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Adult Education Centre celebrates long night with exciting participation offers

16.09.2019 | 15:22 Clock | Culture
Adult Education Centre celebrates long night with exciting participation offers

(ffm) Under the motto "Living together, keeping together", the Frankfurt Adult Education Centre will be held on Friday, 20. September, from 18 to 23 o'clock with its "Long Night of Adult Education" a sign for diversity, openness and social cohesion. Around 20 participatory offers, various information stands and discussion events await visitors on two floors in the VHS in Ostend, Sonnemannstraße 13. Admission is free. 

How adult education can contribute to civic engagement and social cohesion is shown right at the beginning by two discussion events with Sylvia Weber, Head of Integration and Education.  

What is the cement of our society? What makes us stick together and what threatens common values and togetherness in our increasingly complex world? The social scientist and book author Hubert Kleinert and city councillor Weber will be exploring these fundamental questions from a scientific and local political perspective from 6 p.m. onwards. All those interested are also invited to join in discussions from 7 p.m. on when Matthias Emde from Transition Town talks about how civic commitment to climate protection is shaping our social future. 

"The extent to which climate protection and education belong together has become clear in recent months through Fridays for Future," says Head of Education Weber: "Climate protection begins in people's minds when people - young and old - are concerned about the effects of our actions on the planet and also call for sustainability politically. Good examples of this can be found a few doors further on, where committed Frankfurters present their initiatives and projects and invite you to inform and participate. 

Ob playing on a ukulele, singing and dancing together, Japanese tea ceremony or Tai Chi: In keeping with the motto, the Long Night focuses on experiencing and trying out together. Film fans can watch short films that make them laugh, cry and fear. Practical introductions invite you to get to know social networks such as Twitter and Instagram. Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" and William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" are read with the LEA Reading Club in simple language. A common work of art is created in the cooperation of many interested people in the evening. And how to reach sustainable decisions as a group without any power struggles can be tried out during the Long Night in the workshop "Systemic Consensus". In between simply only enjoying is announced: Different conditions offer culinary benefits of most diverse kind.  

The long night of the people's highschools is an action of the German people's highschool federation on the occasion of the 100-jhrigen of existence of the VHS and their federations, in which approximately 400 people's highschools country widely participate. 

>Under https://vhs.frankfurt.de you will find detailed descriptions of the individual offers.

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