September 2016 is the 15th anniversary of 9/11
Though anti-Muslim racism is no recent phenomenon, Muslims and those who are assumed to be Muslim have been increasingly othered and dehumanised. In the name of the defence of Western 'values' and 'freedoms', wars have been launched, repressive laws have been passed, and countless people have been criminalised and attacked. With this event the Arab* Underground collective wants to reflect on what has changed since then and celebrate the strength of those resisting oppression.
ARTS & PERFORMANCE (opening 18.00)
exhibition: *foundation Class kunsthochschule weissensee °° dance performance by bachilein °°
PANEL ON ANTI-MUSLIM RACISM SINCE 9/11 (20.00)
Critical Perspectives on Negotiating Islam and German Politics (German) and Artistic Interventions Against Anti-Muslim Racism by Iman Al Nassre, Sanchita Basu, Mohamed Lamrabet
LIVE MUSIC (from 22:00)
°° Kabreet °°
°° Gülina °°
DJs (from 24:00)
°° Mehmet Aslan °°
°° Habibi Funk °°
°° Badre °°
°° Moji Taali °°
°° [móa] °°
°° Miranda de la Frontera °°
at MENSCH MEIER – STORKOWER STRASSE 121 – 10407 BERLIN admission free: 5€ < 23:00 > 10€
ABOUT ARAB* UNDERGROUND
Arab* Underground is a Berlin-based collective. Our aim is to be a space of openness and inclusion, around the people, arts, and music of the borderless global south. We stand on the side of those resisting oppression, whatever their colour or conviction. We understand ‘Arab’ as a cultural symbol for the alternative to the hegemony of Western Imperialism, misogyny and racism. We promote this alternative through creating a space for discussion and respect. ‘Underground’ is the urban innercity and the farthest frontier, where the human spirit finds autonomy in the collective global ghetto. It is the blackmarket of dangerous ideas like the freedom from want and the dignity of mutual respect in the face of difference.
* We do not want to reproduce the Orientalistic vision of ‘Arabs’ as a single homogenous group but rather try to see and show the diversity of societies in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. While embracing the magnitude of languages spoken globally, we are using English as our working language.