As part of its activities, the Center E8, together with the Reflector Theater, continued to work and actively communicate with the audience during the crisis, but also to work on addressing some social issues.
Within the Program Y as well as the Program Y+ together, but also individually, they did great things such as continuing cooperation with schools and conducting workshops in schools, but this time in a customized format. The Center E8 has started online workshops that are held three times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm via the Zoom platform. This has proven to be a great practice and a good mechanism for mastering new tools.
The podcast “Youth” is a novelty too! In response to the crisis, the Center E8 has developed podcasts in which they talk to the heroes and heroines of youth, their successes, work and commitment to make the community and society a better place to live. At the same time, within the podcast, a campaign “Are you OK?” has been launched about health, especially mental health, and how we manage in this time and society.
Slaven Došlo, on Saturdays at 5 pm in the podcast “Youth” – listen!
When it comes to the issue of extremism and radicalism, the Reflector Theater did a show with actors and actresses from the play “How can I explain this to my son?” called “Where are they? What are they doing?” which is available on their YouTube channel. In that show, they talk about themselves and how they overcome all this, but they also target topics from the play, such as extremism, radicalism and tolerance.
Also, the Reflector Theater included in its show “Evening under the Reflector”, which is broadcast live every working day at 9 pm on their Instagram profile, actors and actresses of the Center E8 plays, including the teams of the plays “Macho Men” and “How can I explain this to my son?”. In their live shows, they talk to various artists, directors, playwrights, and actors about their work, but also about their views on violence, violence prevention and the fight against violence, gender equality, masculinity, mental health and coping, but also on topics such as extremism.
Therefore, the Center E8 and the Reflector Theater, despite the crisis, continue to fight for social change and a better life for all of us in this world.
The activity is implemented by the Center E8 within the project Young Men Initiative II – Men and Boys as Partners in Promoting Gender Equality and Prevention of Youth Extremism and Violence in the Western Balkans, supported by CARE International Balkans, Austrian Development Cooperation and Oak Foundation.