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Discrimination

Discrimination

The Open Society Foundations use advocacy and litigation to combat the marginalization of racial and ethnic minorities in Europe, taking on cases involving migrants, school segregation, violence against Roma, and policies that ban Muslims from wearing the hijab or building mosques.

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Recent work

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Talking About Race: A Screening and Discussion of 13th

Open Society Institute–Baltimore and the Office of the Public Defender host a free screening and discussion of Ava DuVernay's documentary, 13th, which looks at racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

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Live Webcast—Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel

Michèle Lamont discusses her most recent book, which examines the extent to which racial identity overshadows the daily experiences of stigmatized groups across contexts.

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Q&A: Lawyers on the Margins Find Creative Ways to Help Their Clients—and Each Other

Given worrying recent trends, the need for specialized legal assistance to vulnerable groups continues to grow. But this collaborative network of peers is rising to the challenge.

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Film Screening and Q&A—Finding Oscar

Finding Oscar tells the remarkable and moving story of the search for justice for Guatemala's 1982 Dos Erres massacre—and how it changed one man's life forever.

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Case Watch: How a Decision on Danish Naturalization Law Leaves Issues Unresolved

A ruling from the European Court of Human Rights glosses over the human story of a torture survivor's long struggle with stupefying bureaucracy.

Voices
How a Holocaust Commemoration Can Be a Starting Point for Today’s Roma Advocacy

When a critical mass of Roma citizens learn their history, they can forge their own sense of identity—and use it to inform their activism.

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Open Society Institute–Baltimore and the Office of the Public Defender host a free screening and discussion of Ava DuVernay's documentary, 13th, which looks at racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

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