facebook feed fist header movement-text refugee-movement-text twitter youtube
sleeping places orga

Workshop on experiences with organizing flats and sleeping places offered in solidarity: 18th July 2 – 6.30 p.m.

Workshop Flyer in English, German and French

Where: we are looking for a place for the workshop – we will let you know where exactly it will be when you register.

We invite you to a workshop to talk about the experiences you have had with living together, as people offering places to stay and as refugees. How was your contact with the people you talked to in the sleeping place/ flat organizing groups? What kind of experiences did you have with living together and what can we learn?

People who are thinking of offering a sleeping place or flat, who are interested in how this works, and other

accommodation (and other) support groups are also very welcome to share their experiences with us.

What can we all learn, what needs to change, and what works well?

In this workshop we would like to

– Think about and improve cooperation between the groups involved in organizing places to sleep/flats, the people who are looking for a place and the people who offer a place

– Give everyone involved a chance to exchange their ideas and experiences

– Develop criteria to improve how we organize the way we connect people to find a place to sleep/flat and to improve communication between everyone involved. These will be based on the feedback in the workshop [what works well / what would be helpful but is not essential / what are the “no gos”].

– Give people who are thinking of offering a sleeping place or flat an opportunity to receive more information and backup.

We have been doing this kind of organization of sleeping places for around a year now. Mostly we manage to find sleeping places that are offered for a very short time, sometimes a place is offered for a few weeks and only a handful have ended up becoming an opportunity to live somewhere for the long term. Sometimes offers for short periods are

also important for people who have no opportunity to find housing in the mainstream market for flats or to find a place “without papers”. Many people live on the streets, in remote Lager (isolated from social contacts), are threatened with deportation and are looking for a safe place.

We know that short or medium-term offers are ONLY stopgaps and that the offers are always on shaky ground. From our privileged situation we share living space; however, in the long- term we can only engage on an equal footing with the people who are looking for a place to stay if their situation gets more stable. Until the demands to abolish the Residenzpflicht, and to guarantee a right to live and work here are met, organizing sleeping places can only be an emergency solution, an act of solidarity that does not overcome the differences in life situations and the dependency that people who come here are forced into. But it is an attempt to break isolation, to give support and to respond on a human level.

In this workshop we want to find out how everyone involved (organizing groups, people looking for and people offering sleeping places/flats) can cooperate together to make the process racism-critical, low-conflict and empowering.

The workshop will be in English / German. Translation from/into French too, if needed.

Please let us know you are coming by 15th July. We will send you confirmation with the ADDRESS and an overview of the timing for the various parts of the workshop. Do you still have any questions? Do you need translation into another language?

schlafplatzorga@gmail.com0176 37325499 We look forward to interesting, curious and

critical participants!

The Oplatz Group for Organising Sleeping Places


sleeping places orga

berlin news / News / oplatz / sleeping places orga / Support/Solidarity

Schlafplatzorga Vortrag & Küfa

Liebe Leute, am Donnerstag, 09.02.2017 ist es endlich mal wieder Zeit für die Schlafplatzorga-Küfa, um 19.00 in der Scherer (Schererstraße 8 – Wedding, U-Bahn Linie 9, Nauener Platz). Die monatliche, unvergleichlich leckere Küfa der Schlafplatzorga wird ab jetzt immer einen Vortrags- und Diskussionsteil umfassen! Das Thema der Referentin am 9.2. wird sein “Neue Kriege”. Dazu… Read more »

most favorite signboard of Schlafplatzorga
berlin news / oplatz / sleeping places orga / Support/Solidarity

The Refugee Guide Berlin is out!

The Sleeping Place Orga Group has just created a print and digital version of the Refugee Guide Berlin in English. About: This booklet is made for you – refugees living in Berlin, with or without papers, especially for those, who have just arrived and need some orientation. It will help you to get information on… Read more »

Refugee Guide Berlin
sleeping places orga

Workshop on experiences with organizing flats and sleeping places offered in solidarity: 18th July 2 – 6.30 p.m.

Where: we are looking for a place for the workshop – we will let you know where exactly it will be when you register.

We invite you to a workshop to talk about the experiences you have had with living together, as people offering places to stay and as refugees. How was your contact with the people you talked to in the sleeping place/ flat organizing groups? What kind of experiences did you have with living together and what can we learn?

People who are thinking of offering a sleeping place or flat, who are interested in how this works, and other

accommodation (and other) support groups are also very welcome to share their experiences with us.

