We, the AStA of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, stand for a democratic and participatory society, based on scientific values, diversity and internationality. Therefore we actively support the fight against racism, xenophobia, homophobia, exclusion and isolationist rhetoric.
In solidarity we support the Bündnis Aufstehen gegen Rassismus (Alliance Stand Up against Racism) which organizes a protest against the Federal Party Convention of the so called “Alternative” für Deutschland (AfD) on 27/28.11.2020 in Kalkar.
The AfD is a political party in the German parliament and also a populist right-wing movement. The AfD uses ethnic, religious, linguistic and political minorities as scapegoats for current concerns and problems. Their elected politicians spread nationalist ideas, as have already existed in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s. As a common strategy, the party uses discriminatory and right-wing statements to provoke and achieve publicity.
The 2020 Federal Party Convention takes place at the Wunderland Kalkar, just 20km from Kleve. The Bündnis Aufstehen gegen Rassismus, an alliance of various social, cultural and antifascist organizations from civil society, as well as parties, trade unions and religious organizations prepares a protest in front of the Wunderland Kalkar to raise the voices AGAINST reactionary forces and FOR an inclusive, tolerant society, based on democratic and scientific values.
When: Friday, 27.11.2020; 16:30 – 19:00 & Saturday, 28.11.2020; 8:00 – 17:00.
Where: Wunderland Kalkar, Griether Str. 110-120, 47546 Kalkar.