(eng) United action week

United Int. Action (united@antenna.nl)
Tue, 27 Feb 1996 12:05:35 +0100


UNITED for Intercultural Action
European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of
migrants and refugees
PB 413, NL-100 AK, Amsterdam,
phone +31-20-6834778, fax +31-20-6834582

ONE RACE - HUMAN RACE

March 21st
International Day Against Racism

On March 21st 1960 the South African police forces murdered in a massacre
70 demonstrants in Sharpeville, who wanted to protest peacefully against
pass legislation.
On December 13th 1967 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared
the 21st of March to an annual memorial day against all forms of racism
and discrimination.

EUROPEAN-WIDE ACTION WEEK AGAINST RACISM
ONE RACE - HUMAN RACE
March 16-24, 1996

This year's "European-wide Action Week Against Racism" (March 16-24,
1996) follows the successfull weeks in 1993, 1994 and 1995 being
coordinated by UNITED, the European network against racism.
In March 1994 hundreds of thousands stood up against racism.
This successful outcome lead the UN to the enlargement of their memorial
day to an "UN Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against
Racism and Racial Discrimination". And the Council of Europe started the
highlight period of its "All Different-All Equal - European Youth
Campaign against Racism, Xenophobia, Antisemitism and Intolerance".

In February 1996, 80 organisations from 35 European countries met during
UNITED's Conference in Prague. They confirmed to organise and mobilize
for the Week. Many other organisations throughout Europe have already
joined and have sent information on their actions. More information will
be collected permanently.

UNITED, which distributes 30.000 posters for the campaign, will serve as
an information and coordination point for the activities.
There will be 2 mass demonstrations in Bruxelles (B) and Amsterdam (NL),
other manifestations will be held in Helsinki(SF), Warsaw (PL),
Luxemburg (LUX), St. Petersburg (RUS) and many other places.
Hundreds of other actions will take place in many European countries,
such as school weeks, festivals, demonstrations, radio series, torchlight
marches, public debates, discussions, conferences, film presentations,
intercultural meetings, multicultural days, university activities,
seminars, memorial minutesII

Provisional Overview (27.02.96):

Europe-wide Action Week Against Racism
ONE RACE - HUMAN RACE
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MARCH 16 - 24 1996

including March 21st, UN day against racism

This is the first provisional list of activities (as of 26.02.96). We
expect:

Hundreds of actions in about 30 countries.
The European-wide Action Week Against Racism will be
coordinated by UNITED for Intercultural Action

Please send and fax all information that is missing up to now
(fax +31-20-6834582)
(united@antenna.nl)

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Austria

21.03.96 - 23.03.96 "Wege zur Identitaet - Rassismus und Diskriminierung
in Oesterreich" - in Vienna (A)
Conference
organised by SOS Mitmensch and others
Themes: National and group identity, culture, discourse, youthwork and
education
contact: SOS Mitmensch, Muenzwardeingasse 2/2, A-1060 Wien, Austria,
phone +43-1-5860132, fax +43-1-5860131

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Belarus

16.03.96 - 24.03.96 "One Race - Human Race"
Conference (19.03.96), open letter to the government, publications...
organised by the Belarussian Interconfessional Association
contact: Belorussian Interconfessional Association (BIA), P.O. Box 286,
BY-Minsk 220100, Belarus
phone +375-172-328589, fax +375-172-328589, e-mail
board@bia.belpak.minsk.by

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Belgium

01.03.96-25.03.96 "John Heartfield Exhibition"
Travelling through Belgium
The expo-train will stop in the railway stations of: Antwerpen, Hasselt,
Brugge, Gent, Aalst, Mechelen, Leuven and Bruxelles
in each city there will be films, debates, initiatives...
organised by CSC Vormingswerk - De Wereld van Anne Frank
contact: CSC, Postbus 877 - Keizerslaan 13, B-1000 Bruxelles, phone
+32-2-5026401, fax +32-2-5483476

16.03.96 - 24.03.96 "Action Week Against Racism" - in Mechelen (B)
Various activities
organised by ICOM /MTR
contact: Intercultureel Overleg Mechelen / Mechelen Tegen Racisme,
ICOM/MTR, Wollemarkt 7-9, B-2800 Mechelen, Belgium
phone +32-15-206483, fax +32-15-201113

