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.

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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 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
Message: ‘Human Right Mechelen [and your first name/ last name]’