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Video: what does Power to the Pigeon look like?

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Power to the Pigeon

We got a nice video to share, thanks to all participants and Basta!

We believe that one of the best ways to learn a language is while doing something else in a cozy and playful atmosphere. And not just doing something, but doing things that enable use to live a more self-determined and autonomous life. How about choosing topics that are important to us and our communities?
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How to learn German: Plätzchen, Kleckerei… scheiße, ich protestiere!

We believe that one of the best ways to learn a language is while doing something else in a cozy and playful atmosphere. And not just doing  something, but doing things that enable use to live a more self-determined and autonomous life. How about choosing topics that are important to us and our communities?
That’s why we start with a Do It Yourself German course in which you will learn German and…

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Human stories

This video is great. It is great, because it lets the people speak. It takes time to develop another view on the “refugee crisis”.
As you know, justPeople values the human-to-human approach very much. We believe it is so very important to listen to each other. Let this movie do this to take you very close to people in Greece, January 2016.

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Power to the Pigeon celebrates opening

Come to their opening during Dagcafé De Klinker on February the 4th, 14:00! Power to the Pigeon is a new alternative language school in Nijmegen. Its offspring is the desire to tackle learning differently, to make it more horizontal and to embed it into the learner’s personal and the world’s politcal and social context. Learning… Continue reading Power to the Pigeon celebrates opening

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Horizontal language learning that empowers social change now in Nijmegen!

So, there is a truly new initiative in Nijmegen. It’s about learning language in a way that is closer to all the participants in the group. Because they are the ones who define the content! At the same time, there is guidance and a concept. The first course you can sign up for is a… Continue reading Horizontal language learning that empowers social change now in Nijmegen!

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justPeople travels to Bristol: presentation at GW4 conference

Grap your chance today to travel with us! Today at 15.45 pm Jesse will give a talk on “justPeople: A refugee relief collective formes during the so-called refugee crisis. The workshop this is a part of is about understanding Law and Religion. It takes place in Bristol, organized by GW4, a colloborative research network between… Continue reading justPeople travels to Bristol: presentation at GW4 conference

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Repost: Cross-border connections between Nijmegen and Kranenburg

In October, we talked about our experience regarding how to welcome and what we did since Heumensoord in terms of mutual aid and solidarity. The event was organized by the research initiative GLOCAL. They wrote an interesting review on their blog. There, they aim to understand local problems by looking also at the global processes… Continue reading Repost: Cross-border connections between Nijmegen and Kranenburg

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Two more courses opened for Refugees in Arts and Cultural studies (Radboud University)

Our friends from AU (Asylum University) have been doing a lot to not exclude refugees and asylum seekers from university life. Through an informal network of professors they have been opening various courses. No registration needed, just join and participate. Now two more courses, from the Arts and Cultural Studies program, have opened their doors… Continue reading Two more courses opened for Refugees in Arts and Cultural studies (Radboud University)

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It’s gonna be a cold winter! Better learn how to make a fire.

You only know about egoism, greed and competition? And you even think it’s natural? You know about social darwinism but no alternatives to it? In that case, here’s a new concept for you: Mutual Aid. Our friends from submedia.tv made a little video about it. Speaking of mutual aid.. Next week Saturday we’ll watch a very… Continue reading It’s gonna be a cold winter! Better learn how to make a fire.

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We talked about our experiences at the Radboud university

The Radboud university’s research intiative GLOCAL kindly invited us to form part in a conversation about “Refugees and cross-border hospitality reflections on recent experiences”. Together with “Runder Tisch Kranenburg”, an expert from the COA and a former “refugee” we got together, informed the engaged public and exchanged best practices.

This video is an excerpt of our part of the talk. It draws the line of how we came into being and why we do what we do.  It recalls the moment one year ago, when about 60 people met for the first time to prepare the welcoming of the later inhabitants of camp Heumensoord.

We still stand strong behind our belief that there are very much alternative ways to treat and welcome people who had to leave their countries. We have not forgotten that the conditions in camp Heumensoord were disastrous and how difficult it was made to get in contact with each other. The camp’s location in the forest was far away from the city center or any supermarkets, and bikes or buses were not provided. No privacy, no appropriate medial care, no mental help, no cocking facilities, no answers. We were there because we care, and because, as we have seen, we can’t rely on the state or the municipality to guarantee human dignity and decency in a humanitarian crisis. What we need are ordinary people and the community to step in, get in touch and to double check what is really going on.

We stand in solidarity with all our friends who used to ‘live’ in Heumensoord, and especially with those whose procedures have been rejected or that are still running. Wherever you are, we won’t forget you!

It’s been one year since we all met and we want to invite you all to celebrate with next Friday at the OnderBroek. If you live far away, contact us to talk about traveling costs.

Peace and Solidarity,

justPeople