As the Washington Post article makes clear, Hungary putting up a fence does not stop people from coming. They are already on the move, leaving behind the ruins of their destroyed home countries. “Hungary’s fence is not the solution to Europe’s problems,” said Erno Simon, a Budapest-based spokesman for the Office of the U.N. High… Continue reading Fences and inhumane conditions don’t stop people on the move
Next Monday 20.6. at 17.30 an activist from Germany is joining us to talk about the current situation for refugees on the Balkan route and her solidarity work in Belgrad, Serbia, where a lot of people are stuck on their way to northern Europe. She just comes back from there and will go back directly,… Continue reading Stuck in the Balkans- How to support?
How about solidarity eating and partying? Tonight you can eat at Mulawan at De Klinker Nijmegen. You pay between 6 euro minimum up to 10 euro. The money raised helps migrants in need. Reserve via 024-3605208. Start time 19.00, doors open 18.30. And afterwards you can go and dance everything off at a benefit party… Continue reading Solidarity Dinner + Solidarity Party = Perfect Friday
Before anything else we are human. In different ways this messages comes across in the two videos listed above from two very good initiatives. Fighting racism and unjust EU policies it is one of the powerful key arguments we should not forget! First there is the great idea and campaign from Flüchtlinge Willkommen (Refugees Welcome):… Continue reading Videos: First of all we are human.
Housing (do you know anyone with an affordable room?) We have set up a working group that gathers the information on how to get a room/house/living space in Nijmegen. This can be formal or more informal solutions. We are planning to present the information in a booklet (that could be online and printed). There is… Continue reading Housing / meeting tonight
For the month of March you can enter another borderland right in the middle of Radboud university grounds.
The Global Lounge, a place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in the book shop, becomes a place for a visual border study. On the walls you find photos of the US/ Mexican border. On the tables you get invited into mind maps about that border as well as a border experience that takes place in our direct surrounding.
Last week, the exhibition’s opening happened in the course of a Radboud Public Roundtable Discussion: ‘Postcolonial Europe’ from our borderlands. Academics, students and activists shared experiences. The discussion was incredibly rich and dense. We need more of that! More opportunities and more spaces!
It makes us happy to see such talks happening that open up a reflection zone for everyone. And it also makes us happy to see the maps exhibited. Go and have a look and tell us what you think!
Location: Roelant’s ‘Global Lounge’,
Thomas van Aquinostraat 1a, Nijmegen (inside Books by Roelants <http://www.roelants.nl>)
Radboud University, Nijmegen