic of refugees was strongly present in the media and social networks. The heated debate has ceased to appeal to the facts and was full of hate speech, both in the world
real (also public) and virtual. Where is the strength of European tradition, culture and legal order?
Why today, facing a stranger looking for shelter, we do not reach for what is our greatest value: solidarity? What is responsible for such a spontaneous reaction of the public to the refugee crisis in Europe and the issue of influx of foreigners to
Polish? Perhaps to blame for the reconstruction of earlier fears and prejudices should be the problem of reconciling openness with safety and legal requirements?

The purpose of the discussion panel is to agree on the consequences of the migration crisis
in ethical and moral terms.

Panelists:
– Grzegorz Markowski – journalist
– Draginja Nadaždin- Director of Amnesty International Polska
– Łukasz Pawłowski – Editorial Secretary of the “Liberal Culture”
– Prof. Marek Konopczyński – Social Advisor of the Ombudsman for Children
12: 20- 12: 40- Coffee break
13: 00- 14:20 Panel II: Values ​​crisis, what’s next?
Problems like migration are among us, and even more are ahead of us. In an era of increased influxes of refugees to the European Union, it is worth considering the possibilities of exiting the crisis and answering the question “what can Poles
Today, with the heritage of solidarity and the heritage of teaching the Catholic Church? ” It is high time to get out of the debate on immigration, which is its political instrumentation and which does not protect anyone from terrorism, only by fueling
aversion to refugees. During the resurrection of the walls of Europe, consideration should be given to effective methods of changing attitudes of host societies. What actions can counterbalance media messages and politicians’ statements? How to avoid distorting the meaning of words and facts used in the migration debate?

The purpose of the discussion panel is to find a way to restore objective, detested and humane language in refugee discussion.

Panelists:
– Paweł Adamowicz – President of Gdansk
– dr hab. Dorota Hall co-author of the report “Young Poles on the Reasons for Dislike
reception of refugees “from 2016.
– economist, journalist Janusz Jankowiak
– Dr. Adam Bulandra – Vice President of Interkulturalni.pl Association
– Dr Piotr Jakubowski – UKSW, head of the NCN-Poland grant. & Quot; Constructing
image of refugees in Polish public discourse & quot;

In spite of the small scale of the influx of foreigners, the topic of refugees was strongly present in the media and social networks. The heated debate has ceased to appeal to the facts and is full of hate speech, both in the real world (also public) and virtual. Where is the strength of European tradition, culture and legal order? Why today, facing a stranger seeking shelter, we do not reach for what is our greatest value: solidarity? What is the reaction of the public to the refugee crisis in Europe and the influx of foreigners to Poland? Perhaps the blame for rebuilding the previous fears and prejudices is the problem of reconciling openness to security and law requirements. Migration crisis in Poland is mainly a crisis of attitudes that are much more of a result of fears than from a rational calculation of benefits and costs.

Press conference

Migration crisis: Where will we find hatred?

Statement by Paweł Adamowicz, President of Gdansk

Conference summary

Fot: Adrian Jaszczak