„Solid as a rock, rooted like a tree“ –Kraft und Halt finden trotz der Krisen der Welt Nachhaltiger Aktivismus für politisch aktive Menschen
Datum: 17 – 19.11.2023 Uhrzeit: 15:00 – 14:00 Ort: Wermelskirchen, Gut Alte Heide Bremen 10, 42929 Wermelskirchen
Querwaldein und das Gut alte Heide laden mit folgenden Fragen ins Bergische Land ein:
Wie kann ich meine eigene Widerstandskraft stärken? Und wie können wir dies gegenseitig und kollektiv als Gruppe etablieren? Wie können wir uns über den Zustand der Welt austauschen – mit all unseren Emotionen? Was braucht es, um dies in eine Organisation oder Bewegung zu tragen? Mit dem Ziel gemeinsam und individuell nachhaltig politisch aktiv zu sein und bleiben zu können. An diesem Wochenende haben wir in einem geschützten Rahmen die Möglichkeit, uns darüber auszutauschen, wie es uns mit dem Zustand der Welt geht. Ebenso wird Raum sein, persönliche und kollektive Resilienzstrategien zu entwickeln. Dabei werden wir immer wieder in und von der Natur lernen. Das Gut Alte Heide bietet uns dafür mit seiner wunderschönen Natur die ideale Umgebung. In diesem Begegnungs- und Erfahrungsraum kannst du neue Perspektiven und Orientierung finden und deine Potenziale sowie Kraftquellen (wieder) entdecken. Selbst in Zeiten von Krisen und Ohnmacht findest du hier die Möglichkeit, deine Handlungsfähigkeit zurückzugewinnen oder weiterzuentwickeln und dies weiter zu tragen. Dabei wirst du von einem Referent*innen-Team begleitet, das langjährige Erfahrungen sowohl in der Naturerlebnis- und Wildnispädagogik, der Prozessarbeit und Krisenbewältigung als auch in sozial-ökologischen Bewegungen und Aktivismus mitbringt.
Übernachtet wird in Doppelzimmern, Platz für maximal 20 Menschen
In this meeting we LEARN AND EXCHANGE about how we can stand in Solidarity with Each other And learn From the Histories of Our Entangeled Struggles
Where there is oppression there is resistance! The interconnected struggles between Black and Palestinian movements have a long history. First of all Afro-Palestinian movements with female Black Palestinian freedom fighters in the 1960s, before and presently. Within Anti-Apartheid movements in South Africa people like Nelson Mandela, were standing in solidarity: “But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians”. There have been historical alliances between the Black Power movement in the US and Palestine. Black activists like Angela Davis show their continuous and uncompromising solidarity: “If we say we abolish the prison-industrial complex, as we do, we should also say abolish apartheid, and end the occupation of Palestine!”
The event takes place in Berlin-Kreuzberg, on 28th October, 2023. from 11:00 to 17:00.
Please write to <email@example.com> to register!
An international gathering by and for BIPoC Migrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers & new comers based anywhere in Europe.
In those 6 days in the countryside we will have workshops touching the topics of legal rights, self-organisation, sustainable activism, empowerment, body work / movement & also a Refugee resistance tour in Berlin – Kreuzberg.
WHEN: 16th – 21st September 2023 WHERE: Brandenburg, Germany
ABOUT This 6 day gathering is about BIPoC refugee solidarity and resistance. The workshops are for empowerment, networking and knowledge exchange. The idea is to create a resource guide as a tool for knowledge sharing.
The workshops are created by facilitators who have faced displacement, migration and asylum processes themselves. and are very familiar to tools and strategies to combat challenges during the processes of arriving.
The gathering and workshops are organized by BIPoC and a majority queer people.
COSTS AND SUPPORT The entire event is free of charge for all participants.
Accommodation and meals are covered. There is financial support for travel, which is based on place of residence or distance to the event location.
translation, Childcare, Shuttle from the train station and individual support can be provided.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS WRITE TO: freedom-of-movement(at)riseup(dot)net
We are looking forward to meeting you!
