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Migrants Week 

From December 13, 2021 until December 16, 2021Check dates, times and entry conditions for each event.
Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9) Check dates, times and entry conditions for each event. You must register in advance.
Sign up by writing to: planificacion@cordoba-acoge.com 
In Spanish.

From December 13 to 16, we will be putting on a special schedule of activities at our headquarters in Cordoba as a prelude to International Migrants Day, commemorated by the UN every year on December 18.

Organized by Córdoba Acoge, Casa Árabe, Colectivo Ca-minando Fronteras and Piratas de Alejandría, the event aims to give people a closer look at migration from a new perspective, allowing them to discover the treasures found within a diverse society, while doing so through a critical approach that is highly conscientious about the harsh reality characterizing human rights violations, about the fact that this is a matter of life and death for people; in short, the passage of migrants from Spain to Morocco. 

The activities will deal with a variety of topics involving migration and provide a space for dialogue with journalists, artists, activists and migrants who possess first-hand knowledge of the situation. 

The program includes:

The event and the week devoted to International Migrants Day will end with a free tasting of Moroccan sweets.
Migrants Week 
  • <i>Nawartuna</i>, a way of living interculturalism 

    Nawartuna, a way of living interculturalism 

    December 13, 2021 From 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). From 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. You must register in advance to attend.
    Sign up by writing to: planificación@cordoba-acoge.com
    In Spanish.
    On Monday December 13, we will be hosting this storytelling event for audiences of all ages at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Cordoba. It is being held as part of Migrants Week, put on by Casa Árabe and Córdoba Acoge.
    With the guidance of Piratas de Alejandría, we will be delving into an immersive cultural experience. Storytellers will be weaving their yarns, tales and music to travel with us around the world, giving free rein to our imagination so we can dream of and picture other realities. 

    Piratas de Alejandría is a project that began its journey in the 1990s to hold entertainment and training activities with a strong social and educational purpose behind them. Without losing that spirit, it has now become a multidisciplinary group that undertakes new initiatives in more fields, delving into the comprehensive development of education and social awareness projects, the cultural management of events and the social use of new technologies. This is always done with a view to promoting books, reading and the living word.

  • Tarajal: Transforming pain into justice

    Tarajal: Transforming pain into justice

    December 15, 2021From 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9) From 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. You must register in advance to attend.
    Sign up by writing to planificacion@cordoba-acoge.com

    In Spanish.
    On Wednesday, December 15, at our Andalusian headquarters, we will be screening this documentary, which portrays how the families affected by the tragedy at Tarajal Beach in Ceuta have joined together to seek justice. This activity forms part of Migrants Week.
    Caminando Fronteras – Construyendo comunidad migranteWe will be taking a look 280 km to the south, to witness a tragedy that took place on February 6, 2014, when 15 young people drowned trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar.

    The documentary film ”Tarajal: Transforming pain into justice,” made by the group Colectivo Ca-minando Fronteras, gathers the heartbreaking testimonies given by eight of the fifteen families affected by this event, along with so many more. It is an homage to the 15 youths and their families who have managed to turn their individual pain into a collective initiative, seeking justice by creating the Association of Families of the Victims of Tarajal (AFVT). After the screening, there will be a colloquium with the president of Colectivo Ca-minando Fronteras, Monserrat Sánchez, and with the Network of Intercultural Event Agents of Cordoba. 

    Colectivo Ca-minando Fronteras
    The group defines itself as a collective meant to defend the rights of people and communities on the move. It was founded in 2002 as a result of the synergy among and meeting of diverse human rights defenders from different Western Euro-African borderlands. It acts from a transnational, transcultural, anti-racist and feminist perspective, forging networks along with migrants and migrant communities. it condemns borders as places of impunity while fighting to restore the rights of people on the move as human beings.

    You can find further information about the documentary and the stories by following this link.
  • The Shipwreck: Thirty years of submerged memories

    The Shipwreck: Thirty years of submerged memories

    December 16, 2021From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    Casa Árabe headquarters (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9) From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. You must register in advance to attend.
    Sign up by writing to planificacion@cordoba-acoge.com
    In Spanish.
    On Thursday, December 16, we will be ending Migrants Week by screening this documentary, then holding a colloquium immediately thereafter with the screenwriter, a journalist who specializes in migration, Nicolás Castellano. 
    The reality in the Strait of Gibraltar is not a recent phenomenon or the result of what some call a “pull factor” effect.” 

    On December 16, we will be holding a talk with Nicolás Castellano, a journalist from Cadena SER, and the screenwriter of the documentary ”The Shipwreck,” which tells the story of three decades of harrowing journeys between Morocco and Spain. It is a chilling and moving film that gives a voice to survivors, journalists and aid workers. It also draws on other fields of art, including the photography by Ildefonso Sena and a poetry book by Nieves García Benito, reminding us that “They die together because they are poor.”

    Nicolás Castellano
    Since 2000, Castellano has spent his career at Cadena SER, initially at SER Las Palmas, where he was News Chief from 2005 to 2007. Since then he has worked in the central newsroom at SER Madrid. For the last 19 years, he has specialized in writing about forced migration on the shores of Europe and the coastlines where migrants depart, as well as their countries of origin and transit. 
    He has been a special envoy sent to cover natural disasters, including the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and the tsunami in Japan in 2011, as well as humanitarian emergencies like the Ebola epidemic in West Africa (2014-16) and the earliest famine of the twenty-first century in Somalia, in 2011 and 2017.He has reported on more than 50 countries, including Jordan, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, India, Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Guinea Conakry, Algeria, Senegal, Mauritania, Tunisia, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, Somalia and Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as others. 
    A recipient of the Ninth Human Rights Award given by the General Council of the Spanish Bar, the Gold Medal of the Spanish Red Cross, the Berta Pardal Journalism Award, the Human Journalism Award of 2013, the Menina NWW Award of 2017 given by the Transnational Women’s Network, the Telde Award for Cultural Merit, the year 2018 ESPAL Award of Santa Lucia de Tirajana and the CODESPA Award of 2019, in addition to others.