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“What does Safety Mean for Me?” — Perspectives on Deportation

Datum - 26.04.2018
19:00 - 21:00 Uhr

“What does Safety Mean for Me?” — Perspectives on Deportation

Event: Perspectives On Deportations

“What does safety mean for you?” – perspectives on deportations
According to a WELT survey in October 2017, 57% of respondents endorsed deportations from Germany to Afghanistan. However, hardly any German holidaymaker will travel to Afghanistan this summer. We are wondering: what notions of security play a role in this context? Certainly, it´s not only Afghan asylum seekers who are being deported, but people of diverse origins. Last year, the German federal government bragged about having increased the number of deportations to “difficult countries of origin” and in Baden-Württemberg, a new “special task force dangerous foreigners” shall ensure that so-called “perpetrators, intensive offenders and integration deniers” are consistently brought out of the country. The frequent use of these labels by authorities and right-wing populists creates stigma not only for those affected, but for all asylum seekers.

Together with activists of the women initiative Women in Exile & Friends, the Afghan network Bleibistan and the refugee initiative Stop Deportation Group, borderline europe – Menschenrechte ohne Grenzen e.V. and Bildungswerk Berlin der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung invite you to a discussion about stigmatization and criminalization of refugees. Sharing their knowledge from their political work and their own experiences, we want to ask: What do deportations mean for those affected and whose safety is really at risk?

The event will be held in German and English. Translation will be provided.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is necessary for planning reasons. Anyone interested can register at the following link:

An event of Bildungswerk Berlin der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and borderline-europe. Realised with funding from the foundation Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin.
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