FAAB Fall Event: A History of Human Rights in Mechelen (October 22, 2016)

Join Fulbright alumni and current grantees in Mechelen on 22 October 2016 for a lesson in the history of human rights. Event highlights include a walking tour of the city, a visit to the Kazerne Dossin, and lunch at the Het Anker Brewery. mechelen small Event Schedule: 10:30 – Meet at Mechelen Tourist Office. Participants arriving by car may choose to park at Thomas More University College at 10:15. We will walk from the campus to downtown Mechelen. Mechelen Tourist Office, Hallestraat 2-4-6. The Tourist Office is a 15 minute walk from the Mechelen train station. 10:45 – Mechelen Human Rights Walking Tour Get to know the city of Mechelen, with a focus on the lesser-known locations that have played a role in the city’s human rights history. Depart from Mechelen Tourist Office, Hallestraat 2-4-6. 1:00 – Lunch at Het Anker Brewery Enjoy a delicious lunch — complete with a traditional Mechelen-brewed beer – at Het Anker Brewery in downtown Mechelen. Het Anker – Guido Gezellelaan 49. 2:30 – Visit to the Kazerne Dossin: Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights During World War II, the Kazerne Dossin served as a detention and deportation camp through which over 25,000 people were transported to Nazi concentration camps. Today, the site serves as a memorial and museum. Our visit will begin with an introduction by museum staff, followed by a visit of the museum at your leisure. Kazerne Dossin, Goswin de Stassartstraat 153 The Kazerne Dossin is a 15-20 minute walk from ViaVia Mechelen. 5:30 – Drinks at the Grote Markt Finish up the day with a sample of one (or two!) of Mechelen’s famous beers. Cost: Cost for alumni and other guests: 45€. Current grantees do not need to pay, as the Commission will cover their costs. To register, please complete the form below. Once you have registered for the event, please make a bank transfer of 45 euros per participant to the Belgian Fulbright Commission. Registration is not final until payment has been received. Name: Commission for Educational Exchange between the U.S., Belgium & Luxembourg Bank: CBC Banque IBAN: BE79 7320 0561 4533 SWIFT/BIC: CREGBEBB Message: ‘Human Right Mechelen [and your first name/ last name]’ ]]>