Refuge Worldwide returns to London's GALA festival
May 25th - save the date!
This weekend at Lucy-Lameck-Str. 32.
Neukölln cultural centre Oyoun are holding a three-day festival celebrating resistance and solidarity through workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, film screenings, live music and more.
Last month, the Berlin Senate announced that the vital Neukölln space near Hermannplatz will have its funding withdrawn following Oyoun’s refusal to cancel an event organised by Jewish pro-Palestine group Juedische Stimme. CDU Senator Joe Chialo explained that the decision was made due to suspected antisemitism, in this case what he called “hidden antisemitism.” Organisers have managed to raise over €80,000 to fund the legal challenge of the ruling, but the future of the space remains unclear, and Oyoun's team say they are expecting to move out at the end of the year.
Threads of Resilience will showcase a range of voices and perspectives against oppression and censorship. The programme of events, all donation-based, includes workshops and discussions with Emilia Roig, Candice Breitz, Naomi Klein (online), Ghayath Almadhoun and representatives from activist groups such as Juedische Stimme, Palestine Speaks and AATMA Berlin. The performance and live music programme features Jumoke 'mokeyanju' Adeyanju, AŸA and a closing party hosted by AL.Berlin.
Don't miss the chance to visit Oyoun for what could be the last time, and stand with them against the ongoing censorship of artists and cultural workers who say no to genocide and occupation in Palestine.
All events will be donation-based. Check out the full programme here.