The International Day of Tolerance is celebrated on November the 16th.
The UNESCO General Conference adopted the Declaration of Principles of Tolerance at its 28th session in 1995. Consequently, tolerance is respecting rights and property, recognition and acceptance of individual differences; ability to listen, communicate and understand others; appreciating the diversity of cultures; opening to other people’s thoughts and philosophy; curiosity and acceptance of the unknown; the conviction that no one has a monopoly on the truth.
On November 13th -19th 2017, we joined the initiative the Mayor of Toruń, Michael Zaleski, which was the Week of Tolerance. It is a city celebration promoting ideas of openness, dialogue and understanding. On this occasion, the youth of the School of Economics took part in school workshops organized on tolerance, acceptance of the dissimilarity between people and counteracting aggression.
Students of our school went to the Photographic Gallery at ul. Różana, to see the exhibition “Toruń Citizens by Choice” (Toruńczycy z wyboru) presenting 23 portraits of residents of our city from other countries, including Russia, Syria, China, Japan, Iraq and Peru. There was also the Second Match of Tolerance where our students were present and cheered the players joyfully .
On the ground floor, in the school hall, the results of the workshop activities were presented in the form of exhibition.