LET’S ACT

Refugees are people like us, who happen to be in a very difficult situation in life. Just like us, they want to be safe and wish for a good life for themselves and for their families. Lets (re)act if we witness a situation when somebody shows disrespect for refugees or speaks of them in a contemptuous manner. Let’s not allow words to take away another person’s dignity. Let’s not be afraid to correct untrue statements or point out slanderous words aimed at others. We should remember about the power of words and how many times in history words led to mass tragedies. Each and every one of us can resist the dehumanizing power of language by talking to friends, family, people we come across in the street, even with our Facebook friends. But above all, let’s talk to our children about it – children are free of all prejudices.

  • Here you will find a list of children’s books, which may prove helpful to parents:

“Wojny dorosłych – historie dzieci” (“Grown up wars – children’s stories”) is an entire series devoted to war, refugee and migration crisis, for example:

Hebanowe serce (Ebony Heart) by Renata Piątkowska, Maciej Szymanowicz

Chłopiec z Lampedusy (A Boy from Lampedusa) by Rafał Witek, Joanna Rusinek

Kot Karima i obrazki (Karim’s Cat and Pictures) by Liliana Bardijewska, Anna Sędziwy

Wędrówka Nabu (Nabu’s Journey) by Jarosław Mikołajewski

  • Books for adults:

Migrants, migrations: 50 questions pour vous faire votre opinion (Migrants, Migrations. What to Know to Form One’s Own Opinion) ed. by Hélène Thiollet

Wielki przypływ (A Big Tide) by Jarosław Mikołajewski

Strangers At Our Door by Zygmunt Bauman

An African Odyssey by Klaus Brinkbaümer

A Short Border Handbook by Gazmend Kapllani

  • Use reliable Internet sources

Facts and myths about refugees www.uchodzcy.info