Animation against racism
Swedish NGO uses animation against anti-immigrant racism
The Order of the Teaspoon is a Stockholm-based NGO founded by Swedish publisher Wahlström & Widstrand and the magazine Vi. It was inspired by the magazine’s publication in Swedish of Amos Oz’s “How to Cure a Fanatic,” which it also distributes free of charge to Swedish high school students. The Order of the Teaspoon’s work is based on the motto: “Together for diversity and tolerance. We work to prevent people from being discriminated because of political or religious beliefs, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.” For more information about The Order of the Teaspoon and the Reality Check app, visit their website or find them on Twitter at @Teskedsorden.
What is The Order of the Teaspoon?
Israeli writer Amos Oz (1939–2018) described a hypothetical situation in which an individual comes upon a huge, life-threatening fire. He proposes three options: Run away and let the other people burn; protest the fire after the fact and demand justice; or take immediate action:
“Bring a bucket of water and throw it on the fire, and if you don’t have a bucket, bring a glass, and if you don’t have a glass, use a teaspoon, everyone has a teaspoon. And yes, I know a teaspoon is little and the fire is huge but there are millions of us and each one of us has a teaspoon.”
“Now I would like to establish the Order of the Teaspoon.”
Teskedsorden seeks to fulfill this mission by harnessing the good intentions of the many and transforming them into collective action.