Greetings from Kalakuta Republic / The Unspoken Cultural Revolution from Africa against the Military Brutality in 70s and 80s in Nigeria.
If you are involved in any kind of refugee (self-) organization, supporter structures or charity organizations we would like to invite you to our empowerment workshop.
There is a lot to be done and the current situation of refugees in Germany and Europe requires us to rethink political strategies and use the power we have appropriately.
The current wave of welcoming culture is very important in order to show alternatives to the racist hatred that is getting stronger each day. At the same time this wave comes exactly at the time when our refugee movement has become very weak to almost not-existing anymore. The so-called civil society chooses to be in the helping position instead of supporting self organized refugee resistance. This is a step back, it puts us back to being the helped supposedly passive object while the helpers are becoming a new lobby.
Diesmal gibt es einen Einblick in die Untiefen des Begriffes „Empowerment“. Wir schauen dazu in eine kleine Schatztruhe, bzw. einen völlig unbekannten Text von Tom Inglis (nein, nicht der evangelikale Superspinner), sowie in eine feministische Diskussion des Begriffes von der Queen of Intersectionality, Nira Yuval-Davis (Autorin des globalen Bestsellers „Gender and Nation“).
Our three days long refugee conference came to an end. The most important aspect of this conference was that from beginning to end, all its planning and organization were all under the initiative of refugees. Compared to our previous conference, the number of refugees in the total number of participants was significantly higher. However the number of participants of the conference in general was lower than what we expected. Many speakers also asked “why the participation to the conference is low”.
Already one of the aims of our conference was our movement to pull itself together, breathe and gain dynamism again. In fact the low attendance to the conference is not a thing that cannot be understood. The state wants to suppress our movement. Yet they could not manage to completely liquidate our movement however by dividing our power, they made it a bit disorganized.