How to Organize Migrant Power through Feminist Artivism, Urban Movements & Workers’ Collectives

Migrants, refugees, and BIPoCs are at the forefront of the political struggles of our times. But how can we use migrant organizing as “new” strategic approach to unite for a future of solidarity and together strengthen frontline communities whose political struggles have been ignored and marginalised for far too long?
In this online skillsharing workshop, three Berlin-based female migrant organizers from the feminist struggles of the Polish diaspora, the housing rights campaign “Deutsche Wohnen & Co. Enteignen”, and the “Gorillas Workers Collective” will present their work and share stories and experiences on how migrants can win politically in Germany and around Europe.
Join us for this one-day workshop with storytelling sessions, practical inputs, interactive exercises and discussions on migrant organizing to learn how migrant power can be organised through feminist artivism, urban movements and workers’ collectives. So migrants have a real say in shaping our common future towards equality, justice and solidarity.
10:00-11:00: Opening & Storytelling Session – Let’s Build Trust & Relationships around the Diversity of Migrant Experience
11:00-12:00: Session 1 – Feminist Artivism & the Polish Dziewuchy Berlin (Anna Krenz)
12:00-13:30: Lunch Break
13:30-14:30: Session 2 – Urban Housing Movements & the “Deutsche Wohnen & Co. Enteignen” Campaign (Yağmur Ekim Cay)
14:30-15:00: Coffee Break
15:00-16:00: Session 3 – Delivery Labour Struggles & the “Gorillas Workers’ Collective” (Zeynep Karlıdağ)
16:00-17:00: Final Discussion – Let’s Organize Migrant Communities & Overcome Political Powerlessness
The workshop will be hosted by Georg Blokus and Kasia Wojcik from European Alternatives Berlin. Some parts of the event will be recorded on video.
🗓 Saturday, 29.01.2022
⏰ 10:00–17:00 (CET)
💻 Zoom
Are you a progressive activist, academic, or artist, part of a grassroots initiative, civil society organisation or social movement? Across borders, citizens in communities and cities build a new Europe of solidarity and justice.
The online skillsharing workshop “How to Organize Migrant Power through Feminist Artivism, Urban Movements & Workers’ Collectives” is part of the program of the “Academy of Migrant Organizing”.
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