The European Diversity Month in Estonia opened on 6 May with a conversation with Daryl Davis – a black musician and anti-racist civic activist, who has attended Ku Klux Klan rallies, interacted with its members and changed the beliefs of more than 200 of them; the discussion was moderated by Silver Tambur, the editor-in-chief of Estonian World.
How to talk to someone who hates you? What if the reason for their hatred is the colour of your skin? How could such a conversation start a friendship?
Daryl Davis, a black musician and anti-racist civic activist, who has attended Ku Klux Klan rallies, interacted with its members and changed the beliefs of more than 200 people, can answer these questions. Davis’s starting point has been the idea that when two opposing parties talk to each other, they forget to fight.
The discussion was be led by Silver Tambur, a cofounder and the editor-in-chief of Estonian World. In addition, all listeners had the opportunity to ask Daryl Davis questions.
The online event was organised by the Estonian Human Rights Centre and supported by the United States embassy in Estonia.
Cover: Daryl Davis (photo by Jonathan Timmes) and Silver Tambur (photo by Kristin Kalnapenk).