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10. Gedenkmarsch zur Erinnerung an die afrikanischen Opfer von Versklavung, Kolonialismus und rassistischer Gewalt / Filmpremiere "Maybe Dreams Can Come True" / Symposium "From Sidi Bouzid to Tahrir: Two steps forward, one step back?"
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10. Gedenkmarsch zur Erinnerung an die afrikanischen Opfer von Versklavung, Kolonialismus und rassistischer Gewalt

Samstag, den 27. Februar 2016 ab 11 Uhr am U-Bahnhof M*straße


Das Komitee für ein afrikanisches Denkmal in Berlin (KADIB) veranstaltet am 27.02.2016 in Berlin den 10. Gedenkmarsch zur Erinnerung an die afrikanischen Opfer von Versklavung, Kolonialismus und rassistischer Gewalt. Dieser Gedenkmarsch wurde ins Leben gerufen, um der Forderung nach Anerkennung der Verbrechen gegen Schwarze Menschen und Menschen afrikanischer Herkunft Nachdruck zu verleihen.

Als Datum für diesen jährlichen Gedenktag haben wir den letzten Samstag im Februar (Ende der Berliner Afrika-Konferenz von 15. Nov. 1884 - 26. Feb. 1885) ausgewählt, auf der Afrika vor 130 Jahren unter den europäischen Kolonialmächten willkürlich aufgeteilt wurde. Völkermorde, Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit, Zwangsarbeit, kulturelle Genozide, politische und ökonomische Ausbeutung und Unterdrückung sind die verheerenden Folgen des Kolonialismus. Mehr als 30 Millionen Afrikaner*innen wurden Opfer von Versklavung und kolonialer Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit.

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German Premiere: "Maybe Dreams Can Come True" by Electra Weston

March 16, 2016 at 8 pm, Hackesche Höfe Kino and March 17, 2016 at 7 pm, Centre Français de Berlin

In this contemporary mix of narrative, experimental and documentary filmmaking, Chocolat is torn between nurturing her love relationship in the USA and maintaining a booming entertainment career in Europe. Looking for answers to her deepest questions, she uses a small video camera to explore and question her life by interviewing her friends abroad. We discover some of the common elements that drew them from their homes: economics, political climates, sexual freedom, and much more. Teaser

The screening will be followed by an open discussion with director Electra Weston.

Electra Weston, originally from Harlem, New York, has been traveling as an entertainer throughout Europe, Africa and the United States for an important part of her life. Electra’s career continues to exploit her artistic training in music, theater, and dance. Her professional dance career has taken her classical formation into a variety of rhythmic styles; and throughout the African Diaspora.

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Symposium: "From Sidi Bouzid to Tahrir: Two steps forward, one step back?"

April 7, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm at Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin 


In the beginning of 2011, in the central Tunisian town Sidi Bouzid, the Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. His act of desperation sparked protests throughout the whole country, which led within a very short time to a massive democratic movement and brought about the downfall of the long standing dictator Ben Ali. The movement spread out to all North African societies and took a different course in every country. The Tahrir Square in Cairo, venue of rallies and protest camps, became the symbol of the Egyptian rebellion, which overthrew the president Mubarak. In Morocco, the regime reacted with (sham) reforms to the uprisings, in Algeria with a mixture of concessions and repression. In Libya, an externally fuelled civil war flared up, and the once economically prospering country collapsed.

In the beginning of 2016, new uprisings against the economic hardships are once again flaring up in Tunisia, which has been presented as a role model for democratization in the region. Hundreds of demonstrators are arrested. The Egyptian military regime is regularly taking action against critics and activists with extreme brutality. The situation in Algeria and Morocco has barely changed, and Libya has joined the list of „failed states“.

Five years after the North African rebellions, we would like to take a step back, critically analyze the status quo and discuss the various perspectives together with activists and international experts of the democratic movements.

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The symposium will take place in French and English with simultaneous translation into both languages, a translation into German unfortunately is not possible! The entrance for the symposium is free, an inscription via mail to t.kulla@africavenir.org is requested!

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Kooperationen

Cooperation: Ink Deep Spoken Word Evening, 26-02-2016, 7-9 pm
with Ogutu Muraya (Kenia), Akira (Germany), Joe Madog Bliese (Germany) and Zimbabwean poet, spoken word artist and MC Linda Gabriel at Berlin's Not Only Jazz Bar, Boxhagener Str. 111, 10245 Berlin... read more
Cooperation: Scents of Berlin Black Music, 27-02-2016, 8 pm
This documentary film invites us into a musical journey of the infiltration and long standing existence of black music in Germany by looking at the impact and cultural influence it brings to Berlin. Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstr. 33... read more
Kooperation: taz-Reise in den Senegal, 27.02-11.03.2016
Begleitet uns virtuell auf dieser spannenden Bildungsreise in die senegalesische Zivilgesellschaft mit Schwerpunkt soziale Bewegungen und ziviler Ungehorsam ("Y'en a Marre" etc.) und Selbstorganisation senegalesischer Frauen... weitere Infos

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