This event is funded by the European Youth Foundation
Rassemblement international “Liberté de circulation”, en partenariat avec le collectif “International Women* Space” @iwspace.de
Rassemblement international organisé par et pour les personnes racisées, migrantes, réfugiées, demandeurs·euses d’asile et nouveaux arrivant·e·s, où qu’iels soient basé·e·s en Europe
Au cours de 6 jours à la campagne, il y aura des ateliers au sujet des droits légaux, de l’auto-organisation, de l’activisme durable, de l’émancipation, du travail corporel et du mouvement, et nous rendrons visite à des initiatives de résistance établies par les réfugié·e·s à Berlin – Kreuzberg.
QUAND: Du 16 septembre au 21 septembre 2023
OÙ: Brandebourg, Allemagne
Ce rassemblement de 6 jours est consacré à la solidarité et à la résistance des réfugié·e·s et personnes racisées. Les ateliers promeuvent l’émancipation par la mise en réseau et le partage de connaissances, l’objectif étant de créer un guide pour mettre en valeur les connaissances ainsi partagées.
Les ateliers sont conçus par des animateurs·trices qui sont eux·elles-mêmes passé·e·s par des processus de déplacement, de migration et d’asile.
Par leur propre expérience, iels connaissent des outils et stratégies permettant de faire face aux défis au cours des processus lors de l’arrivée.
Le rassemblement et les ateliers sont organisés par des personnes racisé·e·s et majoritairement Queer.
L’ensemble du rassemblement est gratuit pour tous les participant·e·s.
L’hébergement et les repas sont pris en charge.
Un soutien financier est prévu pour les déplacements, en fonction du lieu de résidence des participant·e·s et de la distance par rapport au lieu du rassemblement.
Des services de traduction, de garde d’enfants, de navette depuis la gare et de soutien individuel peuvent être fournis.
Pour vous inscrire, suivez ce lien POUR TOUTE QUESTION, CONTACTEZ: freedom-of-movement(at)riseup(dot)net
For the duration of one week in mid August, we will dive into the meaning of climate justice in the European context. Through various workshops, games and other activities we’ll explore decolonial perspectives on environmental & climate (in)justice, anti-oppression work, food justice and non-western concepts of conservation.
In our week-long journey we will establish a common ground and hopefully dive deeper into these concepts and ideas. We want to dream together and finally build, and plan a follow-up project to strengthen our movements. It is important for us to provide space and time for discussion, reading, socializing, quiet time, observations and reflection.
Our goal is to provide a space where young people within the climate justice movement in Europe can learn with and from one another and foster exchange in order to build resilient and proactive structures. With this we aim to contribute to a movement that is led by the most affected communities and acts motivated by reciprocity and care.
WHO IS IT FOR?
We strongly want to encourage BIPoC* (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) that have an intersectional experience with various forms of discrimination (e.g. ableism, queer-‚transphobia, classism,…) to apply.
The week is mainly designed for people who are passionate about climate justice and (want to) engage in movement spaces. If you are new to these fields, you are still warmly welcome to apply. There is no pre-required knowledge/ experience standards.
Participants must be based in Germany OR Spain.
*This term includes every person, that experiences racism and/or anti-semitismus.
COSTS AND SUPPORT
The whole event will be free of charge for all participants.
* Accommodation & food are covered. Furthermore, there will be a financial travel support based on your location/distance to the venue.
* It is our goal to host a space that is as inclusive as possible and poses little to no barriers to a full participation for everyone. Translation, childcare and individual support will be provided.
Agri/cultural practices: a workshop on anti-racism, arts and the environment focused on soil practice is now open to new participants!!!
Are you interested in fighting racism and addressing climate injustice?
Would you like to explore how the arts, gardening and farming can work together? Are you Black, Asian, Indigenous, a Person of Colour, from a migrant background or a white person committed to anti-racism? If so – read on!