24.03.96 "National Demonstration Against Racism and for Equal Rights -
Now!" - in Bruxelles (B)
organised by Objektief 479.917
contact: Objektief 479.917, Kazernestraat 68, B-1000 Bruxelles, phone
+32-2-5138346, fax +32-2-5139831

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Finland

March 1996 "Drawing Contest in Schools" - in Lathi (SF)
organised by Finnish Antifa Coalition and Amnesty International
contact: Finnish Antifa Coalition, Kalevankatu 1, SF-08100 Lohia, e.mail
hraita@sockom.helsinki.fi

21.03.96 "National Demonstration Against Racism" - in Helsinki (SF)
organised by Finnish Antifa Coalition
party afterwards, school campaign...
contact: Finnish Antifa Coalition, Kalevankatu 1, SF-08100 Lohia, e.mail
hraita@sockom.helsinki.fi

21.03.96 "Open Doors at the International Meeting Point" - in Vaasa (SF)
organised by Finnish Antifa Coalition
demonstration, concert...
contact: Finnish Antifa Coalition, Kalevankatu 1, SF-08100 Lohia, e.mail
hraita@sockom.helsinki.fi

23.03.96 "School Campaign / Youth Concert Against Racism" - in Lohja (SF)
organised by Finnish Antifa Coalition
contact: Finnish Antifa Coalition, Kalevankatu 1, SF-08100 Lohia, e.mail
hraita@sockom.helsinki.fi

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France

15.03.96 - 24.03.96 "Anti Racism Week" - in Bourges (F)
Music concerts, debates, films, book-presentation
organised by Emmetrop
Themes: neo-nazism, ex-Yugoslavia...
contact: EMMETROP, 26, route de la Chapelle, F-18000 Bourges, France,
phone +33-48503861, fax +33-48205501

18.03.96 - 23.03.96 "Week of Education"
National schoolweek against racism with local actions in Pau, Metz,
Orleans, Nord-Pas de Calais,
Troyes, Rouen, Saint Nazare, Paris region, etc. etc.
organised by the French ministry of national education, MRAP and others
Themes:Tackling racism in schools, how to deal with the fact that in
several cities the Front National is in power.
contact: Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l'amitie entre les peuples
(MRAP), 89, rue Oberkampf, F-75543 Paris CEDEX 11, France phone
+33-1-43148353, fax +33-1-43148350, minitel:3615 mrap

21.03.96 "International Media Action Day Against Racism and Intolerance"
to focus attention of the public on these important matters
organised by European Youth Campaign against Racism, Xenophobia,
Anti-Semitism and Intolerance
Every broadcaster, newspaper or periodical, journalism school or training
institute, professional organisation or
NGO (big, small, international or local) can explore themes and
arrangements that are most suitable in the light
of its situation and possibilities.
contact: RAXI, Mikko Lohikoski, c/o Conseil de l'Europe, F-67075,
Strasbourg CEDEX
phone +33-88-412960, fax +33-88-412742, e.mail 100706.3343@compuserve.com

21.03.96 "Presention of the IFJ Prize - A Celebration of Tolerance in
Journalism"- in Strasbourg (F)
International Media Award
to recognise journalism which raises awareness over racism and which
promotes better understanding of the different faces of multicultural
society...
organised by International Federation of Journalists - WG against Racism,
Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism and Intolerance
Open to all journalists and programme makers (under 35) in any
journalistic medium. The work must have been published or transmitted
during 1995. Closing date for entries is January 31 1996
contact: IFJ, 266 rue Royale, B-1210 Bruxelles , phone +32-2-2232265, fax
+32-2-2192976, e.mail ifjsafenet@gn.apc.org

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Germany

12.03.96-19.03.96 "International Day Against Racism"
Four One-Day-Seminars in Thueringen (D)
organised by DGB-Bildungswerk Thueringen e.V.
Themes: What is racism? why racism in a region with 0,8% foreigners,
comparison Germany-Britain-Italy,
starting-line initiative...
contact: DGB-Bildungswerk Thringen e.V., Juri-Gagarin-Ring 150, D-99084
Erfurt , phone +49-361-5961394, fax +49-361-596444

