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25.TheVOICE: You are part of this history - A quarter of a century since the break-up of isolation

You are part of this history - A quarter of a century since the break-up of isolation
25.The VOICE Refugee Forum Jubilee, 1994 – 2019 from Mühlhausen / Jena in Thueringen, Germany.

Call to participate in the preparation and participation in the 25.TheVOICE Anniversary and Celebration on the 6th and 7th of December 2019 in Jena
Breaking the Culture of Deportation - Deportation is the last ring of the slavery chain | RefugeeBlackBox - Solidarity (Initiated in 2017)
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4674

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25.TheVOICE: You are part of this history - A quarter of a century since the break-up of isolation

25.The VOICE Refugee Forum Jubilee, 1994 – 2019
Founded in Mühlhausen and Established in Jena / Thueringen- Germany.

Silver Jubilee Anniversary on the 6th and 7th of December 2019.
There will be RefugeeBlackBox parade in Jena against the deportation crimes, on Saturday, 7.12.19
Podium discussion: The VOICE and the refugee assembly in Thueringen | RefugeeBlackBox Installations| Live concerts

The VOICE Refugee Forum for a quarter of a century still at the forefront of dignity and self-determination carrying a heavy burden of a quarter of a century - because many have been relieved of their journey - many have been able to find their place, a heavy burden must be placed on the ground so as not to lose themselves as a source for the next RefugeeBlackBox

Breaking the Culture of Deportation - Deportation is the last ring of the slavery chain | RefugeeBlackBox - Solidarity (Initiated in 2017)

You are part of this history as you are part of the future, do not forget yourself and not the one who needs support in his struggle. Contribute to TheVOICE's jubilee, choose and send a photo on The VOICE for the public exhibition, contribute to the RefugeeBlackBox. Refugee and migrants' activists and asylum seeker activists are invited and everyone is welcome to give a few words about their experiences and their testimonies in the box.

We call on all progressive communities, activists, supporters, friends and individuals to contribute to the "1000 X 25." It should be more than that as far as there are more than thousands of people in Germany who have met TheVOICE in one way or another. Your gift is not to celebrate the past, but rather to continue creating the political space and for the future to continue.

Your donation is not only for refugee transportation, we also need generators, tents, and gas heater, for RBB installations, parade and performances. even a truck for our future installation is needed.

We have all it takes for a new world order of solidarity with the refugee!
Every refugee is the story of “refugeeblackbox installation“, it is also a certain power of knowledge and the wisdom to find your fight; to empower your presence and your issues in solidarity with the refugee struggles and movements.

Stop the deportation! Defend the RefugeeBlackBox solidarity, your silence is killing:
Each Deportation stop pulls down the mask that covers the human face!
The fight against deportation and isolation has always been in the center of The VOICE‘s political activism. Fighting deportation means fighting against nationalism, white supremacy and colonial racist injustice!

The VOICE Refugee Forum is a pioneering self-organized refugee group in Germany. Support us to power on for the next 25 years. Join us to celebrate 25 years of self-organized autonomous refugee struggle!

Donate 1000 X 25€ for 25 year anniversary of The VOICE Refugee Forum!
All donations, smaller or higher will be highly appreciated.

Förderverein The VOICE e.V.
IBAN: DE97 2605 0001 0000 1278 29
BIC: NOLADE21GOE
Stichwort: 25yrs

Thevoiceforum.org | https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeBlackBox/

Contacts: The VOICE Refugee Forum Germany.
Jena: Tel.: + 49 (0) 176 24568988 (Whatsapp), E- mail: thevoiceforum@gmx.de
Berlin: Handy :+49 (0)170/8788124 (Whatsapp), E- mail: the_voice_berlin@emdash.org

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Call to participate in the preparation and participation in the celebration of VOICE's 25th anniversary on 6 and 7 December 2019 in Jena.

Arrival on Thursday 5 December 2019

We will start on Friday, December 6 at 10:00 am.
Presentation of the Refugee Assembly in Thuringia, and TheVOICE Refugee Forum "The Revolution in Us" on grassroots activism and movements by friends and activists in the networks, with light cultural events.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
The VOICE – Refugee assembly Thuringen and the RefugeeBlack Box Communities from 25 refugee camps in the cities and towns of Thueringen with lined up concerts for 4 groups and live DJs.

There will be a powerful RefugeeBlackBox activism and installation parade against the crimes of deportation and against Europe's colonial racism on 7 December 2019 in Jena.