Featured

News / oplatz

Wegweisendes Urteil gegen den Einsatz für das Grundrecht auf Asyl – Haftstrafen für vier DemonstrationsteilnehmerInnen des March for Freedom

English Einladung zur Pressekonferenz, Montag 22.05.17, 11:00, Waldemarstr. 46 10999 Berlin   3 Jahre nach dem international organisierten March for Freedom wurden vier TeilnehmerInnen einer friedlichen Demonstration in Luxembourg-Stadt zu hohen Geld- und Bewährungsstrafen verurteilt. Der Verlauf des Prozesses und das Gerichtsurteil erscheinen bei nüchterner Betrachtung äußerst willkürlich und keinen rechtsstaatlichen Maßstäben entsprechend. Der March… Read more »

Daily Resistance Newspaper

Distribute the latest edition of Daily Resistance newspaper: Non-citizen Rise Up in Bavaria

Non-citizen Rise Up in Bavaria Dear people of the world, we have published the new issue of the newspaper “Daily Resistance”, and now it’s the time to bring the paper to the hands of people living in the lagers, by you! This issue comes “separately” in 7 languages This issue of Daily Resistance has a… Read more »

Daily Resistance Refugee Protest 2016 Bavaria
News

Information-Comic “Stop Deportation” is out now!

The stop deportation info comic is finished, translated, and ready to spread. You can find it in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German, Romanes, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish here: http://oplatz.net/stop-deportation The comic contains useful and important information for people under threat of deportation, but also for people supporting them. Spread it and share the link in your… Read more »

Ways to stop deportation

Recent

News

Kundgebung 21.8.: Solidarität mit afghanischen Geflüchteten in Schweden!

  Das Berliner Bündnis gegen Abschiebungen nach Afghanistan solidarisiert sich mit allen afghanischen Geflüchteten die derzeit in Schweden gegen die grausame Abschiebepolitik Schwedens protestieren. Seit Anfang August finden in Schweden massive und komplett selbstorganisierte Proteste von Jugendlichen aus Afghanistan statt. Hunderte von Jugendlichen demonstrieren Tag und Nacht auf einem der größten Plätze in Stockholm. Sie… Read more »

Lager Mobilization – Wedding / Lager watch / LMNB - Lager Mobilisation Network Berlin

The show must go on: BTBs Elendsverwaltung mit neuem Vertrag belohnt.

  Menschlich skandalös, jedoch wirtschalich günstig: Die Firma “BTB – Bildungszetrum Berlin“, dass in ihrer Zeit beim Betrieb der Turnhallen-Lager in Berlin-Wedding an der Osloerstr. 26 sowie Wiesenstr. so negativ auffiel –siehe unten die Links, die BTBs Machenschaften dokumentieren– darf wieder ein Lager betreiben; diesmal an der Hohenschönhauser Str. 76 in 10369 Berlin-Lichtenberg. Wir lassen… Read more »

berlin news / Lager watch / LMNB - Lager Mobilisation Network Berlin / Women

Das Lager in der Niedstraße ist kein sicherer Ort für Frauen! Von einer Überlebensexpertin aus Berlin, Name geändert.

English Es ist Dienstagnachmittag und ich treffe Nira, um mit ihr über ihre Zeit im Lager in der Niedstraße zu sprechen. Im Rathaus Friedenau werden seit Februar 2016 Frauen und Kinder mit besonderem Schutzbedarf untergebracht. Viele geflüchtete Frauen haben Erfahrungen mit sexualisierter Gewalt gemacht – im Herkunftsland, auf der Flucht oder in Aufnahmeeinrichtungen in Berlin…. Read more »

Niederstr lager front door
News

Next Public Oplatz Meeting: Wednesday, 16 August, 18:00

Reclaim Oplatz! Next Public Oplatz Meeting: Action instead of Bureaucracy! Wednesday 16th of August, 18:00 on Oplatz Let’s make more plans for action and visible resistance. Looking forward to seeing you, Napuli and other Oplatz activists — Oplatz wieder zurückholen! Nächstes öffentliches Oplatz-Treffen: Aktion anstatt Bürokratie! Mittwoch 16.8., 18:00 auf dem OplatzLasst uns noch mehr… Read more »

School

Räumung oder Nachbarschaft? Die Bewohner der Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule und die Nachbarschaftsinitiative Ohlauer Strasse nehmen Stellung zur Situation im Kiez und Urteil des Berliner Landgerichts vom 12.07.2017 über eine mögliche Räumung der Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule.

  some texts in english further below! Der Bezirk gibt 100.000 Euro/ Monat für Wachdienst aus, die Bewohner der Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule haben Besuchsverbot, viele der Leute in der Schule bekommen kein Geld und dürfen nicht arbeiten. Trotzdem haben sie starke Verbindungen aufgebaut und leben seit Jahren zusammen mit den Menschen im Kiez. Obwohl ‘Integration’ in Deutschland… Read more »

picture from a press conference on the situatin in Ohlauer Str.
News

03.08. Soli Crêpes against repressioncrap!

Vegan Crêpes against repressioncrap Wann: Donnerstag, 03.08.2017 ab 19:30 Uhr Wo: B-Lage, Mareschstraße 1, 12055 Berlin (S Sonnenallee)   Bei einer gemeinsamen Aktion werden manchmal nur einige verurteilt. Was nicht heissen muss, dass sie es alleine durchstehen müssen. 2014 während des March for Freedom in Luxemburg, gab es 13 brutale Festnahmen. Die Gefangenen wurden am… Read more »