Friday, 11 February 2011

[creative-radio] Programm: Program: Refugees have a Voice - Refugee Conference in Stuttgart


Program: Refugees have a Voice - Refugee Conference in Stuttgart

The participation of refugees is crucial for the struggle against
discrimination and injustice. In Baden-Württemberg
this process now is getting started as refugee communities are building up
in the different refugee camps.

We refuse arbitrary measures, hatred and double standard treatment of
refugees in Germany.

Refugees are invited to exchange their experience and commitments to
strengthen the ongoing refugee community
networking and self organization in camps as a core focus in the conference.

No one can tell the story better than the direct victims. Refugees are in
the best position to tell their stories from "why
they are here" and "what they are confronted with in this society".

Although individual refugees may be faced with problems seeming different
in nature, the whole situation boils down
to the German Lager politics that isolates, demoralizes and traumatizes.

The refugee politics in Baden-Württemberg is worse compared to most
federal states in Germany. Effecting change
requires sincere solidarity and a strong position of refugees. Otherwise
compromise will remain the order of the day.

Solidarity is the weapon and refugees are calling for sincere solidarity
with the ongoing campaign against camps, food
packages, restrictions to the freedom of movement and other forms of
discrimination and injustice against refugees.


10.00-10.15 Uhr
Opening Speech by Rex Osa (Activist of The Voice and Caravan Network /
Coordinating Activist of Refugee Community Networking in

Why refugees should organize themselves by a representative of
Flüchtlingsrat Baden- Württemberg)

Presentation of refugees' struggles and experiences by
- Dr Maqsud Agaew from Azerbajan (Apolda Flüchtlingsinitiative)
- Milud Lahmar-Cherif from Algeria (Zella-Mehlis Flüchtlingsinitiative)
- Salomon Wanchocho from Benin (Mohlau Flüchtlingsinitiative)

Coffee Break

Info exchange Groups
1. Camps
2. Restriction to the freedom of movement
3. Institutionalized racism and deportation


Short Film on the fate of refugees

History of the struggle of refugees and arbitrary
enforcement of decree by districts by Osaren Igbinoba
(Founding member of The Voice)

Reports from info exchange groups

Self-Organization in Baden Württemberg/ documentation
and Solidarity with delegates of refugees from
Witthoh, Hardheim, Biberach and other places

Presentation of position paper

Coffee Break

Election of regional delegates of refugees

15:30 -16.15
Podium for open questions

Closing speech

Refugee Conference in Stuttgart - Statement on Refugee Self Organization
in Lagers by Rex Osa "Refugees have a Voice"

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