This event is organised by the initiative of unemployed people BASTA! in cooperation with the CoS team at Prinzenallee 58/ Wedding on 17 November 2023 from 8 pm to 10 pm. You are also welcome to come for dinner from half past six.
How can precariously employed, unemployed, poor, homeless & migrant people organize in our crisis-ridden times? Four grassroots groups from cities in the Global North will report on their work and exchange perspectives. They ask about possible alliances and share their insights into the impositions of racial capitalism today. The mission of the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) is to help people dealing with poverty and houselessness create & discover opportunities, while serving as a vehicle to ensure we have voice, power & opinion in the decisions that are directly affecting us. The Berlin unemployed initiative BASTA! opens an advice café several times a week and runs campaigns and training courses to stand together in solidarity against the violence of job centres, immigration authorities and child benefit offices. Arbeitslosenselbsthilfe Oldenburg (ALSO) provides independent and free social counselling, has its own office and advises precarious workers in the meat industry, among others. Project Shelter is a group of people with and without a history of flight or migration that works to fight for and protect the rights of homeless people in Frankfurt/Main and to guarantee that their needs are met.
The event takes place as part of the kick-off workshop of the DFG Emmy Noether Junior Research Group „Confrontations about ‚the social’ — Towards a movement-based ethnographic social (state) regime analysis”.
Language: English and German — simultaneous translation will be provided through headphones. The venue is accessible via a ramp and there is a barrier-free toilette.
We are looking forward to seeing you!