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TDI Screens Videos Presenting “Images of Diversity” in Tsnori

14 December 2017 Students watching videos

On December 11, under the USAID-funded EWMI/PROLoG awareness raising grant “Promoting Diversity Enhancing Dialogue and Empowering Minorities and Women,” the Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI) held a screening in Tsnori, Kakheti region, of three videos that highlight and support religious and ethnic diversity in Georgia.

One video tells the story of a Muslim girl, Hurie Abashidze, from highland Adjara who studies psychology (Master’s Degree) at Ilia State University after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Turkey. Hurie started wearing a hijab in Turkey voluntarily, without coercion or anybody’s instruction. She wants to continue wearing a hijab as a sign of her religious identity, and also fights for the education of young Muslim girls. A second video tells of Jehovah's Witnesses who learn the Bible in sign language, an inclusive approach towards communicating with parishioners with special needs. The video also focuses on the discrimination encountered in the daily life of Jehovah's Witnesses, and works to counter that discrimination by raising awareness of positive activities by Jehovah's Witnesses. The third tells the story of a Polish Catholic priest who has been living in Samtskhe for three years, learned Georgian, and now preaches to his congregation in Georgian. The videos are part of TDI’s “Images of Diversity,” which are posted over time at TDI Facebook Images of Diversity.

Around 25 public school students from Tsnori attended the event. The screenings were followed by a discussion between the students, Hurie Abashidze (the Muslim girl featured in the first video), and the director, Beso Gvenetadze.

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