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Nationwide revolutionary protests have been taking place in Iran for weeks. Despite the Islamic regime’s brutal violence, torture and death penalties, people continue to fight for equality, social justice and civil liberties. Solidarity and education are central to these struggles. On the one hand, protesters repeatedly point out the relevance of international solidarity as one of the most important means of pressure against the regime. On the other hand, schools and universities play a special role in the uprisings because they are among the centers of the protest.
The event would therefore like to deal with the role of places of education in the context of resistance struggles and address the following questions, among others: Why is there a need for transnational solidarity in relation to worldwide emancipation movements such as the current one in Iran? What is the importance of universities and other places of education in the revolutionary process? What can we learn here from an international and historical perspective?
In solidarity with other freedom movements, the topics of the event such as resistance, education and solidarity will also be discussed from a Kurdish, Afghan and Roma perspective.
Entry is at 6 p.m. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:45 p.m.
* Welcome & introduction, Hamze Bytyci (RomaTrial eV) & María do Mar Castro Varela (bildungsLab*)
* Film clip about the revolution in Iran
* Brief input: An overview of the student and teacher movement in the context of the Jin Jiyan Azadi revolution in Iran, Bahar Oghalai
* Panel discussion with Hila Latifi, Dastan Jasim, Bahar Oghalai, Sabina Salimovska and Leila Haghighat (moderation)
* Performance by TRVLNIL
Admission: 3 euros
The event was initiated by the bildungslab* and implemented in cooperation with RomaTrial eV. The bildungsLab* is made up of migrant academics* and academics* of color who work in the pedagogical-cultural area. They impart and produce theory, discuss pedagogical and artistic ideas, concepts and paradigms. They comment, intervene and publish in the field of education and mediation critical of racism and hegemony.
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