Following the webinar in June, which had a record turnout, we invite you to another meeting that will focus on the issue of ghetto benches in Polish universities.
It was the university authorities of the time who were responsible for introducing these sanctions, and few know that these orders have, to this day, still not been repealed. Are they still a legal problem? Should they be officially repealed, and if so, should there be compensation or consequence again the universities? What actions have been taken so far, and what should be done to ensure that their significance is not purely symbolic?
The discussion will be accompanied by the following: prof. Joanna Wawrzyniak (Centre for the Study of Social Memory, University of Warsaw), prof. Beata Kowalska (Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University), Przemysław Marcin Żukowski (Archive of the Jagiellonian University), Grażyna Kubica-Heller (Department of Social Anthropology, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University), Ewa Bukowska-Marczak (Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences).
The event is co-organized with the Research Center for Memory Cultures and the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow as part of the project "NeDiPa: Negotiating Difficult Pasts", which FestivALT is implementing together with Fundacja Zapomniane and the Urban Memory Foundation thanks to the support of the European Union in the framework of the program Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV).