27.11.2015, Friday, 18.30 h, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Marmorsaal
Solidarity is a union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and/or interests, as between members of a group, classes, etc.: But as political activists – what solidarity mean to us? Especially now, in times of movement of people who cross border and (helping) ideology shows up, we would like to come to an understanding! What is the difference between solidarity and help or charity! Who is solidary and when solidarity is necessary? And is it important to get something back for showing solidarity?
Exhibition Collective WE WILL RISE
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Our movement, which is a self-organized refugee movement centered in Germany, has organized exhibitions in order to share the experience of the resistance we have been holding on the streets in Germany and all around Euroupe for many years with different groups. We had the first exhibition in a big tent at Ostbahnhof. During the two weeks of exhibition, there were also many different seminars and concerts in the tent.
We have our writings and paintings printed on big wooden blocks in this exhibition. Besides, people can use the laptops and headphones in order to listen and watch the interviews, films and music about our resistance. All the published news about us and our internal discussions are archived in a way that whoever wishes can reach them.
Our exhibition is on display at the Kreuzberg Museum in Berlin at the moment. Our archives will be exhibited there until the end of October. However, we had a shocking controversy at the opening of exhibition. The chief of the museum said that he did not want the piece we put right at the entrance of the exhibition because it was criticizing the mayor of Kreuzberg. They did not want the critique about the mayor, who actively participated in the attacks against our spaces or resistance and in the demobilisation operations towards the resistance, at the front side of museum.
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