EUROPEAN DAYS OF SOLIDARITY WITH ALL REFUGEES FROM UKRAINE
(APRIL 25 to MAY 25, 2022)
Meeting-Link: https://t1p.de/European-Days-of-Solidarity-with-ALL-Refugees-from-Ukraine (Log-In with Zoom-Account obligatory!)
Keynote Speaker: Harsha Walia (Canada)
Global Pathology of Wars, Borders, Migration and Exclusions from Equality:
Racialized violence and discrimination of refugees fleeing the European war in Ukraine on all levels and at all stages of their flight. The European Council’s choice to exclude 3rd country national refugees of the war in Ukraine was opening doors and opportunities for arbitrary administrative and executive decision making including violations of and obstructions from refuge and human rights. Black & Brown refugees/displaced are being neglected and left to the charity of civil society. The shameful neglects target also minorities like Roma/Sinti.
Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist, human rights advocate, scholar and writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is known for her organizing work with No One Is Illegal, the February 14th Women’s Memorial March Committee, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, and several Downtown Eastside housing justice coalitions. Walia has been active in migrant justice, Indigenous solidarity, feminist, anti-racist, and anti-capitalist movements for over a decade. In January 2020 she was announced as the new executive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA). Walia is the author of Undoing Border Imperialism (2013), co-author of Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration (2015) as well as Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (2019), and has contributed to over thirty academic journals, anthologies, magazines and newspapers. She is a frequent guest speaker at campuses and conferences across North America and has delivered numerous presentations to the United Nations.
The self-organized group „Africans from Ukraine“ has written an Open Letter to German politicians to call for equality of treatment and will share their experiences as non-Ukraine displaced persons of the Ukraine war after the keynote as another entry point to the Q&A-discussion.