What is the workshop about?
Agri/cultural practices is a practical experimental workshop that provides an introduction to Permaculture (permanent agriculture) sustainable design ethics and principles through games and exercises from Theatre of the Oppressed, aimed at rehearsing solutions for change. Both Permaculture and Theatre of the Oppressed are informed by Indigenous, Black and working-class knowledge and experience. This way of combining Permaculture and Theatre of the Oppressed was developed through the Neighbourhood Academy at Prinzessinnen Garden, Berlin in 2019.
However, this workshop goes further by not only providing an introduction but focusing on anti-racism, climate justice, decolonizing, addressing power structures, understanding the link between colonialism and environmental chaos, challenging environmental racism and exploring the potential of art. The site of the workshop is a garden in development, and we will explore possibilities to design the garden with questions of the workshop in mind.
What will we be doing?
We will be playing games, doing practical exercises, reading, creative writing, observing the landscape and designing, theatre games, discussing as well as enjoying the countryside, eating healthy food and relaxing in nature. The 2nd part of the workshop concentrates on building soil and grounds. Learning different practices of composting and feeding the soil will be next to in-depth and guided observation exercises, engaging in embodied theater games and a film screening, focusing on composting and decolonization.
Where and when will the workshop take place?
Friday 5 May, arrival from 4pm is welcome. The workshop will be from 5pm-9pm (including mealtime)
Saturday 6 May 9am-9pm (with breaks, meals and optional evening programme)
Sunday 7 May 10am-4pm (with breaks and mealtime)
The workshop will take place in Gross Kreutz, Brandenburg, Germany at the site of myzelium project (myzeliumprojekt.wordpress.com/)
Trains from Berlin to Gross Kreutz take 40 minutes. A minibus will be provided from the station to the workshop. Driving to the venue and parking is possible. Arriving by bicycles through the Havelradweg is possible and beautiful.
Access:Unfortunately, the venue is currently not yet accessible to wheelchairs. However, do get in touch to discuss your access needs and we will try to facilitate participation. We will check in with the participants about needs to apply a Covid-19 safety policy.
How much will it cost?
The participation of the workshop is FREE for Black, Indigenous, PoC, refugees and non-white migrants. For others, we ask for a donation to the venue on sliding scale.
Vegan / vegetarian food will be provided by an on-site cook. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. All participants are expected to share in tasks such as food preparation and cleaning up after meals.
For the food, we ask a contribution of 10-100 Euros for the whole weekend depending on your possibilities.
Accommodations in own tents is free. There are a few places on mattresses. Single or double rooms are available next door for 35/50 Euros per night.
Maximum number of participants: 16. The majority of participants will be Black, Asian, Indigenous and or People-of- Colour. Part of the work will be in smaller groups and break out groups can be facilitated.
Language: English, with German translation if needed.
Childcare: Please let us know if you require childcare and we will try to support this.
Special guest facilitator:
Born and raised in Ethiopia, qualifications include: Diploma of Integrated Natural Science (Hawassa college of Education/Ethiopia), Bachelor of Natural Science (Arba Minch University/Ethiopia), Permaculture Design Diploma (At permaculture institute of Britain/England) and Master of Science in Environmental Resources Management at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Senftenberg/Germany focus on utilizing renewable energy technology to ensure sustainable access tclean water, energy and food in most vulnerable areas of the developing countries. From 2008-2013: I started my career in 2008 as an integrated natural science teacher and school
“Permaculture” practitioner. In the years to come, I have received eight regional and national prizes for remarkable achievement in creating a modal education and innovation center for sustainable integrated natural resource management in Ethiopia. From 2014-2016: I worked as “Permaculture” trainer and consultant for SMART-Ethiopia (Sustainable Management of Alternative and Renewable Technologies). Trained over 2000 farmers, students, teachers, and agriculture extension workers in collaboration with various stakeholders (CISS – Ethiopia, LVIA – international, Slow Food International, and others). 2017 – 2018: I worked as assistant general manager at SMART – Ethiopia to install and manage seven solar water pumps to ensure sustainable access to water, energy, and food.
