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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 Conversation with Beverly Tatum and Sonja Santelises

Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises talks with Beverly Tatum about the role race plays in schools today and the relevance of Tatum’s work in majority African-American districts like Baltimore.

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55 Shades of Gay: The Intersection of Theater and Rights in the Balkans

In anticipation of the U.S. premiere of 55 Shades of Gay, Open Society presents a discussion about the role of theater and arts in promoting open society and LGBTI rights in the Balkans.

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Talking About Race: Plessy v. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation

Washington Post senior editor Steve Luxenberg talks with Judge Robert Bell about the current-day relevance of Plessy v. Ferguson’s “separate but equal” doctrine.

Voices
Women Will Not Be Silent

By now, the link between authoritarianism and the repression of women and gender nonconforming people is clear. But those targeted by such hateful politics cannot—and will not—be intimidated.

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Film Screening and Q&A—Intelligent Lives

Dan Habib joins Open Society for a screening of his new film, which explores the value of attempts to measure intelligence as a way to predict a person’s potential to contribute meaningfully to the world.

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Film Screening and Q&A—Call Her Ganda

Director PJ Raval joins Open Society for a screening of his award-winning film about the 2014 murder of Filipina trans woman Jennifer Laude by a U.S. Marine—and the political uprising it inspired.

Upcoming Events

Feb
28

In anticipation of the U.S. premiere of 55 Shades of Gay, Open Society presents a discussion about the role of theater and arts in promoting open society and LGBTI rights in the Balkans.

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