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Breaking Stereotypes

Breaking Stereotypes

 

International Projects’ Association INPRO is launching cultural evenings “Breaking Stereotypes”. Every first Wednesday of the month we invite either internationals, who came to Rzeszów because of job, love or just to study, or Polish expats, who used to live in the presented country. “Breaking Stereotypes” aims to provide to participants a fresh point of view on countries, which we perceive in a very stereotypical way.

The meetings take place in Rzeszów, always at 7.00 PM in the restaurant Trattoria Al Forno at Kraszewskiego 6/6. Everyone is invited to come, to grab a drink from the bar and a chair and to listen to stories told by our guests. After the meetings we encourage guests to stay for non-formal discussion to get to know each other and share opinions.

 

Breaking Stereotypes: Indonesia

On Wednesday, 3rd of December at 19.00 we gathered at the restaurant Trattoria Al Forno, in order to listen to amazing stories from Indonesia – the country of 17,000 islands and 250 million people, a country 23 hours away by plane from Poland. Read more...

 


 

Breaking Stereotypes: Sicily

On 5th of November, like on every first Wednesday of the month, we met at 19:00 in Trattoria Al Forno for the next evening “Breaking Stereotypes”. This time we talked about Sicily, the most conspicuous region of Italy, which seems to be closer to an untamed Africa rather than to well-organized Europe. Read more...

 


 

Breaking Stereotypes: Bosnia & Herzegovina

On 1st of October at 7 PM, we met for the sixth time at Trattoria Al Forno to have “Breaking Stereotypes” evening in order to, while having a cup of coffee or tea, listen to stories brought from far away. This time the guest – Katarzyna Betlej – took us into the heart of the Balkans, to the country of a small territory but with a great spirit – Bosnia and Herzegovina.Read more...

 


 

Breaking Stereotypes: Japan

The guest of our September’s meeting – Anika Godek – tried to trace the origins of myths and stereotypes about Japan in the Polish society by referring to her own knowledge and experience. Anika, a graduate of English and Japanese Philology in Poznan, spent the last year in Japan, where she was teaching English and Polish in Japanese kindergartens, nurseries and primary schools, as well as travelling across the country. Read more...

 


 

Breaking Stereotypes: India

The word “India” means greeting, the country itself is nowadays the most populated democratic state polity in the world, where every day there are 22 official languages and over 1500 dialects in use. It happens, that two India’s citizens can communicate between each other only in English. How does this diversity affect everyday life of Hindu? How did India, which was the pearl on the crown of British Empire, manage to get their independence? About those, and many other topics we discussed about on 6th of August. Read more...

 


 

Breaking Stereotypes: USA – New York

The third “Breaking Stereotypes” meeting was held on July 2 at 19:00 at Al Forno Trattoria. This time we left the old continent and traversing the Atlantic we moved to the United States. It is said that it is a country of diversity and many opportunities, a place where everyone follows the American dream. Where does this superstition come from? What does the daily life of Americans look like? Why it is said that the U.S. is a country of immigrants, and whether it really is? How can we travel there? Read more...

 


 

Breaking Stereotypes: Turkey

On 4th of June at 19:00 in Trattoria Al Forno we met for the second time for “Breaking Stereotypes: Turkey”. Our Turkish guide was be Patrycja Mroczek – a sociology student, who lived in Burkey and Izmir over 15 months. She was working in a Turkish high school for 3 months and in a local newspaper as well for the rest of her stay. Bursa is likely to be a more conservative city compared to westernized Izmir, where only after seeing a mosque, one realizes it’s Turkey. Patrycja was able to tell us about the two completely different worlds she happened to see in Turkey. Read more...

 


 

Breaking Stereotypes: Romania

The first meeting took place on 7th of May at 19:00 in Trattoria Al Forno, Kraszewskiego street, no. 6/6. The main character of the first meeting was ROMANIA. Everybody, who wanted to confront everything they think they know about this country was invited. How is the Romanian daily life? Where do stereotypes prevalent in Poland about Romania come from? What’s the easiest way to get to Romania and how to travel there? Read more...