Continuing in the very tradition of the campaign „Festival Contre Le Racisme“, organised by the French umbrella organisation UNEF (L’Union Nationale des Etudiants de France), more and more locally organised campaign weeks are taking place across German university campuses these days.
These events aim at offering information about and sensitization with a wide range of anti-racist topics to students and those interested. This way we create a space where people can question, broaden their knowledge and get involved themselves. In practical terms, this means that lectures, workshops, concerts and exhibitions are organised in close collaboration with local partners and initiatives in each and every campaign week. For further details, we would like to redirect you to the fzs website of the festival.
After having taken place in 2012 and 2013, it’s the third time for the „Festival Contre Le Racisme“ to return to Passau. A team, for the most part consisting of student representation, local university groups and anti-racist initiatives, has so far achieved to provide a wide spectrum of topics.
In the days from May 18th – 25th, 2016 various events are set to be presented in our theme days concerning racism, (post-)colonialism, empowerment, islamophobia as well as anti-Semitism and antiziganism. Apart from the theoretical discussion with this complex of themes, a creative way of dealing with the topics in question is welcome.
The opening night will see Mutlu Ergün-Hamaz kicking off the first event with a multimedia reading, taking place in the Café Museum on the 18th of May. Please find an overview of the exciting fclr2016 programme here.
Five days with plenty of room for information exchange, inspiration and discussion are waiting to be experienced.
Due to the lack of alternatives, most of the events will be taking place in the premises of the University of Passau. We hope to not only reach students with our campaign, but also set impulses beyond the university walls and help critically approach our environment and not the least ourselves!