We are also inviting you to the decentralized information events of the RefugeeBlackBox community meeting in Rudolstadt, 26.10.19, Jena, 08.11.19, Waltershausen, 26.11.19 in the run-up to the December events and the donations for the VOICE Refugee Forum anniversary.

Feel free to make a donation and post this announcement.

See links to related topics below

Breaking the Culture of Deportation - Deportation is the last ring of the slavery chain | RefugeeBlackBox - Solidarity (Initiated in 2017)

We invite everybody to join our fight with refugees and migrants for freedom and justice. We want to oppose the culture of deportation with our solidarity because deportations are the last ring of the slavery chain. They violate our human rights and threaten our existence!

Each Deportation stop pulls down the mask that covers the human face!

The fight against deportation has always been in the center of TheVOICE‘s political activism. Fighting deportation means fighting against nationalism, white supremacy and the colonial racist injustice!

Capitalism has made us blind to the colonial injustice of European racism. We call for our political and financial autonomy in our fight to develop and empower our demands for the next generations.

Background:

RefugeeBlackBox activism: We will be organizing with refugee activists to shake things up in our fights against the inhuman injustice of deportations.
We are united not only against deportation but also against all kinds of social exclusion. With the RefugeeBlackBox we express our solidarity and our unity. The RefugeeBlackBox – Solidarity-Campaign was initiated in 2017 and is in the continuity of the engagement under the motto „Break the Culture of Deportation“ which was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of The VOICE in 2014.

From 3rd till 6th of October, 2019, we held a nation-wide meeting in preparation of the celebration of "25th Anniversary The VOICE " and with RefugeeBlackBox Installation in Jena. It was a successful reunion which consolidated marks for the RefugeeBlackBox foundation, more than 60 participants signed for a high level of refugee mobilization. The meeting was also a hopeful step for refugee community self-organization with the active participation of refugee women and mothers from the isolation camps in Thueringen and high-performance of the RBB cultural percussionists and freestyle hip-hop rappers

With this background, we want to work towards a successful preparation for the anniversary celebrations and the RefugeeBlackBox Agenda which will take place on 6th and 7th December. More detailed discussions on the organization have to follow.
There will be info events as part of the preparations and mobilization to the anniversary. RBB installations will be presented in other refugee cities and towns.

About the Festival in December:

The revolution in us: The main task of the "Festival" will be the focus on the development of The VOICE and her testimony in the refugees' struggles against the injustice on refugees in Germany in the last 25 years with a line-up for 5 live concerts. There will also be a presentation on The VOICE refugee Grassroots activism and movements by friends and activists in the networks

There will also be RBB installations, performances and Profile live performance exhibitions.

Why do we celebrate? What we have done to make The VOICE a pioneering revolutionary movement:

The VOICE Refugee Forum will be celebrating 25years of self-organized, self-empowered and tireless refugee activism in Germany. Our consistent message of justice, freedom of movement, solidarity and breaking the deportation chain in Germany has been an inspiration to many other refugee groups for the last two decades. We want to celebrate our continuity to further inspire and strengthen the refugee community organizing for the years ahead.
25 years of The VOICE Refugee Forum's Silver Jubilee Anniversary Festival in Jena are all it takes to strengthen the existence of our presence in human dignity.
Many actions of refugees' struggles might have been publicized but "the revolution of the refugee struggles was not televised to the world". The powerful impact of refugees on political changes in Germany has always been ignored or polarized. But it was our struggle that leads to the closure of many isolated camps, that lead to the abolishment of residential obligation, that prevented hundreds of deportation. Today, it is all about the refugees. Before now, we saw the brutality of the migration crisis coming, we warned and campaigned, we called on many many activists to join us in fighting against the deportation crimes. We have a chance, today, we can keep our oppressors under control, together we are acting.

Our fight together with refugees for freedom and justice:

- 25 years of struggle against deportation, social isolation, refugee lager, deportation prison, criminalization, residenzpflicht - restriction of refugee free movement, police brutality, family separation, political prisoners and colonial injustice
- 25 years of impact on the political culture in Germany
25 years of exile political activism, self-organization, solidarity, refugee autonomy, community engagement and structural organization, activism, events, camps, manifestations, protest and fight for freedom of movement, campaigns for refugee political autonomy and self-determined organization
Many, many years of common struggle with the Caravan for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants
- The creation of the RefugeeBlackBox as the heritage of the struggle of The VOICE Refugee Forum and the Caravan for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants or more

We are celebrating 25 years of self/organization, self-engagement, self-empowerment! Our guidelines are community and solidarity!
Solidarity is our weapon and also our protection from oppression: it is strictly political.

