Turing (traumatic) history into (international) mission

25 Сер 2019
14:00 - 15:00
Impact Hub Odessa - Kyoto

Turing (traumatic) history into (international) mission

Turing (traumatic) history into (international) mission

In early 90-ies, soon after the Velvet Revolution, a small group of former student activists, ex-dissidents, journalists, photographers and filmmakers started to bring humanitarian aid to war-torn regions of Nagorno-Karabakh, Bosnia and Chechnya. In meantime, the People in Need (Člověk v tísni) become the biggest Central European NGO working in more than 40 countries around the world. Idea that inspired us was simple – others helped us when we have been opposing communism, now, when we have gained our freedom, it was our responsibility to use our freedom to show solidarity with others and to take responsibility for the whole world. Simple idea gave energy to extraordinary achievement and ongoing mission. I would like to share why I think that Ukrainian recent history equips its very well to play similar role and to fulfil similar mission.