Workshop: "Not about us without us!" Ovaherero genocide without apology and compensation?

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InfoEntrance: Free; donations are welcome

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We would like to invite you to an activists' workshop focussing on international networking, PR strategies and decolonial educational work coordinated by Tahir Della (ISD) and Christian Kopp (Berlin Postkolonial), members of the NGO alliance "No Amnesty on Genocide!" hosting the four experienced OvaHerero activists resident in the USA:

Dr. Kavemuii Murangi (Director and founding member of the OvaHerero/Mbanderu and Nama Genocides Institute, ONGI)

Jefta Uaravaera Nguherimo (film maker, founding member of the OvaHerero/Mbanderu and Nama Genocides Institute, ONGI)

Vepuka Kauari (founding members of the Ovaherero Genocide Association in the USA)

Barnabas Veraa Katuuo (founding members of the Ovaherero Genocide Association in the USA)

Background:

111 years ago the German colonial army ordered the extermination of the Herero people in what was then "German South-West Africa" – a colony of the German Empire. During summer this year, the Speaker of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert for the first time called the massacres "genocide". The Federal Government now also talks about "genocide" in this context, albeit somewhat reluctantly. The descendants of the victims expect more than this: an official apology from the German government, their immediate inclusion in the German-Namibian reconciliation talks and that all human remains from Namibia used in Germany for racist researches be returned.

The event is organized by the alliance "Völkermord verjährt nicht!"

Further information about the workshop will be found on the website genocide-namibia.net

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