Prospect on the Preparatory Process till December and Proposals:

We are planning support network meetings in Jena for the preparatory plans of 25th The VOICE Silver Jubilee Anniversary Festival in Jena. The RefugeeBlackBox community in Brandenburg, Jena, Gotha and Waltershausen with delegates of the refugee communities and camps in Thueringen will be hosting the anniversary in Jena.

This event will be powered by the RefugeeBlackBox network of Hamburg, Wuppertal, Rhein-Main and Brandenburg, Berlin and Thueringen.

There will be RefugeeBlackBox Solidarity installations and performances which are being planned in Thuringen and in Brandenburg before the anniversary.

We are inviting you to share your support plans for installations, information events and mobilization taking place in your localities with us. We would like to know if you have planned events in November for coordinated activities to support the 25th TheVOICE Anniversary in Jena, 6th/7th December 2019.

We need creative inputs and practical contributions to 25th The VOICE Refugee Forum's Silver Jubilee on the self-determined organization of refugees‘ political resistance beyond the courts and in civil disobedience of refugees against the crimes of deportations in Germany

Make your box and bring your refugeeblackbox to Jena. We can provide information brochures and stickers for solidarity installation and cultural performance in Germany for your local events: The RefugeeBlackBox is a simple tool of expression in our networks, refugees can paint their boxes black and write their slogans or statements on the black boxes and speak about the box and your issues. Text, photos and videos, as well as interviews, are welcome.

We will be proud to receive printed texts or photos of The VOICE Refugee
Forum activities you may be having to bring to us as a contribution to our text and photo pool of The VOICE history and RBB installations

Forms of actions from the different locations and networks will be published online and we can coordinate events by standard internet live video conference on refugeeblackbox installations activities in the refugee camps and public protests of our networks with the others.

The next 25 years are not far from us as we fight for a new order of solidarity. - We are moving on and will continue! We are in the making of our future „RefugeeBlackBox Installation tour“ on refugee strikes and protest against the injustice and the crimes of deportation in Germany

Again and again, we call for your support and contribution:
We need donations!

Defend the RefugeeBlackBox solidarity!

Dear friends, Activists and Sympathizers, please take note and help to support the transportation cost and mobilization of refugees from your localities and beyond to Jena!
Nationwide refugees and Migrants community delegates will be participating in the celebration with us and in our struggles against deportation crimes and the colonial injustice during the 25th year of

The VOICE Refugee Forum on 6th and 7th of December 2019 in Jena
The VOICE Refugee Forum is a pioneering self-organized refugee group in Germany. Support us to power on for the next 25 years.

Join us to celebrate 25 years of self-organized autonomous refugees struggle to strengthen our political solidarity with the refugees!

Donate 1000 X 25€ for 25 year anniversary of The VOICE Refugee Forum!
All donations, smaller or higher will be highly appreciated.

We are appealing for donations for these events beginning with the preparation meetings to ensure our continued financial autonomy. We don‘t make financial applications to state institutions and intergovernmental bodies but we ask for a contribution from everybody who is part of the movement or a sympathizer: With your solidarity donation you help sustain the power of and the unity in our movement.

Bank Account:
Förderverein The VOICE e.V.
IBAN: DE97 2605 0001 0000 1278 29
BIC: NOLADE21GOE | Code/Stichwort: 25yrs

More information and protocols from the related events will be published

Coming events and documentation:
RefugeeBlackBox Agenda

RefugeeBlackBox Community information on 26.10.2019 in Rudolstadt
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4667

Review:
- Start to donate now! 25 years of The VOICE Refugee Forum – A thousand
times 25!!!! http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4653
- RefugeeBlackBox Workshop held in Jena from October 3 to 6, 2019
Refugee Forum http://thevoiceforum.org/node/4664
- In celebration of 25.TheVOICE Anniversary - Breaking the Culture of Deportation on the 6th and 7th of December in Jena. http://thevoiceforum.org

Thevoiceforum.org | https://www.facebook.com/RefugeeBlackBox/

Contacts: The VOICE Refugee Forum Germany.
Jena: Tel.: + 49 (0) 176 24568988 (Whatsapp), E- mail: thevoiceforum@gmx.de
Berlin: Handy :+49 (0)170/8788124 (Whatsapp), E- mail: the_voice_berlin@emdash.org