What kind of country do we want to be?
Tuesday, 20.06.2017, 20:00 to 22:00
School auditorium: Gymnasium in den Filder Benden, Zahnstr. 43, 47447 Moers
Our so-called open society is under pressure. All over Europe, right-wing populist and right-wing extremist parties are getting stronger, people who are hostile towards our open society have acquired parliamentary seats and governmental positions in nearly every European country, exclusion movements are gaining momentum and a culture of hate is increasingly infiltrating mainstream society. At the same time, a debate has been sparked in our society on the question "what kind of country do we want to be?" Would we rather be an open society guided by the ideals of liberty and human rights or an exclusive society eager to safeguard its identity against a perceived external threat? And if we want to be an open society: What are we willing to do to achieve it?
Modelled on American town hall debates, the invited guests will provide food for thought with short statements and then open the discussion up to the audience.
On the occasion of WESTWIND, we would like to host this debate and do our part to ensure that NRWs children `s and youth theatres continue to advocate an open society.