Next week SOLIDAR is very glad to be part of the fifth edition of Sabir Festival, from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 May. This year’s event will have the same structure as the previous Sabir Festivals, comprising international meetings and training sessions, cultural activities, interactive workshops (music and theatre) and book presentations. All these activities will create a dynamic context attracting local people, Italians and foreigners as well.
More specifically SOLIDAR and its members are going to be directly involved in the following conferences and meetings:
Together with SOLIDAR network, the Festival will be attended by representatives of civil society from both sides of the Mediterranean and international networks such as Migreurop, EuroMedRights, European Civic Forum, the International Attac network and the Majalat project, enabling us to exchange ideas about the urgent need for a real political, cultural and social alternative in the Mediterranean Basin. We will be questioning some of the pillars promoted by the European institutions and designed to control and criminalise immigration, with complete disregard for human rights and social justice.
The message the network wants to send is clear: we need to mobilise civil society, with all other actors working in the reception and integration of migrants and to stand together against the use of migrants and refugees for political and electoral ends.
SOLIDAR network will bring this message once again to Lecce under our common flag for SOLIDARity.