The See the Human! campaign and the demonstration and artistic performance titled Testimony on September 30th, 2016 was initiated by Róbert Alföldi, Péter Horgas, Árpád Schilling, and by the Civil Liberties Union (TASZ), the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the Artemisszó Foundation, the Migszol Group, The City is for All (AVM), the School of Public Life (Közélet Iskolája), the Eötvös Károly Institute (EKINT) and the Krétakör Foundation.
„The majority of those heading to Europe, are fleeing wars and dictatorships, in other words they are fleeing from extreme vulnerability. Moreover, more than half of these people are minors! Europe and in it Hungary, means the only chance: the hope to them. If we refuse to help we also become responsible for their sufferings. We cannot turn our heads away in a moment when we’re still holding the possibility to change the course of our fate common with the refugees. Therefore we are calling upon all people of good will to join us in Kossuth Square on Sunday September 30th to express our sympathy with those who had to leave their homes against their will. Let us send out the message together that love, acceptance and solidarity are not risky: we are not afraid!
All humane and conscientious citizens should join forces for this cause. The demonstration will strengthen the voice of all those who would open their door for the ones seeking shelter.
The September 30 event highlighted primarily positive values: the affirmation of peace, human rights, freedom and solidarity. It is all the same to us if the person in undignified position is a citizen or someone without papers, our conscience tells us to contribute with the appropriate means to help them regain their dignity and take their fate in their own hands again.”
More than 30 artists came together for the „Testimony”, an artistic performance initiated by Péter Horgas to create a symbol in the size of Guernica commemorating the victims of the war.