People, not Stereotypes

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People, not Stereotypes
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It’s a fact: as human beings, we tend to categorise all that happens in our life. This includes objects, experiences, and people. For this reason, a series of questions arises: why do we tend to generalise? Why stereotypes play such a huge role in shaping a community? And why it takes so much time to go get rid of them?
In this episode, you will hear the opinions and experiences of Laurynas, Livia, and Filippo, our colleague volunteers, while Ourania, as a social psychologist, will share with us some knowledge and parameters to understand better what stands behind a stereotype.
We are living a historical moment which is also a great opportunity to review the stereotypes we inherited with the hope of adopting a more inclusive and open attitude towards the other.

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A Talk about Islam and Feminism

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A Talk about Islam and Feminism
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Is Islam Feminist?
In this new episode of our podcast we address two very hot topics, feminism and religion.
We welcome our guest today, Weam Nafea, a dear friend who will explain us better what it means to be a woman for Islam.
From the precepts of the Holy Quran to the birth of Islamic feminism in Egypt, follow us on this all-female journey in which we will try to shed light on this debated topic, debunking myths and breaking stereotypes.

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The race for Humanity: Race as a social construct

Older it may seem, the discussion about the use of racial categorization in our species is ongoing. Such is, to a great extent, due to the lack of objectivity of race as a concept and the need for a holistic approach to examine it. Even if no definite answer may be provided on whether its […]

Life lesson: things aren't always as they seem

Tandem Stories: The life lesson

In more than eight months of living in Thessaloniki and attending Tandem almost weekly, I can say that I’ve met quite a lot of people there. People with amazing life stories, people from all over the world, travellers, students, professionals and so on. This story is however not about someone that I’ve met in Tandem, but about someone that I’ve met in front of Bord de l’eau. This person had an amazing life story, but I’ll talk rather about the life lesson that I learned that evening.