It’s that time of the year – the time when we all gear up in solidarity for the Action Week Against Racism!
Our friends at Die Stiftung für die Internationalen Wochen gegen Rassismus have an excellent agenda planned in Germany – which we encourage everyone to join virtually. You can do so with the visuals above, and participating in their photo and hashtag campaign!
Together with European cooperation partners, we call for photos with the hashtag #solidarity and the hashtag # Solidarity.Grenzenlos on March 21, 2021 (a Sunday), the International Day Against Racism to post in the respective national language in the social networks and to set a Europe-wide sign of solidarity and cohesion against racism.
Choose between five posters, print it out and take a photo with it . Post the photo online on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and co. and use the hashtag #Solidarity.Grenzenlos .
The nationwide kick-off event is scheduled for March 15, 2021 in Bonn. A press conference is to take place at 11 a.m. A declaration by the Federal President is to be published.
The official nationwide kick-off event is expected to take place at 6 p.m. in the old plenary hall of the Bundestag in Bonn, which will be held together with the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia. After a greeting by the mayor, the main speech by Prime Minister Armin Laschet is planned. The chairwoman of our board of trustees, Bundestag Vice-President Claudia Roth, will also speak.
On March 18th at 6 p.m. the central Cem ceremony for the Alevis will take place in Darmstadt. For the first time this year, the Alevis will also take part and the director of the regional association of Jewish communities, the Protestant dean and the Catholic dean will take part in the celebration.
On Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11 a.m. there will be a press conference on the occasion of the central Friday prayer with Minister of State Kai Klose (Wiesbaden), Aiman Mazyek and Jewish and Christian representatives in the Emir-Sultan Mosque in Darmstadt, followed by the central Friday prayer with addresses by these personalities in the mosque – it is the central celebration for the more than 1,700 Friday prayers taking place at the same time during the UN weeks.
On the same day at 6:30 p.m. the central Sabbath prayer takes place in the Darmstadt synagogue with addresses by Aiman Mazyek and the Catholic dean.
On Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. there will be a service with the sermon of Church President Dr. Volker Jung as well as Jewish and Muslim speeches and a subsequent conversation with the community.
On March 21, 2021, the German Association of Cities will call for “Tours for Democracy and Against Racism” (see attachment). The central tour is expected to take place with Mayor Jung as President of the City Council in Leipzig.
The International Weeks Against Racism 2021
The recommended motto is: “Solidarity. Borderless. “.
Ambassador for the International Weeks Against Racism 2021 is Igor Levit, Human Being. Citizen. European. Pianist.
Our nationwide event calendar gives an overview of the actions reported to us: https://stiftung-gegen-rassismus.de/veranstaltungskalender
With the “Advanced Search” you can sort by time period, state etc. – So far there are only three, but we only activated the calendar this week.
At the end of February – beginning of March, the calendar is often used by the media to find out about special events or by private individuals to find activities in their area. Only after the International Weeks against Racism do we use the calendar of events for the evaluation and our documentation, which is then sent to all active, interested parties, etc. in July. We are of course also happy to receive reports and photos from your actions.
We look forward to networking with you via social media – you can find us under the following links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stiftung gegenRassismus