Self-Determined & in Solidarity! Conference on Migration, Development and Ecological Crisis

| 6.-8. October 2017 | Leipzig

A conference with more than 700 people coming from different activist contexts – freedom of movement, anti-racisms, agriculture, degrowth, climate justice

What is the connection between the debate around a just design of migration and the one around an ecologically and socially just economy? What are the connections between alternative concepts such as „Degrowth“ or „Post-Development“ and a postcolonial perspective on causes of flight?

This conference wanted to focus on the links between flight, migration, self-determined development and ecological crises. We wanted to connect these seemingly independent topics within a broader context in order to build bridges between the different political struggles and movements.

>> This was the PROGRAM



| Videos and impressions from the conference

Here you find several panels and speeches of the conference.

Here you find some pictures taken during the week-end.


| The conference is over – the topics however are more urgent than ever

Great – we counted about 700 participants on the conference! The huge interest has demonstrated how important and urgent it is to reflect upon these topics and face ourselves these questions. We are happy about this high number of participants and satisfied that the conference took place without any organizational disturbance. It is evident that we cannot stop at this point and have to continue our political activism on these issues.

We are shocked about the racism in the German society represented by the police violence which has demonstrated again how crucial it is to oppose and fight racism every day. On the conference in general and this case particularly, we have published a press release.

Thank you very much for your participation and you concrete support which has contributed to the success of the conference!

[Photos: Leon Bischinger]



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