The aim of our project is to raise awareness of everyday racism and to find need-oriented ways of coping with it. We want to show and discuss what affected people experience, bystanders witness and especially: what can be done to help in situations of everyday racism! Our approach is based on the needs of teenagers and young adults.
We stand for a participatory approach:
Teenagers and young adults are supported in making short films that depict situations of everyday racism they have experienced.
In workshops, they develop action strategies that allow them to neither be pressured into the role of a victim nor to become a silent observer. These situations, along with the developed action strategies, are shown in short films that are posted and shared on social media. This is to encourage other young people to become active and show courage in their everyday lives (peer-to-peer-effect).
Looking ahead, we plan to extend our participatory approach by offering teamer training courses with the aim of allowing teenagers and young adults to hold their own film workshops and get started in the field of political educational work. In form of tandems, they will be able to make their own experiences planning and holding film workshops.
We cooperate closely with our partners:
Other than diversity of perspectives, we also consider networking an enriching factor for our project and an important element in our fight against social injustice and racist structures.
We offer free access to knowledge:
Besides publishing our own productions that aim at courageous coping and acting strategies against racism, we want to offer counselling. In our workshops and training courses, we give recommendations on further educational materials.
Anti-racism and critique of power are essential elements of our approach:
Our project aims to counteract the prevalent avoidance of the topic of racism.
We do not consider racism an issue of right-wing marginal groups but a structural problem of society. We understand racism as a construct interwoven with colonialism and recurrent structures. This leads us to also reflect our own privileged position and our actions as White trainers again and again.