diversity house
A safe and friendly space for fans and locals with parties, exhibitions and discussions on diversity in football and society, free Wi-Fi, matches' public viewing and a Civic Info Center.

June, 16 — July, 16 / 12:00 — 23:00 / Berthold centre, Grazhdanskaya, 13-15
The World Cup is a good occasion to pay attention to the inner diversity of the hosting country, the problems concerning the access to the environment, problems of discrimination as well as problems that initiatives face while supporting equality and defending human rights.

Fare Network and Cup for People opened the Diversity House with an exhibition about diversity in international and Russian Football and about society, migration, refugees, LGBTIQ+ community and the role of football in the achievement of positive social changes.

Fare Network
is an international umbrella of organisations and ethnic minority groups, LGBT+ fans working to fight discrimination and promote diversity in football in over 39 countries across the globe.

Fare is also issuing a guide to Russia for visiting fans and operating a helpline for fans from minority groups to report harassment or attacks.

We'v just moved to another location
We had to change the location of the Diversity House. So if you come and see people still preparing something in the place, just don't mind to join us;)

And if you like the initiative and want to support us somehow, please contact Lena:
What's up?
You're welcome in our space every day from June 16 to July 16, from noon to 11 PM. We have Wi-Fi, coffee and soft drinks, a safe space with wide screens and thematic exhibitions. Anything you do with respect to others and the diversity is allowed there.

For more information about the upcoming events: June 18 / June 19 or the complete timetable.
Some events will be happening simultaneously with football matches screenings because we have two isolated halls.
And yes, we will help you with translation so you could understand everything.

You're also welcome to visit our civic info center, where local activists are helping fans and journalists learn more about today's civil society and culture in Saint Petersburg.

Diversity House visits and all related events are free of charge. To attend some events, we kindly ask you to fill in registration form — we need know how many people are going to attend. You can always donate to support civic projects presented in our space.
June 18, Monday
15:00 — 17:00
15:00 — 17:00
Sweden — Korea Republic
18:00 — 20:00
18:00 — 20:00
Belgium — Panama
21:00 — 23:00
21:00 — 23:00
Tunisia — England
June 19, Tuesday
12:00 — 13:00
12:00 — 13:00
Diversity Ballet
lesson for everyone
The ballet lesson for beginners from Alina Zvereva — dancer, choreographer and teacher, graduate of the Academy of Russian Ballet, the owner of the ballet studio called Lets ballet!

«I will show that everybody can do ballet, the main thing is to learn basic principles and find a "your" teacher who will believe in you and your style of dancing. Russian ballet school has a very serious base, but for a young people studying professional ballet sometimes its very hard to understand how really you want to dance, do you really feel and realize your body? A beautiful picture on the stage is given by hard work and blood, so there is a stereotype that ballet is an art only for the elite and if you not thin and young you should not start. Its very sad, but girls who has a big dream to dance just forgot about it because of the stereotypes I want to make something with it. In my classes, we will first learn to listen to ourselves and our body, move in dance, enjoy music.

No violence and hard discipline. My task — move, breathe and relax. We will study dancing etudes and, maybe, we will create something incredible together!»

Sign up and come
15:00 — 17:00
15:00 — 17:00
Colombia — Japan
18:00 — 20:00
18:00 — 20:00
Poland — Senegal
19:00 — 21:00
19:00 — 21:00
A Different Football: DIY League in Saint Petersburg
public talk
Can football be free from commercialization, fan clashes and "ultras" show-offs, racism and excessive focus on European championships?
These questions will be discussed on the meeting with Andrey, one of the founders o SPb DIY Football League:

«Our league's basic principles are mutual respect and love for fair play. We don't tolerate prejudices and "no-matter-the-cost" attitude towards football».

Sign up and come
21:00 — 23:00
21:00 — 23:00
Russia — Egypt
20 June, Wednesday
15:00 — 17:00
15:00 — 17:00
Portigal — Marocco
18:00 — 20:00
18:00 — 20:00
Uruguay — Saudi Arabia
21:00 — 23:00
21:00 — 23:00
Iran — Spain
21 июня, четверг
15:00 — 17:00
15:00 — 17:00
Дания — Австралия
18:00 — 20:00
18:00 — 20:00
Франция — Перу
19:00 — 23:00
19:00 — 23:00
Trava Party
What if sports could be a platform for social change?

We'll learn about the local initiatives working in between sports and activism in the mini-conference and networking party.

