Summarize your EVS! Morgan Vernet.

         What’s your name?  17838673_10208933834167333_1724971169_o                                                               -My name is Morgan.

         How long did you stay in Leszno?

          -I stayed two months in Leszno.

        What experiences you gained during your EVS?

-During that EVS, i learned about culture from other countries, about animation, about team work, about myself and I met new Friends who are actually amazing persons.

 

What is your best memory from your EVS?

– The best memory of me is the one when we all went to a school to make some activities for youngsters who were about 16-17 years old. We played some games, spoke about human rights, had a quizz and fun of course!

So, what’s next for you in the future?

– In the future I will come back to my studies and maybe after, I will do an other EVS.

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March 2: What happened today?

Significant Events

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Did you know?

1933 “King Kong”, directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC.


Today’s Birthdays

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Would You Believe?

Longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight by distance, Emirates A380 flies 14,200km (8,824 miles) Dubai to Auckland in 17 hours, 15 minutes on this day in 2016.


   Event of Interets 

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Would you like to have a photo with a star?

Initially, Hollywood Walk of Frame appeared with a marketing idea and then, the concept was accepted by Los Angeles City Council.

 

E. M. Stuart, who was the Vice President of Hollywood’s Chamber of Commerce, had the brainchild. He has said, “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.” The first conception was to have a caricature on the sidewalk for each famous person and then, to make a star instead of the caricature. Firstly, there were four categories of art, these were Cinema, Television, Radio and Music. Later, Theatre and Live performance were added to the stars category. In 1960, 8 stars were added with a glorious ceremony. It was the director Stanley Kramer who had the first star and now, more than two thousands of famous names have already been immortalized in the boulevard. By the way, Michael Jackson has two stars and Muhammed Ali’s star hangs in Kodak Theatre. Also, famous dead people as well as imaginary characters, such as Buggs Bunny, can have this star.

Stuart’s idea came true that the boulevard is a very well-known touristic destination and it has become the publicity of famous people’s place.

Did you know? : Greensboro Sit-Ins (1960 Movement)

The Greensboro Sit-Ins were non-violent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, which started on February 1, 1960 when young African-American students staged a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter and refused to leave after being denied service.  The Greensboro Sit-Ins were the first prominent sit-ins of the civil rights movement.

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GREENSBORO FOUR

The Greensboro Four were four young black men who staged the first sit-in at Greensboro: Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil. All four were students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College.

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They were influenced by the non-violent protest techniques practiced by Mohandas Gandhi, as well as the Freedom Rides organized by the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE) in 1947, in which interracial activists rode across the South in buses to test a recent Supreme Court decision banning segregation in interstate bus travel.

SIT-IN BEGINS

Blair, Richmond, McCain and McNeil planned their protest carefully, and enlisted the help of a local white businessman, Ralph Johns, to put their plan into action.

On February 1, 1960, the four students sat down at the lunch counter at the Woolworth’s in downtown Greensboro, where the official policy was to refuse service to anyone but whites. Denied service, the four young men refused to give up their seats.

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Police arrived on the scene, but were unable to take action due to the lack of provocation. By that time, Johns had already alerted the local media, who had arrived in full force to cover the events on television. The Greensboro Four stayed put until the store closed, then returned the next day with more students from local colleges.

SIT-INS SPREAD NATIONWIDE

By February 5, some 300 students had joined the protest at Woolworth’s, paralyzing the lunch counter and other local businesses. Heavy television coverage of the Greensboro sit-ins sparked a sit-in movement that spread quickly to college towns throughout the South and into the North, as young blacks and whites joined in various forms of peaceful protest against segregation in libraries, beaches, hotels and other establishments. By the end of March the movement had spread to 55 cities in 13 states.

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The Greensboro Woolworth’s finally served blacks at its lunch counter on July 25, 1960, when manager Clarence Harris asked four black Woolworth’s employees—Geneva Tisdale, Susie Morrison, Anetha Jones, and Charles Best—to change out of their uniforms and into street clothes. The employees then ordered a meal at the lunch counter, becoming the first African Americans to be served at Woolworth’s. Most lunch counters around Greensboro would be desegregated over the next few weeks.

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The Greensboro Sit-Ins were the catalyst for the formation of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) which would become one of most important organizations of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Over the next few years, SNCC served as one of the leading forces in the civil rights movement, organizing Freedom Rides through the South in 1961 and the historic March on Washington in 1963, at which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his seminal “I Have a Dream” speech.The International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, has collections related to the Greensboro Sit-Ins.

