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Taste of Diversity

The Club of Amsterdam organises on June 28 a special season event with the title "Taste of Diversity". It includes a cultural market and a conference.

Taste of Diversity is about creating greater awareness of cultural diversity and strengthening, promoting and sharing of cultural wealth. The idea of “intercultural dialogue” takes as its starting point the recognition of difference and multiplicity of the world in which we live. These differences of opinion, viewpoint, and values exist not only within each individual culture but also between cultures. 'Dialogue’ seeks to approach these multiple viewpoints with a desire to understand and learn from those that do not see the world in the same way as ourselves. An effective ‘dialogue’, therefore, is an enriching and opening interaction which encourages the respectful sharing of ideas and an exploration of the different thought-processes through which the world is perceived and understood.

In an increasingly globalised and interdependent world, where encountering cultural difference can scarcely be avoided, the ability to enter into a tolerant and respectful dialogue is a vital skill for nations, communities, and individuals.

The Taste of Diversity Cultural Market - Thursday, June 28, 18:30-23:30 - presents food, drinks, music, dance etc from different Cultures and Continents. Live music, Brazilian dance, yoga, wines from Hungary and Switzerland, caipirinha, raclette, Indian dishes, goulash, art workshops and many more.

The Taste of Diversity Conference - Thursday, June 28, 18:30-21:15 - features the following speakers:

H.E. Gábor Szentiványi, Ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands
Central Europe: Values and traditions
Humberto Schwab, Director, Club of Amsterdam, Innovation Philosopher, Owner, Humberto Schwab Filosofia
Cultures as methods of realizing the radical human challenge
Iclal Akcay, Journalist, Turkey
Lives of muslim women, different perspectives
Florangel Maritza Russel, Chairwoman of the Association of Black Business Women in the Netherlands (ZZVN )
The diversity of black women in The Netherlands
and
Consul General Marjorie A. Ames, U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam

Moderated by Peter C. van Gorsel, Director of the Institute for Media and Information Management, Hogeschool van Amsterdam


Taste of Diversity
Thursday, June 28

Location: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thomas R. Malthusstraat 5, 1066 JR Amsterdam
Map
Near metro stop Henk Sneevlietweg. Free parking.

Conference
Registration: 18:30-19:00, Conference: 19:00-21:15

http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/event.asp?contentid=693

Cultural Market
18:30-23:30
FREE Entrance
The market is outdoors or - depending on the weather - indoors.
http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/event.asp?contentid=696


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