Diversity festival Ühine! takes place on Saturday in Tallinn ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Yasmyn, Estonian R&B and soul artist
Yasmyn, Estonian R&B and soul artist Source: Gerli Tooming

On Saturday (July 25) "Ühine!" festival will take place in front of Sveta Bar in Telliskivi Creative City. The aim of the event is to celebrate the diversity of people living in Estonia.

There will be two public discussions at the festival in both Estonian and Russian languages. The debate in the Russian language is called "Kas rahvusel on iseloom?" ("Does a Nation have character?"). The discussion will be moderated by Uljana Ponomarjova (Human Rights Center), Jüri Allik (Institute of Psychology at the University of Tartu) and Irene Käosaar (Integration Foundation).

In the Estonian language discussion "Kas töökeskkonnas saab olla austust mitmekesisuse vastu, kui ühiskonnas seda napib?" ("Can there be respect for diversity in the work environment if there is a lack of it in society?"), the speakers will be Kelly Grossthal (Human Rights Center), Reet Trei (Human Rights Center) and Mare Heinluht (Swedbank).

There will also be a charity market during the discussions. In addition, several musicians and DJs will perform at the festival, including Yasmyn, Mick Moon and Stefan. The evening program of the festival will start at midnight in Sveta Bar.

Katrina Indiana, the organizer of the event, said: "Recent events have shown that there is a lack of open, friendly and diverse voices in the Estonian public sphere. The Ühine! festival celebrates the diversity of the Estonian people and our beautiful culture. While attending the festival, every one of us can show what Estonia should look like and in which Estonia we want to live."

More information about the event can be found here.

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