Dienstag, 18. Dezember 2018
assignment 4: post yourself4peace - individual assignment. deadline: February 15th

dear participants
please send us a photo and a short description of yourself, including a statement of your motivation to join peacecamp 2019: what do you want do do/experience/learn here? What will you contribute to the peacecamp experience?

This will appear in this blog under "meet participants" and "team members"

deadline: February 15th, 2019

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assignment 5: Life Story Book - individual assignment

“Life Story Book”/Family album
Assignment for the Workshop “LIFE STORY BOOK”-

• Please bring your personal REAL, not virtual (not on your cell phone or any other electronic device!)" life story book" or "family album" with photos, documents and texts about your family and origins. You may want to show us a poem, a song, an anecdote about your personal family/ family members. You may want to make a family tree, or bring drawings, pictures or any other objects or documents portraying your family members, their countries of origins, languages spoken in your family, etc. Please don't bring just photos, but a documentation with text to the photos or drawings. Please also bring two PERSONAL OBJECTS:
1. one that symbolizes your personal link to your family or to a particular family member
2. One object that symbolizes YOU in a very personal way.

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10 rules4peace - or how to have a good time at peaceamp

peacecamp 2019 in Lackenhof and Vienna: July 2nd - 12th, 2019
1. DO always communicate in English, which is the language common to all on peacecamp. It does not matter if you make mistakes. You can always ask a friend or an adult to help you translate or express yourself in English.

2. DO always address people directly: talk TO – not ABOUT somebody.

3. DO respect the structure and time-table of the peacecamp: DO arrive on time and attend ALL meals and workshops. All meals have to be taken in the youth hostel.

4. DO share and express your opinions and feelings openly, frankly. DO stand up for your convictions. DO tell us if something bothers you, but do this respectfully in a way that won’t hurt others.

5. DO respect rest- and sleeping-hours of the people in and around the youth hostel. In Austria resting hour starts at 10 pm – please no loud voices and music in the street after this hour. If you play music after this hour, please close the windows, so that the neighbours can sleep undisturbed.

6. DO treat the space and environment with respect and care. DO observe waste separation. We have separate bins for plastic, paper, metal, organic and “general” waste as well as for bottles. Our Austrian friends will show you how to do this.

7. DO NOT hurt, offend or attack others – neither verbally nor in action. Fight for your views and convictions, but do this respectfully and try to listen to the other person’s viewpoint.

8. DO NOT damage or waste things: Handle equipment with respect and care. DO leave rooms and equipment as you would like to find them. Try to keep the in- and outdoor space clean and beautiful.

9. DO keep the peacecamp area free of cigarettes, alcohol and drugs of any kind.

10. DO give your best and DO take home as much as you can. Remember that in order to receive, you must be ready to give.

Please remember: We are coming from different countries, cultures and religions. We may be eating different food, wearing different clothes, have different life styles. Let us find ways to experiment with the new while respecting each other’s social norms.

Have a wonderful time – Your peacecamp 2019 team

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• an inexpensive white, 100% COTTON, PREWASHED T-SHIRT with your name written in it

• your Life Story Book
• your talks4peace posters and videos

• any music instrument you play that you could bring: flute, guitar, drum, castanets, accordion, triangle, etc.

• anything you can do well (making tricks, painting, a poem you love, a text that inspires you, anything that makes you happy or is fun to show, to do perform or to teach others)

• your favourite music

• your own photo or video camera

• anything you would need for your culture evening

• underwear
• plastic slippers
• long sleeves/long legs pajamas
• jeans
• trackies
• a spare outfit that can get dirty, wet
• shorts
• light short sleeve t-shirts
• long sleeve shirts
• 1 warm sweater
• good waterproof shoes/sneakers
• rain cover
• waterproof jacket
• head cover (to protect you from sun and rain)
• towels
• mosquito repellent
• sun protection
• tooth brush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.
• if you are a girl: sanitary napkins/tampax or the like
• some favorite snacks you can’t do without them
• if you need MEDICATION, don’t forget to bring it

- good mood, adventurousness, an open mind and creativity

Please double-check this list and your suitcase before going on the plane/bus
Hope to see you soon in Lackenhof.

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