19. August 2022 ///

After the Russian invasion of Ukraine - solidarity networks, now more than ever!

With activists from Ukraine and Russia.

An opportunity to get to know each other during three days, to understand different situations and attitudes and to act together - here, in Ukraine and in Russia.

Translation in English and German.

August 26 - 28, 2022

Solidarity networks have always been important, now they are once again necessary for survival. Fundamental values seem to be lost, positions harden, practical solidarity seemed great for a short time, but does it last in the long run? There is much discussion, but how much is understood? We want to go a different way with you - strengthen old networks and weave new ones!

Let's listen, understand, ask, discuss - and move to action!

We have invited analysts and activists from Ukraine and Russia. We will talk about the impact of the Russian invasion on Ukrainian society, left-wing political struggles, the Russian anti-war movement and on us personally. We also hear about two grassroots initiatives, their practical solidarity in Eastern Ukraine and discuss how we can support them.

Understanding is not only about the head: the polyphonic singers of the group Drevo take us into the diverse musical cultural heritage of different regions of Ukraine.

Connecting struggles!

Saturday afternoon we take a break in the program to have the possibility to go to the big demonstration in Rostock: "Then as now: Remembering means changing! 30 years after the pogrom in Rostock-Lichtenhagen".


Please take care of your own accommodation and food.

And please register: ulenkrug@systemausfall.org

For all events there will be a translation in German and English.



Friday, August 26, 2022

18:00-20:00 Personal perspectives.

Our activities as a European movement Longo maï since the beginning of the Russian attack.
"Faces and Stories: Photo exhibition by Magdalena Menzinger and Oleksandr Glyadelov, showing destruction and solidarity in the face of the war in Ukraine.

22.00 Solidarity concert with Unicorn Partisans. 

Saturday, August 27, 2022
10:00-12:30 Antiimperialist perspectives of feminists* from Ukraine and Russia.
What is the right to resistance?
Main panel with Oksana Dutchak, sociologist, Marxist feminist and co-editor of the leftist Ukrainian magazine "Commons", and with Aleksandra Talaver from the Russian feminist anti-war group "Feminist antiwar resistance (FAR)". Followed by discussion.

14:00-18:00 Then and now: Remembering means changing (large demonstration in Rostock).
Break in the program to connect struggles!
"Then as now: remembering means changing! - 30 years after the pogrom in Rostock-Lichtenhagen". Joint arrival and departure planned. Registration for the bus trip: pr@straze.de

20:00-22:00 Cultural perspective
Concert at STRAZE with Drevo. The group will present their explorations of sounds and voices of different regions of Ukraine with their polyphonic singing.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

10:00-12:00 Sociological perspective.
What is the impact of war on social security, housing and education?
With analysts Natalia Lomonosova and Anastasia Bobrova from the Ukrainian research center Cedos. Followed by discussion on key challenges for Ukrainian society.

13:00-16:30 Grassroots perspective.
Practical mutual aid in Eastern Ukraine - presentation of grassroots initiatives from Dnipro and Kharkiv.
With Dmytro Mishenin, chairman of the humanitarian initiative "Angel of Salvation", and Chubukov Sergiy, member of the kitchen group NEBO (Heaven). Followed by question and answer session.

17:00-18:00 Closing ceremony

For all events there will be a translation in English and German.