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Fences and inhumane conditions don’t stop people on the move

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

Events · Solidarity & Protest

Stuck in the Balkans- How to support?

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?

Events

Solidarity Dinner + Solidarity Party = Perfect Friday

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

Solidarity & Protest

Participating against the violation of human rights in the Netherlands. Geen kind aan de kant. No child to the side.

With a lovely demo group we made some buttons for the kids from the local family prisons. We went also amongst other gezinslocatie a.k.a family prisons all over the Netherlands to kamp zeist. Basically a prison with huge big grey walls covered with fences and signs of “Attention! Dogs!” In the middle of the Forrest.… Continue reading Participating against the violation of human rights in the Netherlands. Geen kind aan de kant. No child to the side.

Events · Solidarity & Protest

Protest against the unbearable circumstances in “gezinslocaties” “

Have you planned your participation in the demo tour? via https://geenkindaandekant.wordpress.com/english/ To start the ‘No child to the side!’ campaign we organize two demo tour weekends in May. By bus we travel to five family locations in the Netherlands, where refugees and supporters will demonstrate for the rights of the children in the family locations. Would you… Continue reading Protest against the unbearable circumstances in “gezinslocaties” “

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Videos: First of all we are human.

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.

Come together, share your story & draw your map of Nijmegen · Events

Maps in exhibition

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.

You remember this? 

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In December we invited for getting together and to make maps. Not only did we have a cozy time together, but we also got insights into different perspectives we have on Nijmegen and Heumensoord. Some Syrian and Eritrean tunes were playing and we asked ourselves: “What do I like about my living surrounding? What is important for me? What not?”. That made for some spontaneous and very interesting drawings.

 

Nijmegen divided in centrum and jungle

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This map reflects the experience of a newcomer in Nijmegen who arrived as a refugee, living in camp Heumensoord, which lies in a forest 1 hour walking distance from the city center.

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

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Invitation for tomorrow, FRIDAY the 11th, Postcolonial Europe discussion @ Radboud and justParty@ de Onderbroek!

Tomorrow there are 2 nice things happening: 1. A discussion about Postcolonial Europe from our borderlands @ Radboud 2. our justPeople Party aka justParty at the Onderbroek! See more info underneath. All the best & see you tomorrow hopefully! *1. Radboud Public Roundtable Discussion:* ‘Postcolonial Europe’ from our borderlands The Departments of Geography, and Anthropology… Continue reading Invitation for tomorrow, FRIDAY the 11th, Postcolonial Europe discussion @ Radboud and justParty@ de Onderbroek!

Stories from the camp

Suddenly a lot of short notice transfers to yet another huge camp. Again it’s not ready yet.

Humans of Heumensoord started a goodbye series. Suddenly a lot of people are transferred to the Blauwestad near Groningen. Another yet not ready huge camp for 1000 people. For some the conditions might be better. But do the transfers really have to happen on such short notice? And is another big camp on the outskirts… Continue reading Suddenly a lot of short notice transfers to yet another huge camp. Again it’s not ready yet.