Angela Davis to speak at O-Platz anniversary in Kreuzberg

Join International Women* Space at Oranienplatz from the 5th to the 9th of October.

By Staff

Join IWS to celebrate the history and legacy of the O-Platz movement.

October 2022 marks 10 years since the establishment of the Oranienplatz protest camp and the occupation of the Gerhart-Hauptmann School on Ohlauer Straße by refugees and activists, a critical moment in the history of the refugee resistance movement.

To mark the anniversary, International Women* Space (IWS), a feminist, anti-racist and anti-colonial protest group whose origins can be traced back to the 2012-2014 O-Platz occupation, will return to Oranienplatz to host an art and culture festival from the 5th to 9th of October. 

American Black activist, philosopher and author Angela Davis will appear at Oranienplatz at 10:00am on Thursday 6th October alongside refugee activist Napuli Langa and IWS co-founder Jennifer Kamau for a press conference on the racist treatment of BIPOC refugees. Davis, a long-time supporter of Germany’s refugee resistance movement, visited Berlin in 2015 to speak to activists from the O-Platz movement. 

Listen to Nicky Böhm's Flip The Script radio show with Lucy Nganga from IWS here.