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A Training of Trainers on “How Arts help the inclusiveness of our society” with UNESCO Beirut

Red Oak animated a training of trainers (TOT) workshop session on “How Arts help the inclusiveness of our society” during the workshop on Intercultural Dialogue and human rights through Arts organized by UNESCO and the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO. The workshop discussed the new challenges to cultural participation for persons with disabilities in light of the Covid-19 and the economic crisis and the key opportunities.

The workshop enhanced the capacity of youth community leaders engaged in the efforts of social cohesion and resilience in Lebanon how effectively use the intercultural competence through arts and performance in designing and implementing youth-led/ and youth targeting interventions in regions facing tensions among diverse communities in Lebanon.

UNESCO considers that by engaging people and encouraging their interaction through artistic and cultural expression, actions in the field of culture can open a space in which individuals and groups can reflect upon their society, confront and modify their perception of one another, express their fears and grievances in a non-violent manner, develop resilience after violent or traumatic experiences, including human rights violations, and imagine the future they want for themselves and how to better realize human rights in the society they live in.