Friday 13 May & Saturday 14 May
The conference continues on Friday and Saturday in BAK – Basis voor Aktuele Kunst.
Friday morning from 10:00 – 12:00 the conference continues with a get-together in Utrecht with local stakeholders. The day will continue with a hosted conversation around ‘Nothing about us, without us’. A space for undocumented people to discuss together strategies of advocacy.
In the afternoon, there is a chance to participate in an ‘activist football tournament’.
In the evening we will come together in the Auditorium of BAK to discuss strategies of institutions like BAK to provide space for activism and with a special focus on the role of food in activism. How can food bring us together and empower undocumented people in the city?
On Saturday the focus will be all about the future, the group will dive into questions on how to proceed with the practices and optimize the impact of the shared knowledge and practices. These sessions will be by invitation only, please reach out to us if you want to participate. The day will be closed with a collective lunch hosted in BAK by the Basic activist kitchen
10.00–12.00 hrs: GATHERING
Unite for City Rights: An Inclusive City for All
In this gathering, City Rights United partners and local Utrecht organisations gather to exchange and discuss practices in the CRU toolkit vis-à-vis local initiatives from Utrecht. What practices can be an inspiration for struggles in Utrecht, and what practices from Utrecht could inspire the CRU partners? With a.o. Villa Vrede, Utrecht, ….., and moderated by Here to Support, Amsterdam.
12.00–13.00 hrs: BREAK
13.00–14.30 hrs: GATHERING
Do’s and Don’ts for Academic Research By and With Undocumented People
This gathering revolves around the good (and bad) practices in collaborations between researchers and undocumented people. Using past experiences from the room as a point of departure, the group participants discuss and develop ethical guidelines for research conducted with and for undocumented people. Moderated by researcher Jordan Dez
14.30–16.00 hrs: OPEN ROUNDTABLE
Seat at the Table: ‘Not About Us, Without Us’
Strategies and examples of successful advocacy by and with undocumented people and migrants.
Often undocumented people and migrants of color are excluded from decision-making processes in the cities. During this conversation we will discuss strategies for undocumented people to get that seat at the table. What needs to change? What structures do we need to fight? What struggles need to be overcome? How can we organise? This roundtable is a space ‘Not about us, Without US’. Undocumented people are especially invited to take the stage and talk during this semi-structured conversation.
16.00–19.00 hrs: Activists Football Tournament
After all the talking, we get up and move our bodies. Join one of the activists teams or just come and support on the side. While having fun, we network, get to know each other and let our energy out in a playful way.
Sports bring people together, so let’s use the power of football to come together in an a-typical way for a conference.
At the end of the football tournament, we will share a meal together before we go back to BAK.
17.30–19.00 hrs: GATHERING (invitation only)
A safe space for LGBTQI+ migrants and refugees and those working with, to talk about specific struggles for LGBTQI+ refugees when arriving in Europe and during their asylum process.
20.00–21.30 hrs: PANEL CONVERSATION
Food & Activisms
Following a Word of Welcome and short introduction to BAK’s and Mångkulturellt centrum’s contribution to the CRU toolkit, this panel conversation focuses on the roles of food in mutual support and political organizing: from mutual aid and material distribution to creating spaces of conviviality, storytelling, pedagogy, and solidarity.
With contributions by: Ex OPG –Je so’ pazzo, Naples; the basic activist kitchen, Utrecht; Abarka, Barcelona; and Between Borders, Amsterdam;