Sigh up and come
21:00 — 23:00
21:00 — 23:00
Аргентина — Хорватия
22 июня, пятница
15:00 — 17:00
15:00 — 17:00
Бразилия — Коста-Рика
18:00 — 20:00
18:00 — 20:00
Нигерия — Исландия
19:00 — 21:00
19:00 — 21:00
Права Человека, спорт и драконы
Может ли спорт помогать защищать Права Человека? Может ли спорт вредить Правам Человека? Зачем драконам спорт и Права Человека? К чему приведут глобальные игры в Права Человека уже совсем скоро? Рассмотрим спорт как поле боя за Права Человека. Какие драконы мешают людям объединяться вокруг Прав Человека? Может ли общество двигаться вперед, не победив своих драконов?

Обсудим с Андреем Юровым, одним из ведущих правозащитников Восточной Европы, экспертом Совета Европы, членом Совета при Президенте по развитию гражданского общества и Правам Человека, интеллектуалом и социальным философом.
21:00 — 23:00
21:00 — 23:00
Сербия — Швейцария
23 июня, суббота
15:00 — 17:00
15:00 — 17:00
Бельгия — Тунис
18:00 — 20:00
18:00 — 20:00
Южная Корея — Мексика
21:00 — 23:00
21:00 — 23:00
Германия — Швеция
24 июня, воскресенье
13:00 — 14:30
13:00 — 14:30
Культурный ответ на «закон о пропаганде»
Выход
Каким может быть культурный ответ на «закон о пропаганде»? Как организовать диалог с обществом об ЛГБТ-проблемах? Могут ли его реплики звучать не только из уст адвокатов и правозащитников в судебных залах?

Предлагаем гражданским инициативам поделиться своим опытом.

Уже 5 лет, с 2013 года, российское ЛГБТ-сообщество живет с «законом о пропаганде». Закон, формально запрещающий распространять нейтральную информацию об ЛГБТ, на деле используют как инструмент репрессий. Блокируют сайты для психологической поддержки ЛГБТ-подростков и сайты, созданные для поддержки ЛГБТ-людей, живущих с ВИЧ, создают проблемы свободным от дискриминации площадок вроде Дома Разнообразия.

В контексте повседневной вражды очевидна необходимость культурного диалога с обществом об ЛГБТ. Культурным ответом «Выхода» стал «КвирФест» — международный просветительский и правозащитный фестиваль. На этой площадке создали подходящую среду для публичного, доступного общественности разговора о правах человека и о культурном самовыражении различных идентичностей. А как отвечаете на «закон о пропаганде» вы?
15:00 — 17:00
15:00 — 17:00
Англия — Панама
18:00 — 20:00
18:00 — 20:00
Япония — Сенегал
19:45 — 21:45
19:45 — 21:45
Как рассказать свою историю о дискриминации?
мастер-класс
Алексей Чернореченский, кандидат филологических наук, лингвист-культуролог и бывший преподаватель МГУ.

Сфера научных интересов — искусствоведение и семиотика, а творческое направление — драматургия и музыкальная композиция.

На мастер-классы активисты и представители меньшинств научатся писать истории о дискриминации, а Алексей поделится своими рассказами.
21:00 — 23:00
21:00 — 23:00
Польша — Колумбия
What else?
CIVIC INFO CENTRE
In the framework of Diversity House, an alternative info center, created by local activists, will be helping tourists and journalists to get to know the civil society and the modern culture of St. Petersburg.
Materials
Provide informational brochures in English about local initiatives, NGO's, independent cultural projects and alternative maps.
Contacts
We suggest journalists and activists from other countries local contacts in the social sphere of their interest and arrange the exchange of visit cards.

Events
We plan Public Talks and Civic Exchange Workshops with those activists among the fans that contact us and would like to share practices.
How to take an active part?
We offer a platform for meetings, presentations, discussions, conferences, master-classes on activism, social issues, human rught, or cultural activities to celebrate diversity, so if you want to share your experience or present the culture or your country, let's organize it together!

We are very interested to learn how to make Moroccan mint tea, to hear Iranian poetry and to know about antidiscrimination initiatives in your country.
is coordinating everything
will be happy, if you want to be a 'Book' in Human Library
let's organize a public talk or a workshop with local activists
is coordinating Civic Info Centre, and will also help you if you are a journalist or activist
Diversity House will be active every day from June 16th to July 16th from 12pm to 23pm. We will update schedule.

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In case you have any questions, contact Alfred: bandarlogka@gmail.com.
photo by Яна Субботина, Ира Шеремет, Ксюша Иванова
Berthold centre, Grazhdanskaya, 13-15

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