The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

The Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures is proud to invite You for the third time to participate in the celebration of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, which was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in resolution 57/249 (20 December 2002) in accordance with the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity established by the General Conference of UNESCO at its 31st session (2 November 2001). The resolution refers to the principle of tolerance and respect for cultural diversity and universal promotion and protection of human rights, including the right to development. The event aims at promoting culture, cultural diversity, and cultural heritage.

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

It is the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures that has probably the largest potential of cultural and ethnic diversity among academic staff of our University. This potential is used every day during classes and lectures, however, it should also be made available to and appreciated by a wider public. Therefore, it is the third time, when the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development has been celebrated in order to both promote our University and contribute to shaping the attitude of tolerance and openness to cultural diversity among academic community in Poznań.

This year we invite you to the main seat of the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures (Collegium Novum, Al. Niepodległości 4) on 11th May 2018, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. to see the exhibition of translations of "Pan Tadeusz' (the greatest Polish national epic), a session of academic posters, a presentation of psycholinguistic laboratory, Speed Taking with representatives of 17 different cultures as well as a picnic of culinary diversity.

Detailed programme:

Friday, 11th May 2018, Collegium Novum (Al. Niepodległości 4)

09.30-10.00 - Opening of the celebration of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development by the Dean of the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures Prof.Aldona Sopata in the library in Collegium Novum (Sala Nauki)

10.00-10.30 - Vernissage of the exhibition of translations of "Pan Taduesz' in the library in Collegium Novum (Sala Nauki)

10.30-11.15 - Gesture in intercultural communication: how is it examined by psycholinguists? (Room C)

11.15-12.00 - Poster session prepared by staff and PhD students from the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures (corridor C)

11.30-1.00 pm - Speed Talking with representatives of different cultures, a quiz with prizes and a photo exhibition (the main hall)

1.00-4.00 pm - Picnic of culinary diversity (patio)

Saturday, 12th May 2018, Pawilon (ul. Ewangelicka 1)

10.00- 10.45

- Korean fan dance workshops and performance

- Korean drum workshops and performance

- folk straw ornament workshops

- lecture entitled "Carnival in Venice'

11.00- 11.45

- Vietnamese bamboo dance workshops

- workshops entitled "How to prepare a mask for carnival in Venice'

12.00- 12.45 pm

- Japan tea ceremony show and Hibike choir concert

- Indonesian dance workshops

- Korean sogo drum and dance workshops

1.15- 2.45 pm

- performance entitled "The night of three bards' (Galicz, Okudżawa, Wysocki) by student theatre Szutnik

- "Happy salmons and marinated herrings' - Q and A session with the author

- Indian music workshops

3.15- 4.30 pm

- Concert "Europe - near and far'

4.45- 7.00 pm

- Concert "Asia - known and unknown'

5.00- 5.30 pm.

- Finissage of works prepared by children from Cogito school in Poznań, entitled "A child in the folklore of the world'

7.00- 7.30 pm.

- refreshment break

7.30- 8.30 pm.

- announcement of photo competition winners;

- Joint Concert of Cultural Diveristies

Photo competition:

On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures at Adam Mickiewicz University announces a photo competition entitled "Cultural diversity on camera'. The competition is open to everybody. One selected photograph concerned with the topic should be sent by 6th May 2018 to fbwneo@gmail.com. We kindly ask for pictures in their original size. Attractive prizes are waiting for the winners! The winners of the competition will be announced on 12th May 2018 in Pawilon (ul. Ewangelicka 1) at 7.30 pm.