15.03.96-17.03.96 "Bridges Between Minorities & Majority. Old & New Ways
Against Racism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism & Intolerance"
National Conference in Germany
for members of educational centres, associations, initiatives, youth
organisations...
organised by Deutsches Komite der Jugendkampagne des Europarates and
Informations Dokumentations + AktionszentrumIfuer eine multikulturelle
Zukunft
Themes: evaluation, discussions and perspectives of anti-racist struggle,
reports, information market...
contact: Deutsches Komite der Jugendkampagne des Europarates, Haager Weg
44, D-53127 Bonn
phone +49-228-9102131, fax +49-228-9102122 or
IDA, Friedrichstrasse 61a, D-40217 Duesseldorf, phone +49-211-371026, fax
+49-211-382188

17.03.96 "Unite & Act: dialogue between religions" - in Berlin (D)
Seminar
organised by B'nai Br'ith Youth Organization - Germany (BBYO)
Themes: how to bring about a peaceful, multicultural future, history and
future of Jerusalem...
contact: B'nai Br'ith Youth Organization - Germany (BBYO), Fasanenstrasse
79, D-10623 Berlin , Germany, phone +49-30-2829869

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Ireland

March 1996 "National Bill-Board Advertising Campaign Against Racism"
21.03.96 "Youth Awareness Day for the Elimination of Racism and
Discrimination"
contact: European Youth Campaign against Racism / Irish Campaign
Committee, 3 Montague Street, IRL-Dublin 2
phone +353-1-4784122, fax +353-1-4783974

19.03.96 "Official launch of the 'cities against racism' project" - in
Dublin (IRL)
19.03.96 "Multi-cultural 'session' of the Maguires"
24.03.96 "Benefit concert 'Caliban'"
organised by the Irish Refugee Council
contact: Irish Refugee Council (IRC), Arran House, 35/36 Arran Quay, IRL-
Dublin 7, Ireland
phone +353-1-8724424, fax +353-1-8724411, e-mail REFUGEE@IOL.ie

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Italy

24.03.96 "Fight racism and the death penalty" - in Rome (I)
Concert, party...
organised by Amnesty International Rome
contact: Amnesty International - Italian Section, Viale Mazzini 146,
I-00195 Roma, Italy, phone +39-6-37514860, fax + 39-6-37515406

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Lithuania

16.03.96 - 24.03.96 "The menace of fascism in Lithuania" - in Vilnius
(LT)
Conference
organised by Lithuanian Young Falcons, Trade Unions Youth, Social
Democratic Youth and Liberal Youth
contact: Lithuanian Young Falcon Union, J. Basanaviciaus 16/5, LT-2009
Vilnius, Lithuania, phone +370-2-652311, fax +370-2-652157

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Luxemburg

16.03.96 - 17.03.96 "Immigration Festival" - in Luxemburg (L)
Concerts, discussions...
organised by CLAE and ASTI
contact: Association de Soutien aux Travailleurs Immigres (ASTI), 10, rue
Auguste Laval, L-1922 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
phone +352-438333, fax +352-420871, e-mail
ASTI/serge.kollwelter@ci.educ.lu
Comite de Liaison et d'Action des Etrangers (CLAE), 10, rue Auguste
Laval, L-1922 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
phone +352-432345, fax +352-428610

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Netherlands

March 1996 "Anti-Racist Bus Tour Through the Netherlands"
during the Action Week Against Racism the bus will stop in 6 cities where
there will be actions, activities, music...
organised by Nederland Bekent Kleur
contact: NBK, Postbus 55588, NL-1007 NB Amsterdam, Netherlands, phone
+31-20-6766710, fax +31-20-6763931, e-mail nbk@dds.nl

16.03.96 - 22.03.96 "Action Week Against Racism"
Silent protest, popfestivals, discussions, study sessions, local
activities in:
Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Delft, Doetinchem, Dordrecht, Eindhoven, Enschede,
Gouda, Groningen, Den Haag, Haarlem, Hengelo, Joure, Leeuwarden, Leiden,
Maastricht, Nijmegen, Nieuwegein, Rhenen, Rotterdam, Sittard, Tiel,
Tilburg, Uden, Utrecht, Vlissingen, Zaanstreek, Zoetermeer, Zwolle
organised by dozens of organisations
contact: NBK, Postbus 55588, NL-1007 NB Amsterdam, Netherlands, phone
+31-20-6766710, fax +31-20-6763931, e-mail nbk@dds.nl

