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MEPEACE.org Chat 11 Apr - After-event discussion - Language: A Symbol of Exclusion or the Way to Understanding?

Dear Peacemakers!

After each MEPEACE.org Chat Workshop (a new kind of event taking place every second Sunday in MEPEACE.org Chat), we (the MEPEACE Dialogue Team, that is Cigdem Yilmazer, Jessica de Souza, Johanna Silverthorne and myself) open a dedicated 'after-event discussion', in order to give the workshop participants and other interested members the chance to elaborate on their points raised during the workshop, share new ideas on the respective topic with others, and discuss with others about the topic.

Information about our event which successfully took place on 11 April can be found here:

http://www.mepeace.org/events/mepeace-chat-april-11


Please also have a look at the attached written summary (PDF) of the workshop!


The leading questions were

In what ways does language act as a symbol of exclusion?

How can we create a 'mutual language' and finally learn to understand each other?


During the 90 minutes of live discussion in the MEPEACE.org Chatroom, the 17 participants, together with the moderators, already addressed these questions to a large extent. However, feel free to add anything here. But please stick to the topic

 

Language: A Symbol of Exclusion or the Way to Understanding?


The Dialogue Team won't interfere in this discussion - however, take into account that 'normal' moderation (as in every other discussion) applies - so please observe the MEPEACE.org Guidelines.

This discussion will be open for replies and comments until Saturday, 01 May, the day before the next MEPEACE.org Chat, on Sunday, 02 May. Hence, there will therefore only be one 'open' after-event discussion at any one time.

 

We are looking forward to your comments and opinions!

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