 

Salut Audrey, from France

Name : Audrey CHAFFARD
Age : 24
Studies Field :Management and AnimationIMG_20170819_153948

What Do You Like Most In Your Life?

I love travelling in other countries and city for discover new places and meeting new people, to know about their culture, traditions, food, their hobbies, also I love nature so I need to go in mountains to do hiking and take some pictures, I love Pyrénées and everything in it, I like camping in nature and rock climbing with my brother.
Also I love music, I practice some instruments. I love going in festivals the summers
and go for road trips. I like working with childrens because they have lot of imagination.
I like look movies and read too and lot of things.

Why Did You Choose EVS?  Because I like childrens and have fun with them and
with polish childrens it will be different to teach them in english, it could be rewarding.
Also I like event world so, I want to learn some skills.

What Are Your Expectations?  For meet new people, learn new culture, to have a
different experience, to see new horizons, improve my english and learn other
languages. Also to live alone and see how i feel.

What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in
Poland ? To learn their traditions food, cultures etc…, to know about their differents
stories, live new experiences and to share my experience too.

What would be your best attributes? I can adapt myself in new places in few times,
I’m a person open-minded to speak about everythings. I’m nice and calm.

 

Say ‘Bonjour’ to Morgan from France

Name : Morgan
Age : 19
Studies Field : Sociology

What Do You Like Most In Your Life? 
I love to travel, to meet other people, to learn new things, reading
and writing, and have fun. 17838673_10208933834167333_1724971169_o

Why Did You Choose EVS? 
I choose EVS to live new experiences but also because I never went alone and never more than one week, so this organisation allow me to be a minimum framed for my first time alone abroad. More than it, working there as a volunteer is not the same thing than for tourism. We are completely immersed in an unknown culture, closer
to the inhabitants.

What Are Your Expectations?
I’m expecting to learn new animations skills, and share mine with others volunteers if they are interested. Learn more about Poland and most of it, about people living there. I expecting to make me some new friends too.

What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in
Poland ?
I can share my knowledges in social surveys methods and in statistics
which are essential to break stereotypes. I can take part to animations
for youngs too.

What would be your best attributes?
I can learn and adapt myself very quickly. I’m also a very sociable
person who is open-minded.

27th of January: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

Holocaust survivors and various leaders make their voices heard on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. Many of them speak publicly about the Holocaust or their experiences around the event, its aftermath and why the world should never forget what happened in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.

The UN organizes and supports events such as: concerts by musicians who survived the Holocaust or are survivors’ descendants; art exhibitions influenced by the Holocaust; presentations of special stamps; the introduction of special educational programs; and film screening and book signing focused on the Holocaust.

5 Places to Remember Holocaust Day

1. Auschwitz (Poland)

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2. Anne Frank’s House (The Netherlands)

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3. Yad Vashem (Israel)

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4. Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Germany)

 

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5. Shoes on the Danube Bank (Hungary)

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We, as Fundacja CAT, went to Auschwitz to remember and witness one of the darkest moments of the history.

Welcome, ​Sevil in Leszno.

Name: Sevil
Age: 22
Studies Field: Ceramic Art
What Do You Like Most In Your Life? : In my life, I like to travel the most, have fun and have specificity.IMG_9578
Why Did You Choose EVS?: because I wanted to be part of a whole.
What Are Your Expectations? : to meet new people and learn about different cultures.
What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in Poland? : I want to share my experiences, knowledge about my profession, the cult of the country and its beautiful memories.
What would be your best attributes?: I can share art with young people and children.

Summarise your EVS. Anastasia Mimikou.

IMG_1657Summarise your EVS.

What is your name?

My name is Anastasia Mimikou.

How long did you stay?

I had been staying in Leszno for two months.

What are you taking away from this experience?

It was a real life-changing experience. I tried things that in my place I have no chance to do so. I met beautiful people and learnt about a different culture and way of living. I made new friends from different places. Now, that I am a lot of kilometres away, I am still able to feel the warmth that this place brings to my heart because ended up to be my second home!

What would you like to do next?

I would like to keep on searching new things to experience and promote myself. Maybe, I will search for a long-term programme to do!

What is your best memory from this EVS?

There are a lot of things that I will remember forever. But if I had to choose, that would be the flash mob about human rights in high school. The place was full of positive energy, the students were involved. We were wearing special accessories, making balloons and having fun with the students.