23.03.96 "National Demonstration Against Racism" - in Amsterdam (NL)
Big Demonstration, departure at the Dam Square in Amsterdam (NL)
with speakers, music...
Themes: the positive side of a multi-cultural society, legal
discrimination...
organised by Nederland Bekent Kleur
contact: NBK, Postbus 55588, NL-1007 NB Amsterdam, Netherlands, phone
+31-20-6766710, fax +31-20-6763931, e-mail nbk@dds.nl

15.03.96 "Fair of Colourful Holland" - in Utrecht (NL)
Info-Market with debates, lectures, workshops, multicultural party...
for everybody who fights racism
organised by Nederland Bekent Kleur
contact: NBK, Postbus 55588, NL-1007 NB Amsterdam, Netherlands, phone
+31-20-6766710, fax +31-20-6763931, e-mail nbk@dds.nl

16.03.96-24.03.96 "The Reconciliation"
Special Poster / Information magazine and campaign to support sport
groups and others who want to organise something for the Anti-Racism
Week. To order the materials or for information:
contact: Provinciaal Platform Anti-Racisme Zuid-Holland (SPPAR),
Turfmarkt 30, NL-2801 HA Gouda, Netherlands
phone +31-182-524802, fax +31-182-583825

18.03.96 - 22.03.96 "Training for Trainers" - in Eindhoven (NL)
Training by Jane Eliot from the "Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes" project
organised by School Zonder Racisme and Magenta
Themes: anti-racism, consciousness raising...
contact: School Zonder Racisme, Willemstraat 59, NL-5611 HC Eindhoven,
Netherlands, phone +31-40-2359999, fax +31-40-2445712, e.mail
migrant1@pi.net

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Poland

13.03.96 "Multiculturalism and democracy" - in Warsaw (PL)
One day seminar promoting multiculturalism and democracy
organised by European Ecological Centre
contact: European Ecological Centre, ul. Wlodarzewska 13/15, PL-02384
Warszawa, Poland
phone +48-2-6580135, fax +48-2-6580135

16.03.96 - 24.03.96 "Faces of the Holocaust" - in Warsaw (PL)
Exhibition
organised by Kolektyw Autonomistow Torun
contact: Anti Nazi Front, c/o Sofokles - PO Box 2242, PL-54414 Wroclaw
47, Poland, phone +48-71-723058, fax +48-71-723058

16.03.96 - 24.03.96 "Action Week Against Racism"- in Warsaw (PL)
Manifestation, concert...
organised by Youth Against Racism Europe
contact: Anti Nazi Front, c/o Sofokles - PO Box 2242, PL-54414 Wroclaw
47, Poland, phone +48-71-723058, fax +48-71-723058

19.03.96 "Concert for Tolerance" - in Warsaw (PL)
21.03.96 "National Media Day against Racism" - in Poland
23.03.96 "Graffiti competition" - in Warsaw (PL)
23.03.96 "TV TcDc Against Racism" - in Warsaw (PL)
organised by Anti-Nazi Front
contact: Anti Nazi Front, c/o Sofokles - PO Box 2242, PL-54414 Wroclaw
47, Poland, phone +48-71-723058, fax +48-71-723058

21.03.96 "Manifestation against Racism" - in Warsaw (PL)
organised by RAAF Szczecin
contact: Anti Nazi Front, c/o Sofokles - PO Box 2242, PL-54414 Wroclaw
47, Poland, phone +48-71-723058, fax +48-71-723058

21.03.96 "Concert and Media Day against Racism" - in Warsaw (PL)
organised by Kolektyw Autonomistow Torun
contact: Anti Nazi Front, c/o Sofokles - PO Box 2242, PL-54414 Wroclaw
47, Poland, phone +48-71-723058, fax +48-71-723058

21.03.96 "Feast of Spring and Tolerance"
contact: European Youth Campaign Against RacismI - Poland, ul. Oklnik
11/1, PL-00368 Warszawa, Poland
phone +48-22-279465, fax +48-22-278938

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Romania

16.03.96 - 24.03.96 "Action Week Against Racism"- in Cluj (RO)
round tables, meeting with students in schools, candle light
demonstration (21.03.96), church bell action, petitions, videofilms...
organised by Youth Action for Peace - RO
contact: Miscarea Tinerilor pentru Pace - Youth Action for Peace
(YAP-RO), Of. postal 1, P.O. Box 457, RO-3400 Cluj, Romania
phone +40-64-431824, fax +40-64-431824, e-mail yap@utcluj.ro

