From the 22nd to the 27th of november · From the 22nd to the 27th of november.

- I International Forum -

youth act!

Youth struggles, Global struggles

From the 22nd to the 27th of novembre 2021, Barcelona hosted the first Youth Act! – International Forum with the objective of connecting youth fights of the world, making their reivindications and initiatives visible and to acknowledge different strategies to face common challenges.

monday the 22nd
12:00 - 13:30h
yesterday's fights, today's fights
Remembering, acting, building

Leila Khaled, activist from Palestine
Congreso Nacional Indígena, Mexico
Revolutionary Youth Movement, Kurdistan
Gareth Sella, Activist from Colombia
La Pública a Judici, Barcelona

Unsubmissive’s Assembly, Barcelona

Moderator: Alaaddine Azzouzi

Place: La Lleialtat Santsenca and online
Language: Catalan and English

+ appetizers and drinks
17:00 - 18:30h
the forgotten mediterranean
Silenced people and fights speak out

Hayat Rguibi, Sahara
Athar Shtiwe, Palestine
Francisca Ankrah, Lebanon
Sara Monti, Italy 

Moderator: Helena Martín, journalist from CRÍTIC

Place:’s headquarters and on-line
Language: Catalan and English

18:30 - 20:30h
Workshop: recording to defend rights
Video activism as a self protection tool

Clara Calderó, Novact
Serlinda Vigara, Novact

Place’s headquarters and on-line
Language: Català i castellà

tuesday the 23rd
17:00 - 18:30h
All lives matter?
Foundations of structural racism and tools to face it

Malamine Soly, Dunia Kato association
Wes Bellamy, Charlottesville’s ex Deputy Mayor, USA
Stephane Ramos da Costa, Mulheres Negras Decidem, Brasil
Mercedes Saya Rosés Fujiwara, Catàrsia

Moderator: Marcel Alcántara, SOS Racisme

Place: Espai Jove la Fontana and on-line
Language: Catalan and English

19:00 - 20:30h
fighting fascism
International perspectives, diverse perspectives

Tainah Pereira, Mulheres Negras Decidem, Brasil
Proyecto UNA
Tarek Serhan, Moviment YouStink, Líban
Jana, FC Sankt Pauli‘s fan from Hamburg

Moderator: Cuellilargo

Place: Espai Jove la Fontana and on-line
Language: Catalan and English

wednesday the 24th
17:00 - 18:30h
who maintains the cities?
Rural resistence against the climate crisis

Gabriela Franco, La Totuma, Colombia
Ediana Montiel, Corporación Wayuuando, Colombia
Bernat Lavaquiol, Stop JJOO’s Platform

Moderator: Manel Riu, journalist from CRÍTIC

Place: Espai Jove la Fontana and on-line
Language: Catalan and Spanish

19:00 - 20:30h
answers against youthicide
Colombia and Mexico in a dialog with Barcelona

Marcel Vivet, Barcelona
Laura Fonseca, Congreso de los Pueblos, Colombia
Daniela Soto,  CRIC Youth, Colombia
Marlene Martínez, journalist taken in in Barcelona, Mexico
Brigada Humanitaria de Paz Marabunta, Mexico
Moderator: Manel Riu, journalist from CRÍTIC

Place: Espai Jove la Fontana and on-line
Language: Catalan and Spanish

thursday the 25th
For the elimination of violence against women

You will find us in the protests over the world
friday the 26th
12:30 - 14:30h
Minimum universal rent
Let's puth youth in the debate's center

Laure Vega, Seminari Taifa
Carolina Perez, Ecologistas en Acción
Bru Laín, Xarxa RBU Catalunya
Marta Curull, Espai 08 UPF
Moderator: Helena Martín, journalist in CRÍTIC

Place: UPF – to be confirmed
Language: Catalan and Spanish

17:00 a 18:30h
WORKSHOP: All lives matter?
Let's dismantle racism in our organizations

La Xixa Teatre

Place: La Model
Language: Catalan and Spanish

18:45 - 20:15h
workshop: getting inspired by the Souths to build a new citizenship
African experiences in using technology for social change

Moderator: Carlos Bajo Erro, Wiriko – Arts and african cultures

Place: La Model
Language: Catalan and Spanish

saturday the 27th
12:00 - 14:00h
workshop: how are you feeling?
The importance of emotions and self protection in non violent direct actions

Clara Calderó, Novact
Serlinda Vigara, Novact

Place: Ateneu Popular 9 Barris
Language: Catalan and Spanish

+ music + lunch
16:00 - 17:30h
police force model aND REPRESSIVE MECHANISMS
Collective answers against violence

Nora Miralles, prologue writer in ‘The end of police control’
Alejandro Rodríguez, Temblores ONG, Colombia
Martha Isabel Fajardo Pulido, Lazos de Dignidad, Colombia
Jandeil Roperos, Karapatan Youth Organization, Filipines
Abdou Khafor KANDJI, Y’en a Marre, Senegal

Moderator: Mar Ampurdanès, Alerta Solidària

Place: Ateneu Popular 9 Barris and on-line
Language: Catalan, French, English and Spanish

18:00 a 19:30h
fights from the inside
A dialogue about organizational strategies

Karina Nohales, Chile
Micheline Mwendike Kamate, Lucha, Congo
Joana Bregolat, Catalunya
Ben Wray, GigEconomy, Scotland

Moderates: Arnau Barquer, Catarsi

Place: Ateneu Popular 9 Barris and on-line
Language: Catalan and english

+ music +

What happens when global justice and youth struggles find each other?

The program will be available on the next days in this website and in Consell de la Joventut de Barcelona’s (CJB) and Servei Civil Internacionals (SCI) social networks.

The participation in the Forum will be available in person as well as online and it will have the presence of activists from more than 15 countries along its six days of duration. There will be room for debates and lectures about: 

  • The repression suffered by young people in the world and the mechanisms to face it.
  • The search for unity of action against fascism and the differences and similarities when facing climate crisis, racism, sexism…
  • The social common challenges in the Mediterranean region
  • The fighting strategies: What role does leadership play? Do young people organize themselves horizontally?
  • Policing models: How to face state violence and walk towards alternative security models?
  • Minimum Universal Rent and much more!

The Youth Act! International Forum is co organized by Consell de la Joventut de Barcelona (Barcelona’s Youth Council) and Servei Civil Internacional, with the support of Ajuntament de Barcelona and the Agència Catalana de Joventut.

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