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Why we need to look at the bigger picture, put humans first and engage:

Thank you for coming yesterday to Filmcafé Onderbelicht! Here we leave you the last episode of “THE JOURNEY”. It is a call out to take into account the bigger picture of every human being leaving their homeland to seek shelter elsewhere. Aboud: “We shouldn’t keep talking about the refugee crisis but the reasons they became refugees”.

If you want to stay informed and support the activism documentary trip to Greece, that Laura: https://www.startnext.com/en/engage-border-postcards


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Journeys. Film and info evening March 22nd

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

Events · Solidarity & Protest · Women's meeting

#stillmarching! Women’s march Nijmegen 11-03-17 12pm, plein 1944

See you there! Information via the Facebook event: On Saturday 11 March we will stand together against hate and every form of discrimination*, and fight for diversity and equal rights for all. This fight is global as well as national: with the Dutch parliamentary elections coming up on 15 March, we want to make our… Continue reading #stillmarching! Women’s march Nijmegen 11-03-17 12pm, plein 1944

Women's meeting

Female magic & female power

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.

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Video: what does Power to the Pigeon look like?

Going for a community of learners, going for fun, empowerment and social change!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9pfVAfgKGU

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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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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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)