MORNING COFFEE AT G.A.P  WITH KULTTUURIKAMELEONTIT RY & SVENSKA.FI 

November 19, 2020 / 10-12:00 pm

Welcome to Morning coffee at G.A.P – an informal event held on Thursday, 19 November from 10 am to 12 pm in G.A.P’s premises

For the next Morning Coffee at G.A.P, we are excited to introduce to you representatives from our member associations Marjo-Sisko Lindstedt, the chairperson of Kulttuurikameleontit ry and Alexandr Foy, the secretary from the Svenska.fi organisation.  

The session will start with Marjo-Sisko briefly introducing the Kulttuurikameleontit ry association, their mission and their connection to Svenska.fi. Her presentation will be followed by Alexandr Foy who will then present Svenska.fi, their activities and language courses for immigrants and people who are interested in learning the Swedish language in Finland.

Kulttuurikameleontit ry is a non-religious, apolitical and non-governmental organization founded in 2003 that aims to promote intercultural communication, multicultural well-being, equality, equality and the social inclusion of women and girls. 

http://www.kulttuurikameleontit.com/en/

Svenska.fi is a non-profit, supporting organisation for people who are interested in learning the Swedish language in Finland. We find the best solutions for one’s success in language learning, career development and wellbeing. We help to recognise and maximise the benefits of knowing Swedish in Finland for all individuals and their families. 

https://en.svenska.fi/

Find the event here.

ACCESSIBILITY 

You can find us at Malminkatu 5, 00100, Helsinki. When you enter Malminkatu from Runeberginkatu/Kamppi metro station turn right, G.A.P is at the end of the street on the right side, located in a pink building. Our facilities are accessible on the street level, assistant dogs are welcome, however, please note that there is no accessible toilet in the office space.

ETHICAL RULES FOR USING G.A.P.’S FACILITIES

No one should make assumptions of or question someone’s background, gender or experiences.

Every person inside the facilities must be treated equally and respectfully. Discrimination and any kind of harassment, sexual or otherwise, are strictly forbidden. This includes language. It also condemned the use of discriminatory, subordinating, repressive or offensive terminology (different slurs and invectives), not even in examples or to describe something.

By using the G.A.P.’s facilities you commit yourself to be responsible for your behaviour and to follow these rules. The workers, members and facilitators of events inside G.A.P. are responsible for securing that every participant and guest are aware of them.

In conflict situations, the organiser of events as the team of G.A.P. has the right to intervene. If you witnessed or experienced any harassment inside G.A.P., please inform immediately to the team or to the event facilitator.

What is discrimination?

A simple definition of discrimination is that a person is treated unfavourably, or someone’s character is defamed in a way that is connected to at least one of the following grounds:

gender

transgender identity or non-normative gender expression

cultural or ethnic background

religion or other conviction

functional ability

sexual orientation

age

nationality

origin

language

appearance

Discrimination can be direct or indirect. Inadequate accessibility, harassment (sexual or otherwise) and instigation of discriminatory practices are also types of discrimination.

What is harassment/sexual harassment?

Everyone has the right not to be sexually harassed while they’re working, regardless of whether the harasser is a facilitator, employer, colleague, guest or another content producer. Harassment is an action that offends a person’s honour and is tied to one or more of the grounds of discrimination mentioned above.

Harassment can be holding someone up to ridicule, or demeaning generalisations that are connected to grounds of discrimination. Harassment can also by nature be sexual. In addition to comments and words, this can include unwanted touching, meaningful glances, groping, jokes, suggestions and sexual images. It can include sexually-toned language. It can also include unwanted compliments, invitations or innuendos. Sexual harassment differs from normal flirting in that the former is unwanted. The target of harassment determines whether or not the behaviour is offensive and defamatory.