Sunday, January 10th 2016; 8PM: #Wearebornfree! Empowerment Radio
on reboot.fm on UKW 88,4 MhZ in Berlin and UKW 90.6 MhZ in Potsdam
We are happy to introduce you to our first broadcast of #Wearebornfree! Empowerment Radio (We!R) This is a radio programm organized by Refugees & Friends:
The current situation of refugees in Germany and Europe requires us to rethink political strategies. The current wave of welcoming culture is very important in order to show alternatives to the racist hatred that is getting stronger each day. At the same time this wave comes exactly at the time when our refugee movement has become very weak to almost not-existing. The so-called civil society chooses to be in the helping position instead of supporting self organized refugee resistance. This is a step back, it puts us back to being the helped, supposedly passive, object while the helpers are becoming a new lobby.
The space is wheelchair accessible and we are in the process of organizing accessible bathrooms.
Refugees who are LGBT*I*Q are often subject to discrimination on numerous levels, especially in the process of flight and migration. These experiences are often oscilliate between being silenced & neglected and being misused & instrumentalised.
What are the different perspectives on this issue in the context of refugee activism in Berlin and Germany? What is necessary to make these perspectives become more visible in the dominant discourse on refugee issues and what are the expectations and demands of those affected concerning self-organisation, networking and support structures? These will be some of the points we will be focusing on this evening with our guests:
Safa Mohamed (Feminist and LGBT*I*Q Activist), Ahmed Awadalla (Refugee Activist) and Bino Byansi Byakuleka (Textile designer and Refugee Activist)
The evening will be chaired by Joy Zalzala Soyka (Lesbenberatung Berlin/LesMigraS) and will be conducted in English and Arabic with German translation.