"Since it’s never too late to learn, we at Cursor always make time for a good course. This time, Cursor joins the Power of Words workshop offered by TINT on Tuesday night in a lecture hall in MetaForum. Kimberly Drabbels, the organization’s program manager wants to explore with us the fine line between hate speech and freedom of speech and also has an exercise in non-violent communication planned for us. Perfect timing."
"She introduced the term sletvrees or "fear of being thought a slut" into the Dutch language and in her documentaries she confronts us with uncomfortable truths about racism and sexism. Her autobiographical book Mijn nazi-opa ("My Nazi Granddad") has recently been published. On Tuesday evening, program-maker, author and activist Bergman was a guest at TU/e. With an international audience she discussed the prejudices we all have, whether we know it or not."
I have had quite some difficulties with making choices in my life. I often tend to keep doubting, thinking about my options, and jumping from one possibility to another in my mind. Until at some point I just 'tie the knot', hoping for the best... Fortunately, someone taught me a useful 'choice method': a way to make well-considered choices, in which your head and your heart can both participate. Curious? It goes like this:
"Expensive groceries, sky-high energy bills, interest payments on your student loan… the average student has a string of bad breaks to worry about. And so, together with investment association B&R Beurs, TINT is holding a Financial Well-being workshop, full of tips to help you sleep at night. No more lying awake thinking about your bank balance."
‘The Tree of Your Life’ exercise is an inspiring tool that TINT uses in workshops and coaching sessions to help students explore their future dreams. In this exercise you add words to an image of a tree, to depict your past, present, and future, and to explore ideas to make your future dreams become a reality. In January 2023, I went to Freetown in Sierra Leone to teach at a secondary school.
"On Valentine's Day, TU/e staff and students came together for dinner, discussions and drinks to celebrate the International Day of Women in Science. The organizers - TINT, WISE and Beyond - named the event ‘Intercultural STEM! But how?’ and asked participants the question: how inclusive are the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for internationals?"
I got the exciting opportunity to join an “Against Hate” training course in Berlin. Without knowing what to expect, I took this opportunity with both hands and I haven't regretted it since. Together with 15 other people, primarily people in their twenties, from all over Europe, we started this great journey. The training started with an introduction to the link between hate speech and freedom of speech and the differences between them. Are you interested to learn more? Read my blog ;)
"I will always try to participate in these events since they create such an inviting and cozy atmosphere that you can’t help but dive deep into yourself, and this is hard to find elsewhere." Read Geri Fodor's first experience in the How To Build Your Social Life workshop!
The TINT team has recently changed a lot with two new student assistants and, especially, a new program manager: Kimberly Drabbels!
Read her experience in the first TINT event of the year with Cosmos: Strike Up the Conversation!