Opening performance: October 6, 2016. 15.30
Photos by Stefan Roch and captions by Yahya Al-Abdullah, Sarah Ahmed, Pinar Aktoy, Shreya Bhattacharya, Manuela Demir, Xhenson Cela, Nilofer Khan Habibullah, Arman Heljic, Marinela Isuf, Asli Karaca, Paulina Klik, Yulian Kondur, Cynthia Mbamalu, Faisal Mohammed, Peter Molnar, Primrose Mungwari, Rilwan Omar and Jelena Savic.
The ‘Hate Speech’ Monologues is a participatory theatrical performance, and one of the few artistic and conversational platforms at CEU where students reflect on prejudices and discrimination that they engage personally and academically. The ‘Hate Speech’ Monologues was invented and has been conceived and directed since 2012 by free speech scholar and performer Peter Molnar and performed by the CEU students and Molnar himself. Initially an optional part of Molnar’s course “Enabling Policies for Responding to ‘Hate Speech’”, it has become a campus tradition performed each March, as well as during orientation week to welcome and raise awareness among incoming students. The project has been supported by the Student Union since 2014 and by the CEU Humanities Project since 2016. Building on the exceptional diversity at CEU, the ‘Hate Speech’ Monologues aims to strengthen the human connections and mutual respect in the CEU community.
In 2016, Kiel Ramos Suarez projected the pictures for the performance and Sotiris Bekas video recorded it.
The first version of this exhibition was created by Lilla Földy, Karolin Benkő and Péter Molnár for the Exhibition Hall at CEU, and was supported by the CEU Center for Arts and Culture and the Student Union of CEU.