As part of National Diversity Day on 15 May, the Ville de Luxembourg (VdL) and the Familljen-Center are organising a workshop and a round table on family diversity, at the Bonnevoie cultural centre (2 Rue des Ardennes, L-1133 Luxembourg).
The goal of the "We are Family" event is to raise awareness among the general public about the different types of families that exist and to address topics such as intersex, trans-identity and disability, as well as migration in the family context. Through meeting and discussing with parents, representatives of associations and psychologists, the event will highlight today's families, what worries them and what unites them.
The event will begin with the "Living library" workshop, taking place from 1430 to 1730, which will bring together parents from different types of families to share their experiences in small discussion groups and discuss the challenges and stereotypes they face in everyday life. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and actively participate in the discussion.
This will be followed by a round table from 1900 to 2100, during which representatives of families from different backgrounds will take a look at the diversity of "non-traditional" families. Through the exchange, the parents will reveal their personal experiences, the challenges they face and their wishes for the future.
Exchanges will continue around a glass of friendship offered by the City of Luxembourg.
Participation in both parts of the event is free, although registration is required via email email@example.com (until 3 May 2019 inclusive). The workshop will be held in Luxembourgish and German (with translation into French, and German Sign Language, if required).
Venue: Bonnevoie cultural centre (2 Rue des Ardennes, L-1133 Luxembourg)
Organiser: VdL; Familljen-Center