“WE ARE HERE!” is the title of the five-year transnational educational programme against antigypsyism by RomaTrial e.V.. But who are “we” anyway?
Our project wants to create a new understanding of “we”. Due to experiences with (the) antigypsyism, far too many Roma* and Sinti* in Germany know what it means to be excluded from the “we”. Many hide their identity, do not feel safe in society, in school and at work. This must finally come to an end! [Read more…]
Within my family environment, I was born in Romania, antigypsyism was the first racism that I learnt as a small child and that was clearly felt throughout society. In the course of my politicisation, I developed a historical and social interest in how National Socialism came about, what its social preconditions were and how it continues to shape or society at various levels to this day. So far, I have worked in the field of political education with young people and multipliers as well as in memorial education at former sites of persecution.
The "We are here!" project is a wonderful opportunity for me to support people from the affected community with my knowledge and experience in an empowering setting.
It is simply the best feeling to experience the teenagers and young adults on stage, as speakers in front of political decision-makers or as workshop leaders with the peer group!
Antigypsyism is not a “minority issue”. Its roots, as in other forms of racism, are firmly anchored in the power structures in society. Therefore, the solution to the problem can only be the responsibility of society itself. In combating antigypsyism, the focus must be on the dominant society and demand reflection on the causes, mechanisms and consequences of antigypsyism. At the same time, the voices of those affected by antigypsyism must finally be recognised and heard. [Read more…]
The project “WE ARE HERE! Educational Programme against Antigypsyism” is actively represented in three federal states: Berlin, Brandenburg and Saxony. In these federal states we train our peer trainers in small youth groups and offer education in relation to antigypsyism for young people as well as training for teachers and multipliers. [Read more…]
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