Berlin Stories | 29 February-6 March

News and events from our community in Berlin.

By Staff

Protests, parties, panels and more.

Palestine Demo: This Saturday join the mass demonstration Global South Resists for Palestine and against colonialism, racism and white supremacy. The march starts from Neptunbrunnen, Alexanderplatz, at 14:00. Listen back to organisers Global South United discuss Hanau and the fight against racism in Germany below.

Argentina soli-event: It has been two months since the neo-fascist Javier Milei became the president of Argentina. Since then, costs of living and healthcare have dramatically increased. Perrxs Del Futuro Berlin are inviting to a Soli Event to raise funds for the most people affected by this economic crisis. On 2 March from 19:00-23:00 head to NewYorck im Bethanien for DJs, a film screening, art, food and more.

Event series: As part of Kurdische Frauen Tage organised by Cenî Kurdisches Frauenbüro für Frieden e.V. several events are taking place every day from 2-8 March. The week includes panel talks about art and resistance, live music, and a collective exhibition. Check out the full program here.

Gig for Gaza: Head to Lark on 3 March for an evening of live music and performance to raise funds for Medical Aid for Palestinians, a charity that supports Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from €15 to €25.

Bake sale: On 3 March, Spore Initiative hosts a Bake Sale Fundraiser to raise money for medical aid for Palestinians of Gaza and financial relief for the families of the nine people killed in the racist terror attack in Hanau 2020. If you are a professional baker sign up and donate your cakes for the event. If you just love eating them, head to Spore Initiative (Hermannstrasse 86) on Sunday from 14-17:00. All proceeds go to Initiative 19. February and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

Cultural space fundraiser: Mukayabundo and rûveyda are fundraising to open a new cultural space in Berlin – BARAZA – a meeting place for arts and culture with a focus on marginalised perspectives. Read more and donate here.

Poetry night: Café Cralle Kollektiv hosts a BiPoC poetry night on 3 March inviting Black, indigenous, and writers and poetry lovers of Colour to bring, share, and talk about their texts. Register ahead of time via DM to their Instagram page.

Soli-event for Ibrahima Barry: On 5 March, FACQ Berlin is hosting an abolitionist bar night to discuss and organise toward a world without police. This month, they team up with Ihr Seid Keine Sicherheit and Migrantifa to raise funds for the initiative Justice for Ibrahima. The solidarity group is collecting donations to commemorate Ibrahima Barry, who was killed by racist police violence on 6 January 2024 in Mühlheim, to support his family, and to push for a full investigation into the circumstances of his death. You can also donate directly here. Fundraiser: Community support is needed to stop the deportation of a Mother and her six-year-old child to Congo. They have been living in Germany for eleven years and in a few weeks, they are supposed to be deported to a country currently ravaged by a Western-imperialism funded genocide. To take legal measures against Germany’s unjust migration politics, they need to cover the fees for a lawyer. Donate here.

Open call for food collectives: Oyoun are looking for collectives to host their cafe/restaurant. The open call is for pop-ups, short term or long term takeovers. Oyoun’s cafe has been closed since their funding was cut by the Berlin Senate last year. Reach out via to share your ideas for the space.

Goodbye Autobahn: Solidarity with our friends at Autobahn, a non-profit volunteer-run DIY collective based in Neukölln that has sadly dissolved. We wish the whole team good luck and look forward to seeing what comes next.

In their words: "The influence of the divide-and-rule logic and reactionary racist German state politics on grassroots cultures in Berlin has never been clearer. Autonomous spaces that value solidarity over silence and are ready to listen with care and humility to the most affected by the worst crimes of this world, from femicide to genocide, are the ones that must be supported to thrive." Read the full statement here.

Header image: Makayabundo.