Week Against Racism 2024: programme of the week


Acting against racism takes community effort. HAMK organizes good events and programmes to promote internationlisation and knowledge of new cultures. Here is how you can join us in the action:

Programme of the Week against racism in Hämeenlinna

There are many events in Hämeenlinna during the Week against Racism (March 18 to March 24, 2024), check the full programme below.

Monday, March 18

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Multicultural Food Market

Come and taste delicious food from different cultures. Open to all ages, please bring cash and enjoy a fantastic evening!

Address: Business Park, Raatihuoneenkatu 21-23.

Organizers: Oppien osallisuuteen ESR-hanke, Suomen Kulttuurienvälinen Yhteisö (SKY).

Registration by March 16: parlak@kktavastia.fi

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Multilingual Open Mic Poetry Hour

Presenters and listeners for their own poems – welcome to a multilingual poetry night! Poets do not need to register in advance. Each person has about 5 minutes of performance time.

Address: Main Library Avolava (1st floor), Lukiokatu 2.

Organizer: Hämeenlinna Main Library

Tuesday, March 19

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM International Living Room Discussion and Handicrafts

Address: Kumppanuustalo, Kirjastokatu 1.

Organizers: Hämeen Setlementti and City of Hämeenlinna

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM mucafé – Multicultural Café

mucafé is a cafe for everyone. Enjoy pastries and non-alcoholic drinks with live music. We also offer young people in Hämeenlinna the opportunity to showcase their talents on mucafé’s stage. The selection is not your typical cafe menu; mucafé allows you to taste pastries from around the world.

Address: Juliuksen Olohuone, Kasarmikatu 4.

Organizers: mucafe ny:n yrittäjät, Oppien osallisuuteen ESR-hanke, Suomen Kulttuurienvälinen Yhteisö (SKY)

Wednesday, March 20

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Discussion on Addressing Racism

Address: Main Library Larin-Kyösti Square (1st floor), Lukiokatu 2. Facilitated by Veera Antikainen.

Organizer: City of Hämeenlinna

Thursday, March 21

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Open House for Adult Immigrants’ Basic Education

Meet Tavastia students (Hattelmalantie 8, Hämeenlinna)

Registration by March 17: kaarin.allenius@kktavastia.fi

Organizer: Koulutuskuntayhtymä Tavastia, Oppien osallisuuteen ESR-hanke

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Immigrant Family Club

For all immigrants with children, anyone can join the group. We explore various themes related to children and parenting.

Address: Cultural Center ARX (Viipurintie 4)

Organizers: Kotoutumisen edistämisen palvelut ja Kulttuurikeskus ARX

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Language Café

Practice speaking and listening to Finnish, meet diverse people, and encounter various cultures.

Address: Main Library Pönkki Room (ground floor), Lukiokatu 2.

Organizers: Hämeenlinna Main Library, HAMK, Vanajaveden opisto, and Finnish Red Cross.

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Living Library

Come and discuss in English with international students.

Address: Main Library Larin-Kyösti Square (1st floor), Lukiokatu 2.

Organizers: HAMK and Suomen Kulttuurienvälinen Yhteisö (SKY)

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM International Cultural Evening

Offering diverse multicultural programs, music, and performers.

Address: Main Library Larin-Kyösti Square (1st floor), Lukiokatu 2.

Organizers: Hämeenlinna Main City and Oppien osallisuuteen ESR-hanke, Suomen Kulttuurienvälinen Yhteisö (SKY)

Friday, March 22

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM First Snow (Ensilumi) Movie

Open to everyone with free admission, 110 seats available.

The First Snow movie tells the story of a family living in a Finnish reception center that receives a rejected asylum decision. The family appeals the decision and tries to continue their lives.

Address: HAMK Auditorium, Vankanlähde 9, 13100, Hämeenlinna

Organizers: Oppien osallisuuteen ESR-hanke, Kulkeva hanke

Saturday, March 23

Africa Day

Address: Kumppanuustalo, Kirjastokatu 1.

Organizer: Hämeen Setlementti

For more information about the programme of the week (in Finnish): Puutu rasismiin ja osallistu rasismin vastaiseen viikkoon 18.-24.3. – Hämeenlinna (hameenlinna.fi)

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