Let’s address the media’s racist representation of us
& produce our own media!
People affected by discriminative structures are not controlling the media. Media reports
about them are full of misunderstandings and stereotypes. They express an ethnocentric
views and nurture racism . For example, socalled
“refugees” are depicted – in words and
especially in images – as criminals or victims or heroes or as being all the same.
Problematic “leader” images are created etc. These media reports harm us. They benefit
those who are reporting about us to develop their career as an academic, filmmaker,
journalist, NGO… Here is what we want to do about this:
KANAL’s Media Awareness & Empowerment Space offers…
● … writing, filming & photography tools for people who have no access to them.
The aim is that they produce media from their own perspective.
● … support to selforganized
groups of people affected by discriminative
structures & fighting against them. For example, we offer to film their actions.
● … workshops & counselling for left groups, “welcoming initiatives” and
mainstream media to raise awareness about racist representations of us.
Our space is located in the Radical Queer Wagenburg KANAL e.V.
KANAL is a queer selforganized
space of black people, people of color, migrants and
rrom_nja. It is political and living space connected to other political projects.
+++ We are calling for persons affected by racist media representation who have access to
media tools and knowledge to join our space! +++
Address: Kiefholzstraße 74, 12057 Berlin