Never Again Association
NEVER AGAIN’ is Poland’s leading anti-racist organization. The mission of the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association is to promote multicultural understanding and to contribute to the development of a democratic civil society in Poland and in the broader region of Central and Eastern Europe. ‘NEVER AGAIN’ is particularly concerned with the problem of education against racial and ethnic prejudices among the young.
The ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association was founded by Marcin Kornak (1968-2014). He was a social activist, public life commentator as well as a poet and songwriter who collaborated with independent rock bands. From the age of fifteen, due to an accident, Marcin Kornak lived with a physical disability.
‘NEVER AGAIN’ had existed as an informal group since 1992 and it was officially registered in 1996.
The major objectives of the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association include:
- breaking the silence and raising awareness of the problem of racism and xenophobia;
- building a broad and inclusive movement against racism and discrimination, for respect, inclusivity and diversity;
- eliminating or marginalizing racist, xenophobic and antisemitic tendencies in various spheres of life.
The wide-ranging activity of ‘NEVER AGAIN’ has achieved broad national and international recognition. We have received personal endorsements from heroes such as Jan Karski, Marek Edelman, Simon Wiesenthal as well as from contemporary figures such as Barack Obama and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, among others.
‘NEVER AGAIN’ is an independent organization, not linked to any political party.