Youth workshop in Germany – “Berlin overcomes the Anti-Gypsism”

February 9, 2010 at 12:06 Leave a comment

From 1-4 February 2010, Germany’s One Europe! partners from Berlin – Amaro Drom, MediaRroma and RAA – gathered with 20 young Roma and non-Roma to prepare for spring and summer campaign actions.

The team is supported by Germany’s famous rapper Tibor Sturm, aka Quietstorm, who is one of the founders of the anti-racist German rap musician’s group Brothers Keepers. Quietstorm is recording a rapsong against Anti-Gypsism with the youth team, which will accompany the campaign actions. The professional support should increase the possibility to get air time and enter radio stations, acquiring more attention for the issue during the summer months, when Roma from Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia may again become more visible trying to earn income on the streets of Germany’s big cities.

Other support comes from video filmers recording a second version of street interviews about stereotypes towards Roma and Sinti. Interviewees will be asked, why people say Roma are nomads, thieves and making such good music and, last but least, where they think prejudices against Roma appear most strongly.

Roma and non-Roma girls are enjoying traditional dance lessons together, showing that Roma culture is not completely different, but rather an integrated part of the popular culture in Germany.

Photos and personal texts from Roma children, created with the support of actors and photographers, will tell stories of very early discrimination in the school and also be used for the planned campaigning workshops.

Seven to Eight workshops with town administrations, schools and inhabitants from areas where it is likely to have Roma from Southeast Europe working on the streets are also planned.  The workshops will combine a scientific explanation of the history and function of Anti-Gypsism in the German society, along with films, discussions, dance, photo exhibition and a theatre play from young people.

Christoph Leucht

One Europe! Campaign contact for Germany


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