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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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Reimagining the Image: Walé Oyéjidé

Open Society Moving Walls fellow Walé Oyéjidé shares excerpts from his project After Migration, currently on view at Open Society Foundations–New York as part of the Moving Walls 25/Another Way Home exhibition.

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Film Screening and Q&A—Lazarus: A Tribeca Film Festival Entry about a Rising Malawian Pop Star with Albinism

Lazarus, rising Malawian pop star, joins Open Society to discuss albinism, discrimination, and the film about his life.

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Raised in the System—Documentary Screening and Discussion

Actor and producer Michael K. Williams hosts a screening of his documentary about people impacted by the juvenile justice system.

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A Conversation on Art and Politics with Hank Willis Thomas, Christine Eyene, and Patrick Gaspard

Artist Hank Willis Thomas, curator Christine Eyene, and Open Society President Patrick Gaspard discuss Thomas’s work and its relationship to contemporary political contexts.

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Case Watch: European Court Finds Ethnic Profiling by the Police Discriminatory

For the first time, the European Court of Human Rights has used the consequential phrase “ethnic profiling” in a ruling concerning a police action it considered discriminatory.

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The Struggle to Ensure All People with Disabilities Can Live in a Home of Their Own

Following a screening of the Frontline/ProPublica documentary Right to Fail, a panel of activists and journalists discuss the rights of persons with disabilities to live and be included in their communities.

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Artist Hank Willis Thomas, curator Christine Eyene, and Open Society President Patrick Gaspard discuss Thomas’s work and its relationship to contemporary political contexts.

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