Events

Courses open at Radboud university for refugees Sept 2016- Nov 2016

At Radboud university, an initiative called ‘Asylum university’ promotes to open courses to people without a “status” to participate. Even though the semester has already started, you can still contact the people teaching and we are very positive that you can still drop in. It is a very important step to lower the walls that… Continue reading Courses open at Radboud university for refugees Sept 2016- Nov 2016

Events · Women's meeting

Women from all over the world unite, share and dance! Come to the Women’s day out on Friday 24th of June

 

Hello ladies, tomorrow we have another women’s day out! Or let’s say: we CELEBRATE another women’s day out!
Eating, chatting, dancing with women from all over the world- check the video and join in tomorrow at Hortus Nijmegen. Wanna help? Send an email to the.womens.day.out@gmail.com
Thanks to all our supporters, namely Repowerparty for the bags with presents last time, Anushka Market and Meltem market!

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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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Events

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

Hello to a New Generation!

The report of the Ombudsman finally made official the inacceptable state of affairs that asylum seekers in the Netherlands have to cope with. It was made clear that people’s medical and psychological needs are far from being met. The government is now oblidged to acknowledge that they can’t make people wait for half a year… Continue reading Hello to a New Generation!

Solidarity & Protest · Stories from the camp

Time for the authorities to act: Create a human rights- friendly environment

A plea for making welcoming possible It’s official: The independent national human rights investigator (Nationale Ombudsman) declares that Heumensoord is not a good place when it comes to human rights. Media coverage follows accordingly (Following the link, you can read an English translation to RTL nieuws’ video). From our side, it is not a new… Continue reading Time for the authorities to act: Create a human rights- friendly environment

Events · Solidarity & Protest

Demo: Refugees welcome- racists not welcome. In Amsterdam (Sat., 13:00)

http://www.platformtegenvreemdelingenhaat.nl/archief/vluchtelingen-welkom-racisme-niet/ English Many people are presently fleeing terrible wars, poverty and oppression, however, Pegida is abusing this tragedy to sow hate and fear against entire communities. They are calling for a demonstration on February 6 in Amsterdam against the ‘Islamization of Europe’. This is taking place in the same month that we commemorate the February… Continue reading Demo: Refugees welcome- racists not welcome. In Amsterdam (Sat., 13:00)