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Knowledges

The purpose of the Knowledges sub-page is to serve as a conduit between academics, community members (e.g. museums, social workers, blog writers) and activists. The page will function to show how community knowledge and academic knowledge is produced. It will also serve to further strengthen the political self-awareness and the political education of activists who work toward changing refugee politics.
The page will aim to demonstrate how academics within a formal institutional setting and members outside the bounds of Universities use and apply knowledge about refugees and migrants and how this knowledge can be applied to improve understanding of migrants and refugees’ conditions and ultimately change the current politics. This page will provide links to academic and community knowledge, which show the historical and contemporary context of refugees and migrants’ situation. The page will include writings, which examine the processes of marginalization and exclusion which migrants experience as well as their activism and agency.The Knowledges subpage within its multiple frameworks i.e. formal/informal institutional settings will aim to support pluralism and include voices of those marginalised as well as provide and open a space for interrogating/debating power, privilege, and ethical concerns.
Finally, by linking writings by academics, community members and activists, the page aims to further the process of refugee and migrant activism and facilitate a dialogue between several working groups.


international / International Refugee Movement / Knowledges / refugee-struggle / Support/Solidarity

International Conference on Migration, Irregularisation and Activism: Challenging Contemporary Border Regimes, Racism and Subordination

Call for Papers 15-16 of June 2016, Malmö, Sweden www.mia-conference.se Deadline for abstracts extended to 15th of February! In the current era of increasing securitisation of border controls and restrictive asylum and migration politics, the journey to and within the EU is a life-threatening endeavour that has taken uncountable numbers of lives over the last… Read more »

Knowledges / News / the message / Videos / why we are here

the message: A three minutes guide for Europeans: how to behave with the Middle East

https://www.facebook.com/AboHajjar/videos/765461000253876/ دليل الاوروبين للتعامل مع الشرق الاوسط، ردا على دليل اللاجئين لفهم الثقافة here is your guide to the video our friend mohammad abu hajar is a musician; his emcee-name is “abu hajar” and he plays drums, raps and sings in a band called “give me a paper“.

African Refugee Union / Knowledges / refugee-struggle / Support/Solidarity / the message

Filmvorführung “Der Marsch” | Zwischen Migration & Rassismus, Protest & Widerstand

Donnerstag, 14. Januar 2016 – 19:30 Uhr – Narr Bar, Böckhstr. 24, Berlin-Kreuzberg (U8 Schönleinstr. ) Das Team aus RAV und NSU-Watch führen in 2016 in Berlin an diversen Donnerstagen ihre Filmreihe unter dem Titel ›Zwischen Migration & Rassismus, Protest & Widerstand‹ fort, zu deren Vorführungen wir herzlich einladen. ›Der Marsch‹ (David Wheatley, UK 1990,… Read more »

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First they came for the Roma: is history repeating itself for the forgotten victims of the Holocaust?

The struggle against deportation as well as discrimination and racial prejudice towards the  Roma must continue!!!!!. There is no ‘safe country’ for the Roma.  Read on… By Sophie McAdam ‘Laws were passed prohibiting marriage between Roma and non-Roma, and so began a horrific campaign of hatred against them which continues to this day. For 500 years… Read more »

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