Loesje Berlin

Loesje in Berlin is active since 2005. Every year we do many activities in Berlin as well as international activities and projects, like training courses, to boost creativity, strenghten human rights and connect people over borders. We offer creative text writing workshops at our office in Alt-Treptow in German, English, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Swedish and other languages.

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Instagram: www.instagram.com/loesje_berlin/

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCwMtdTG053JsN7oPjDpJ23A

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From the beginning of 2020 Loesje Berlin is starting two new long-term projects: the Strategic Partnership “How much Freedom of Speech can a democracy tolerate” with the partner organizations Ljubljana Pride and INAR (Irish Network Against Racism). Ljubljana Pride acts as a youth, voluntary, independent and non-profit civil society organization established with the aim of safeguarding the human rights and interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) population of Slovenia. INAR is a national network of over 100 anti-racism civil society organisations which aims to work collectively to highlight and address racism in Ireland. In this partnership, our main aim is in combating hate speech that occurs in public spaces. We will for two years combine the strengths of each organization to equip youth workers with the skills to understand the roots of hate speech and discrimination, staying critical and collectively coming up with actions to transform any hate speech that can potentially be seen in our local environments. 

 

This project will be running simultaneously with a transnational youth initiative that is in cooperation with Ljubljana Pride. In this youth initiative, we are aiming to empower youth to actively address hate speech seen in public spaces. Through the dissemination and exchanges of Loesje’s creative text writing methodology and the “Decontramination” methodology shared by Ljubljana Pride, we will work to actively combat hate speech in the streets. Decontramination stands for changing hateful messages into loving positive ones. Both projects are funded by the Erasmus + program.

Ljubljana Pride: www.ljubljanapride.org/en/
INAR:inar.ie