Trained farmers and extension work on integrated resource management. Since 2019 I have been Involved in planning and designing a multi years project on Agroforestry for sustainable development of human and nature in rural Ethiopia as external consultant, Environmental consultant and trainer @ EcoPhiRenewablesEngineeringGabH. See https://bestecodesign.wordpress.com/
Nicole is a white queer German researcher, writer and Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths, University of London) living in Berlin and London. Her background is in exploring political cinemas for their capacity to resist what is deemed to be real and to imagine otherwise. Much of her research and thinking is inspired and informed by artistic and activist practices in South Asia, including in military occupied Kashmir. Nicole started training in Permaculture in 2014 (at Ecodharma, facilitated by Alfred Decker and Caspar Brown), followed by two PC teacher trainings including Rosemary Morrow’s course in Srinagar, Kashmir. Since then she has been passionate about connecting her interest in critical ecologies, anti-colonial environmentalisms, permaculture and creative practice, exploring agriculture as resistance practice and what a cinematics of the soil might be. Collective learning and making processes which draw on diverse knowledges are crucial for all of these questions. Nicole’s participation in ‘Living Archive – Archive Work as a Contemporary Artistic Practice’ and ‘Archive ausser sich’ (both projects by Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin) included research and writing for the restoration of film works by Yugantar, the first feminist film collective in India (1980-83) as well as the development of “Soil – City- Solidarity”, an interdisciplinary urban permaculture design course, and the symposium “’Tell me what matter was the ground’ –
Mojisola is Black-British (Yoruba/Danish) queer playwright, performer, producer, facilitator, Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London and research fellow at Potsdam University, working on environmental racism through theatre. Mojisola holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts, an MA in Physical Theatre, a PhD in black queer theatre (University of London). Mojisola trained extensively with Augusto Boal and is a specialist in Theatre of the Oppressed, working particularly in locations of conflict and crisis. She has worked in theatre, radio and television over the past 25 years across four continents, performing in over 50 productions, writing, devising and directing over 30 plays, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. Her own plays are concerned with racism, climate change, slavery, occupation, homophobia, Islamaphobia, gender-based violence and the Black Lives Matter movement. Publications include her plays in Mojisola Adebayo: Plays One and Plays Two (Oberon Books), 48 Minutes for Palestine (Methuen), TheTheatre for Development Handbook (Pan, co-written with John Martin and Manisha Mehta), Wind / RushGeneration(s) (in National Theatre Connections 2020, Methuen) and Black British Queer Plays and Practitioners (Methuen, co-edited with Lynette Goddard. Mojisola is commissioned by Counterpoints Arts. For more see www.mojisolaadebayo.co.uk
Partners: This workshop is a collaboration with EYFA and is only made possible through Counterpoints Artsand Havel Kranich.
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This guide contains decolonial perspectives and guidance on the topics of climate justice and accessibility. It has content from individual creators, which have drawn from their own experiences, beliefs, and practices to create their contribution pieces. Each text contains different approaches to decoloniality, dis*ability & climate justice and queerness.
As part of our Climate Justice and Accessibility Solidarity Campaign we present to you our hand out on these topics, filled with practical guidance to make our struggle more accessible. There are versions in German and in English. Happy sharing!
We are very happy to present to you our Learning documentation Guide, as part of the project that focused on how to document different actions, realities and struggles, amplifying voices that are often not being heard.
The aim of this guide is to provide methods for young activists to use so that their videos can be as valuable as possible in visibilizing grassroots struggles as well as exposing abuse, both aiding in the bringing about justice. This resource will help ensure that more cameras in more hands can lead to more exposure, stronger movements and greater justice.
This handbook provides readers with a map of the work of decolonization so that they can explore at their leisure. In whatever political work you are doing, and whichever context you are in, we hope that this handbook helps you approach the work of decolonization more easily.