Campaign weeks “Together against racism in Wedding & Moabit”
Since 2017, local associations, organizations and initiatives, which have joined forces in 2019 to form an alliance with currently 35 member organizations, have been celebrating the International Weeks against Racism under the slogan “Together against Racism Wedding & Moabit”. With its many events, city walks, online discussions and workshops, the alliance is yet again setting a strong signal against racism and discrimination in the district and beyond. Throughout the campaign weeks, the video interviews “Fluchtgeschichten” are on display in the store window at Waldstraße. On March 19, a grand football tournament against racism is scheduled to take place on Maxplatz in Wedding. The whole program booklet is available on the website of the alliance.
Online campaign #ZUSAMMENGEGENRASSISMUS
On the actual International Day against Racism, the Alliance is calling to join their online campaign for the third time. As in 2020, all scheduled events and campaigns of the alliance had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, the online campaign has proven itself as a widely visible signal also in the past year. This year, too, committed civil society is called upon to show their faces online with creative and impressive positioning. Inspiration for participation can be found for example in the documentation of the 2020 online campaign.
The Saturday leading up to the International Day against Racism, March 19, 2021, a broad alliance of initiatives, residents, and political parties will call to join their rally in Berlin Rudow under the slogan “Zusammen gegen Rassismus – eine Menschenkette für 100% Menschenwürde”. Details about the rally and the related campaigns can be found in a separate article.
Hohenschönhausen against racism
The alliance Hohenschönhausen gegen Rassismus is hosting many exciting events this year. At Malchow Campus, the exhibition “Hass vernichtet” can be seen throughout. At Museum Lichtenberg the major event “Auf ein Wort!” takes place on March 21. Statements and positions of residents and committed people will be collected on site. On March 25, together with Lichtenberg Register, interested people can explore the neighborhood and the places where right-wing extremist, racist, and discriminatory incidents occurred in the past. The entire program of the International Weeks against Racism in Hohenschönhausen and Lichtenberg is available here and on the Instagram channel of the alliance Hohenschönhausen gegen Rassismus.
Pankow against racism
In previous years, various actors in Pankow have been involved in the International Weeks against Racism. A joint network of civil society, administration and the district libraries now realize the campaign weeks against racism in the district for the second year. Under the slogan “Pankow gegen Rassismus”, numerous events and campaigns take place in on- and offline formats. On the eve of the International Weeks against Racism, the demonstration “Auf/ Rollen gegen Rassismus” starts on March 12 at 12:00 on Panke-Platz in Berlin-Buch. The municipal library Pankow invites to join their opening event on March 13 at 18:00.
The complete program can be accessed on the campaign website.
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf against racism
This year, as in previous years, the initiative Initiativkreis CW gegen Rassismus realizes a diverse program. The kick-off event is dedicated to the topic ‘Humor in the context of racism’ and will be livestreamed on March 14 at 17:00. In addition to an anti-racist children’s demonstration on March 18, the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Register will also present its 2021 annual report on right-wing extremist, racist, and anti-Semitic incidents in the district. The entire program can be found here.
Further events in Berlin
The Treptow-Köpenick Museum will offer guided tours of the exhibition “zurückGESCHAUT” on March 14, 16 and 20, respectively, which takes a critical look at the first German Colonial Exhibition, held in Treptower Park from May to October 1896. The Documentation Center NS-Zwangsarbeit offers a guided tour on forced labor of Sinti*ze and Rom*nja in the district on March 18. Details about this and the many other events can be found in the program overview of the district.
In Spandau, the whole month becomes an action march: In addition to the International Weeks Against Racism, the civil society an district actors in the neighborhoof are also celebrating the 4th Spandau Girls* an Women* Mach 2022. The entire program is available on the district website.
Background information on the International Day against Racism
In 1966, the United Nations proclaimed March 21 as the “International Day to Overcome Racial Discrimination”. Since 1979, the United Nations has invited all its member states to organize annual weeks of campaigns in solidarity with opponents and victims of racism. Throughout Germany, the International Weeks against Racism will be celebrated for the 26th time this year under the slogan “Haltung zeigen”. To close the International Weeks on March 27, the Foundation against Racism, together with the German Football Association, the DFL Foundation, the German Sports Youth in the DOSB, and Eintracht Frankfurt as the nationwide ambassador of the IWgR 2022, calls to join their nationwide campaign day happening on and offline using hashtag #bewegtgegenrassimus. Further information can be found on the homepage of the Foundation for the International Weeks against Racism.
For up-to-date information about the campaign weeks, we use the hashtags #noracism, #ITGR and #ITGR2022 on twitter.