International Weeks against Racism 2021

On March 21st, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is taking place. Because of this, in many German cities the “International Weeks against Racism” are taking place every year in March. For this occasion, there will also be different events and campaigns taking place between March 15th and 28th in Tübingen. “We want to support the thought of solidarity in everyday life between the local people and show the involvement in our city with this campaign week,” says Luzia Köberlein, commissioner for integration in Tübingen. Starting Monday, March 15th, the board of integration is putting up a “box of visions” in front of Tübingen city hall. Here, all interested people can voice their wishes and ideas for living together in a multi-layered society. More events are, for example, a postcolonial city tour (by registration) on Sunday, March 21st. Among the online offers are the theater play “Das Spinnennetz (The Spider Web)” with a podium discussion afterwards on Sunday, March 28th, or a discussion by “TAKT – Tübingen aktiv gegen Diskriminierung (Tübingen actively against discrimination)” on Thursday, March 25th. Here, people talk about their involvement against racism and the idea of living together democratically in a diverse society. 

March 21st was declared the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by the United Nations in 1966. The cause for this was the sixth anniversary of the violent suppression of a demonstration in Sharpeville (South Africa) during the apartheid regime at the time. 

An overview of events in the city of Tübingen: www.tuebingen.de/wochengegenrassismus

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