Discrimination

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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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Drugs in Documentary Films: A Showcase

The Open Society Foundations and PBS POV present an evening of excerpts from new documentary films exploring a range of harmful effects created by the current drug control regime.

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Building a New Legal Infrastructure Toward Confronting Hate Incidents in the United States

The Open Society Foundations welcome the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for a conversation about their work responding to the rise in hate incidents in the United States that began in late 2016.

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The Roma Are Their Own Best Advocates

With the new European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, there is finally a place where Roma can work together to promote their identity and self-esteem.

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Talking About Race: Harm Reduction and Communities of Color

A discussion on the historical tensions between drug policy advocates and communities of color, which have carried the heaviest burden in both health consequences and punitive criminal justice responses to drug use.

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It’s Time for Roma People to Speak for Themselves  

After enduring generations of stereotypes and other false depictions, Roma artists are working together to help their people tell their own story about their history, their art, and their contributions to European culture.

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Brussels Economic Forum 2017

Open Society Foundations founder and chairman George Soros gives the keynote speech at the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission.