On July 3, 2020, the Second Anti-racism Network meeting took place. After the first online meeting, we were happy to be able to meet again in person at Karlstorbahnhof in Heidelberg. We were able to accommodate over 30 people from different organizations and initiatives and discussed four different topics. We asked the participants: What would you need from an Anti-racist Network, and what should be avoided? The group discussed what an anti-racist city should look like and how institutions need to change within the city.
We evaluated the current situation of actions and campaigns being planned by the different participating groups or which are already taking place in the region. Also, we talked about where these need support. Finally, we discussed the decolonization of Heidelberg and what resources are necessary for this process. The outcomes of the workshop gave us a lot of insight and motivation to continue with the work and with the network. The next meeting will be happening soon!
On June 5th, 2020 the first Anti-racism Network meeting took place. On full power after the Day of Resistance (8th May 2020), we met to focus on the anti-racism work in Heidelberg. Stuck by the idea of a movement which is pushed by people with racism experience but goes along with everyone.
People and initiatives from Heidelberg got together in an online meeting to think together about what does anti-racism work in Heidelberg need and how we can implement the demands of the Day of Resistance in the long term.
At the beginning, the question asked was: What does it mean to be racist? As a result, several groups were formed and the participants had the opportunity to discuss about the following three questions:
- Upfuck, what frustrates you?
- Well done: what am I proud of? What has been achieved so far?
- Make a wish: What do I wish/ expect from the future?
The results were precious, the participants could report about their own experiences and exchange with each other. A next meeting is already planned! #KeinSchlussstrich