Filmcafé Onderbelicht and justPeople invite take you on a journey this evening. We travel to Lesvos, think back to Heumensoord and follow Aboud from Syria on his path searching refuge in the EU. This evening contextualizes the trip “Postcards from the border“, which will start in April and consists about taking action in solidarity networks… Continue reading Journeys. Film and info evening March 22nd
Happy women’s day! This video is from the last Women’s Day Out that we organize. Female empowerment, getting together and uniting is what we believe in!
We reflected on the Feminine Sacred before. We want to share it here with you again, toghether with warm invitation to come and participate in our meetings! Just send us an email or connect on Facebook. The women’s meeting is now known as the ‘sacred’ space and moment in which all women who sympathize with the immigration cause are welcome. Without even mentioning the ancient concepts related to the Sacred Feminine, the event itself has strong characters of exaltation and unity for the present women.
Ultimately, we found out that women are not that much in public or going out, because they face constantly male oppression, discrimination and disempowerment. Therefore, we offer the Day Out as a safe space where women can come, express themselves, cook together, have nice talks, dance and enjoy a peaceful and friendly atmosphere.
We have been organizing Women’s Day Out roughly every two months, and it has reached women from different groups and living spaces all over Nijmegen, offering literally a Day Out off their normal daily lives. It is now known as a frequent encounter of females and in each edition more and more girls, kids, women and elders come together and celebrate their feminine nature in a safe and open place. In this sense, it’s not silly to compare the way these women gather with the ancient rituals to celebrate the Feminine Sacred.
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
How can self organization and a critical view on how authorities work be put into practice? What do real alternatives put in practice look like? Projekt A takes you onto a journey to 5 projects that exisit in Europe. With Filmcafé Onderbelicht we show the movie tonight at 19.00 at the Klinker. Also, activist Hanna Poddig will be there, so all the more reason to join the discussion afterwards!
JustPeople is a collective that organizes activities for and with people who live in Nijmegen, for people with and without “refugee” background. We organize in a horizontal way and we want to move away from making differences as a main definition tool. In this way, we organize in changing working groups. You have an idea… Continue reading On Friday the 30th: Working group meeting and Women’s meeting.
Back then when we sat down together for some tea and some free drawing, Heumensoord had existed for about three months. It was in the middle of the winter and people were insolated in a camp in the forest. We all rememeber how hard it was to even get there without a bike (an hour and a half walking from the city center).
The inhumane living conditions in the camp were later confirmed by the Nationale Ombudsman. The camp was closed earlier. However, does this mean that people will not be sent again to mass camps into isolation?
Jungles, borders, exclusion
Distances are so easily created and borders are so easily set up. Our map shows that a division takes place: On the one hand there is the city center and on the other hand, as if behind a wall, there is the jungle. The question arises of who actually has access to the city then?
All over Europe, currently there are camps popping up. Mass camps with disastrous living conditions. These “jungles” challenge our vision of the cities, they are a symbol of the excluded.
Exhibitions and discussion
CONTESTED_CITIES is an international interdisciplinary network of researchers from Europe and Latin America (Madrid, Leeds, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Quito and Rio de Janeiro). They research processes, consequences and resistance to neoliberal urban politics in Europe and Latin America. (via)
The conference opens up dialogue and discussion and has a special focus on visual material that will be presented alongside the talks.
The CONTESTED_CITIES CONFERENCE will be a forum of radical academics, practitioners and activists from different theoretical, disciplinary and geographical backgrounds coming together to probe the multiple forms of urban injustice that shape cities across the world. Cities have always been contested spaces in which struggles over different political visions of urban development, planning and life take place; yet urban contestation is increasing.
In recent years this has been manifested through austerity urbanism, crisis politics and processes of financialisation. Millions of urban citizens are experiencing dispossession, displacement and expulsion on a daily basis; their ‘right to the city’ has been denied by diverse forms of neoliberal and authoritarian urban governance.
At the same time there is growing global resistance and counter-strategies to these injustices, varying in form, scale and approach. The conference will develop counter-dialogues and perspectives, fighting against these injustices, in an attempt to think beyond neoliberalism. (via)
It is great that the Heumensoord-struggles find a place in this debate. Whoever goes to Madrid next Monday: Wouldn’t it be great to visit the conference and give us a shout out about it? We would like that!