16.03.96 - 17.03.96 "Minorities rights in Romania" - in Bucharest (RO)
Seminar with the representatives of the Jewish Communities Federation and
the Union of Hungarian Youth Organisations of Romania
organised by ASLIR, Students Assiociation for the Struggle against Racism
Themes: minorities rights, behaviour of the Romanian people concerning
the Hungarian and Jewish minorities
contact: As. Student. de Lupta Impotrva Rasismului dn Romania (ASLIR),
Dr. Burghelea 10 A, RO - Bucuresti sect. 2, Romania
phone +40-1-6138866, fax +40-1-3113374

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Russia

16.03.96 - 24.03.96 "Action Week Against Racism" - in St. Petersburg
(RUS)
Visit to refugee camp with the press, meetings, multi-cultural parties...
organised by Memorial St. Petersburg
contact: Memorial St. Petersburg, Izmajlovskij prospekt Nr. 8, RUS - St.
Petersburg 198005, Russia
phone +7-812-2599145, fax +7-812-2511732, e-mail memorial@glas.apc.org

16.03.96 - 24.03.96 "Action Week Against Racism" - in Moscow (RUS)
Concerts, pan-regional conference
16.03.96 - 24.03.96 "Local activities"
organised by Antifascist Youth Action
contact: Anti-Fascist Youth Action (AYA), ul. Marshala Tuhachevskogo,
21-1-44, RUS - Moskva 123154, Russia
phone +7-095-1979821, fax +7-095-9239127, e-mail ara@glas.apc.org

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Slowakia

16.03.96 - 24.03.96 "Action Week Against Racism"
Meetings, concerts, seminars for students, exhibition, concerts,
performance of gypsy theatre...
organised by Charta 77 Foundation and Slobodna alternativa/ Free
Alternative
contact: Charta 77 Foundation / Nadcia Charty 77, Staromestsk 6,
SK-81103 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, phone +42-7-316448
Slobodna Alternativa - Free Alternative, Staromestsk 6, SK-81103
Bratislava, Slovak Republic

24.03.96 - 25.03.96 "Conference on Youth and Civic Society" - in Tatry
(SK)
contact: United Nations of Youth - Russia, 26 Kosmonautou Av. - GSP 135,
RUS- Ekaterinburg 620040, Russia
phone +7-3432-348982, fax +7-3432-349771, e-mail elena@SGPI.e-burg.SU

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Spain

21.03.96 "Debates in schools"
21.03.96 "National Anti-Racism Day on the Radio"
Special one day radio programs against racism on all 17 radio stations in
the country
21.03.96 "Clean up your Area" - in Spain
Cleaning up the walls of the city, painting over racist graffiti
23.03.96 "Conference and festival against Racism" - in Madrid (E)
Conference and festival with politicians, university teachers, writers,
music concert
organised by Jovenes contra la Intolerancia
contact: Plataforma Jvenes contra la Intolerancia-Secr.Tcnica (PJCI),
c/ Larra, 16-2! izda., E-28004 Madrid, Spain
phone +34-1-5944920, fax +34-1-4452707

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Sweden

14.03.96 - 23.03.96 "Anti-fascism, Anti-nazism Film Festival" - in
Stockholm (S)
Filmfestival, debates, meetings, demonstration, music, exhibitions...
organised by Hasans V
contact: Hasans v
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Switzerland

21.03.96 "UN Day Against Racism" - in Geneva (CH)
NGO round table, various activities
organised by ARIS
contact: Anti-Racism Information Service (ARIS), 14, avenue Trembley,
CH-1209 Genve, Switzerland
phone +41-22-7403530, fax +41-22-7403565

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Ukraine

22.03.96 - 23.03.96 "Ukraine: ethnopolitical and ethnocultural problems"
- in Kiev (UA)
International academic-practical conference
organised by Association for Interethnic Peace and Harmony
contact: Association for Interethnic Peace + Harmony in Ukraine, Murashko
Street 4. Apt. 27, UA- Kiev 254050, Ukraine
phone +7-044-2115472, fax +7-044-2906464

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Uzbekistan

16.03.96 - 24.03.96 "One Race - Human Race" - in Samarkand (UZB)
Exhibition of anti-racism posters and materials, distribution of
materials to schools...
organised by International Museum of Peace and Solidarity
contact: International Museum of Peace and Solidarity, PO Box 76, UZB -
Samarkand 703000, Uzbekistan

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