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Ghent, Belgium
Friday 4 March - Saturday 5 March 2022

School of Resistance: Right to Regularization

Raising the Voice of Undocumented Refugees in Belgium and Europe

Friday 4 March - Saturday 5 March 2022

IIPM and NTGent present School of Resistance: Right to Regularisation livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 4 March and Saturday 5 March 2022.

After Munich, Berlin, and Cologne, School of Resistance is landing in Ghent raising the voice of undocumented refugees in Belgium and Europe.

What started as an online debate series has now grown into a multidisciplinary, multiday event in which artists, activists, philosophers, and engaged citizens search and envision a more sustainable vision of our common planetary future. After Munich, Berlin, and Cologne, School of Resistance lands in Ghent this spring.

On March 4 and 5, a new edition of School of Resistance will address the issue of regularization of migrants in Europe and their struggle for citizenship and recognition. Together with #GentZonderGrenzen, In My Name, and L'union des sans papiers pour la Regularisation, the undocumented refugees in Ghent voice their political will. Via panel discussions, film screenings, concerts, and workshops, we will imagine new futures of global citizenships. How can we make Ghent a city of solidarity? Who are the citizens of Ghent today? Who are the citizens of tomorrow?

This event is part of BELMUNDO, the Ghent festival of international solidarity.


Friday 4 March 2022

Right to Regularisation
1:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 6:30 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 7:30 p.m. CST (Ghent, UTC +1)

What exactly could a more humane regularization policy look like? What routes do we still have to take? How and with whom do we join forces? We asks these questions to:

Tarik Chaoui (spokesperson L'union des sans papiers pour la Regularisation)
Lode Van Hecke (bishop of Ghent)
Kati Verstrepen (human rights lawyer en president Liga voor Mensenrechten)
Ilse Derluyn (professor of social work, UGent University)
Sien Volders (author of Oogst)
Hilde Geraerts (ORBIT vzw)

STAND-UP COMEDY: 'Peace Guru Love Prince'
2:15 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 7:15 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 8:15 p.m. CST (Ghent, UTC +1)

In a touching and humorous stand-up show, Shanthuru Premkumar reflects on Europe, telling of the obstacles of an undocumented life and the beauty of hopes and dreams.

French & Dutch. Livestream in English.



Saturday 5 March 2022

PANEL DISCUSSION: What role does Ghent play as a city of solidarity in building a post-migration society?
1:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 6:30 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 7:30 p.m. CST (Ghent, UTC +1)

Professor Jacqueline Bhabha (migration expert, Harvard)
Parwana Amiri (activist and poet)
Bilal Abbas (founder of Masala Vzw)
Ellen Desmet (professor of migration and asylum policy, UGent)
Astrid De Bruycker (responsible for equal rights at Ghent City Council)

Screening and Discussion of The Case Samuel
3 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 8 p.m. GMT (London, UTC +0) / 9 p.m. CST (Ghent, UTC +1)

Screening of the short film The Case Samuel, followed by an after talk on art and resistance with director Lara Staal and activist and poet Parwana Amiri

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