18 DECEMBER - INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY

On the International Migrants Day, we are betting on the most inspiring and optimistic view. In spite of adversity and hostilities, there is an immense wealth and strength in the migrants with whom we cross paths and lives. This is just a small glimpse of the multitude of self-managed projects and cultural references that we propose you to enjoy...and grow from.





SELF-MANAGED PROJECTS

Today, International Migrants Day, we want to talk about various migrant self-managed projects (created by first or second generation migrants), migrant groups with autonomy and/or support for migrants in Spain.


We want to show the part that never appears on TV, in the news, in the press... We want to show the positive, inspirational part that pushes motivation and creativity. We are fed up with tragic images, conflicts, disasters and arrests. We are fed up with the violation of human rights and dignity of people. That is why, today, we want to recognize those people who fight for their projects, ideals and values.



Bookshops

UNITED MINDS - Valencia

unitedminds.es

Afro bookstore, specialized in African culture and literature, awarded this year for its commitment to African culture and the transversal themes of migration, history and feminism.


LA PANAFRICANA - Barcelona

www.apanafricana.com


Bookstore of African, Afro-descendant and immigration literature in Barcelona. They have a wide selection of fiction, essays, children's books and poetry on African themes. Its catalogue includes works in Spanish, Catalan, French, Portuguese, English and Arabic.


Politics

COLECTIVO COURAGE


A self-managed and self-financed anti-racist political group that welcomes all those who are not recognised by the state. They work to denounce racism, poverty and institutional neglect.



MOVIENTO MIGRANTES TRANSGRESORES - Madrid

www.migrantestransgresorxs.blogspot.com


A collective of racialized, migrant, black, refugee, and diverse people with different sexual and gender identities who move between geographies and corporal, emotional and symbolic territories to deconstruct and build spaces, from which political and socio-cultural representations are proposed that demand transgressive actions.

Their main areas of work are: community mobilization, art and decolonial pedagogies, trans self-care, anti-racist and trans-feminist networks and articulations, and trans and non binary entrepreneurship.


Cooperatives

ABARKA COOP – Barcelona

www.abarkacatering.com


African food cooperative that offers traditional food with a touch of fusion with Mediterranean food, and also offers the possibility of continuing to get to know more cultures.


DIOM COOP – Barcelona

www.diomcoop.org


Social initiative cooperative, formed by people who previously were involved in unauthorised street selling, which aims to provide a sustainable and lasting response to the social and labour market inclusion needs of vulnerable immigrants. The services they offer are in the areas of: logistics and cleaning of spaces, gastronomy, fashion and sewing, among others.


Support grups

TEMPORERXS AGRÍCOLAS


Collective of seasonal migrant workers fighting for their rights and against abuse, exploitation and racism.



JORNALERAS DE HUELVA EN LUCHA - Huelva


Collective of feminist and anti-racist struggle for the rights of day labourers. They work against the exploitation and abuse in the fields and in the warehouses.



ASOCIACIÓN MARROQUÍ PARA LA INTEGRACIÓN DE LOS INMIGRANTES - Málaga

www.asociacionmarroqui.com


Association that, since its origins in 2003, has a strong social commitment contributing to make the social inclusion of many immigrants a reality, facilitating the coexistence and the knowledge of the migratory reality by the Spanish population.

They developed a plan for the prevention of Islamophobia at a national level.


H.I.J.O.S. (Hijas e Hijos por la Identidad y la Justicia contra el Olvido y el Silencio) - Barcelona

www.hijosbarcelona.org


Human rights organization that brings together daughters and sons of disappeared persons, exiles and political prisoners during the civil-military dictatorships established in Latin American countries.


Projects


ESCUELITA ANTIRRACISTA - Barcelona


A project by several groups that seeks to reflect on "microracism" in schools and to create a space for students who are racialised to denounce and listen.



BLACK BARCELONA – Barcelona

www.blackbarcelona.es

Annual meeting dedicated to African and Afro-descendant culture. Organised by Hibiscus, Association of Afrospanish and Afro-descendants whose mission is to promote the visibility of the Afro-descendant community.


CULTURAL REFERENCES



Theatre


If we put faces instead of numbers, things change. That is why we encourage you to discover Teatro sin Papeles and the denuncement made by their group of migrant actors from all over the world to draw lots in the EU in the play ¡BOZA! a cry of joy and rebellion.

https://www.facebook.com/teatrosinpapeles


Audiobook and musical composition


Teenagers arriving in Spain as unaccompanied minors prepare an audio book and a concert of songs with testimonies from all over the African continent to the rhythm of trap and afrobeat.

https://elpais.com/planeta-futuro/2020-12-06/la-musica-de-la-familia-grande-15-migrantes-cuentan-su-historia-a-ritmo-de-trap-y-afrobeat.html



Album


A passport without borders. 5 songs to travel freely around the world, denouncing injustice, celebrating shared life, here and there, Afrikando, an album by Sü Cedrún.

www.susanacedrun.com/afrikando



Journalism


Indestructible makes visible those who revolt before their destinies, shows that life pushes without a fence to stop it and that Africa is the continent of the future.

Pure and transformative journalism by Xavier Aldekoa.

www.indestructiblesafrica.org


Cinema


"All three of us" is a real shot of energy and empathy! A migratory transit from Iran to Paris that "changes the lives of its protagonists" and, if you let yourself taken away, yours as well.

Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDCMUCq3XYCehAsMWli0tvEfrQCg&v=B6OGfW24TVM&feature=emb_rel_end&ab_channel=cameo



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