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Food and Identity

By Grace Hou, intern at Crossing Borders Food is undeniably a huge part of my identity, and is a past-time I am engrossed in and fully absorbed by. My earliest memories of my life in Melbourne, Australia, involve food. Being born into a Chinese family, food has always been an important part of life and …

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When laws fail to stop hate speech – What can we do? well here is the answer!

By Ouafa Zaidi, cultural reporter intern at Crossing Borders Have we become too mean? What is the point of all this hate, intolerance, and distress? What does it really say about us? Where is our good faith, our desire to meet new people, persons of different backgrounds, colors, smells, and looks? That instead of misjudging …

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Where to start? Inspirational Talk about Entrepreneurship and results from our project FAMET

By Ouafa Zaidi, cultural reporter intern at Crossing Borders On March 17, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, in the welcoming offices of Crossing Borders, an interesting free event about entrepreneurship took place. Celine Faty and Flavia Kwebiiha gladly opened up about their experiences as entrepreneurs, sharing their journey in creating their business and the …

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This is how we celebrated the International Women’s Day 2022

By Ouafa Zaidi, cultural reporter intern at Crossing Borders Tuesday, March 8, 2022, like everywhere else, is International Women’s Day in Copenhagen. And Crossing Borders is proud and happy to celebrate this event with a program full of interest and charm. In partnership with the Anna Lindh Foundation, the event took place at Studenterhuset, which …

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The story of Natasha Al-Hariri – How did she end up doing what she is doing!

By Ouafa Zaidi, cultural reporter intern at Crossing Borders March 03, 2022, at 17.00 – Ubuntu Huset At Crossing Borders headquarters, on March 03, 2022, for the third Food For Thought event, we had the pleasure of welcoming Natasha Al-Hariri, director of DFUNK – Danish Refugee Council Youth -, lawyer, organizer, and debater of Palestinian …

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Why we should protect Writers Freedom! with Mille Rode from DanskPEN

By Ouafa Zaidi, cultural reporter intern at Crossing Borders 100 years later, PEN is a global organization defending writers and anyone who works with the written word around the world. An anniversary that coincides with the coming of Mille Rode to Crossing Borders, on February 17, 2022, for the second Food For Thought event. A …

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Human Rights, Climate Refugees and Third-Culture Child! Key words from the FFT with Yasmin Abdel-Hak

Article by Ouafa Zaidi, cultural reporter intern Crossing borders  As our world becomes more globalized, identity becomes a very urgent issue. and who better than a human rights lawyer, from a very long line of migrants going back at least five generations, could answer the various questions about the interplay between identity, interculturality, human relationships …

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Can a new generation of peace ambassadors save the world?

By Lavinia Ortu featuring Ilona Sahakyan, a participant from Armenia within our project Youth Ambassadors for Peace. “Young people are not part of their past, they have power now, they can impact their communities daily. See the world, tackle the issues and make actions” I started typing quickly on my laptop, trying to catch all …

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Recipes became policies! from the kitchen to the city hall – the story of Franciska Rosenkilde

By Lavinia Ortu “I realized that food is one of the key issues in the global inequality, global climate change, and culture. ” says Franciska Rosenkilde at the latest Food for Thoughts event. “Food is identity, an opportunity to connect with different cultures” Franciska, Copenhagen’s cultural mayor, is currently running for the November 16th elections …

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