What is this project all about?
Jennifer Kamau is a Berlin based activist from Kenya. For the past four years she has helped and supported many women in their struggle against sexism and racism. She is co-founder of the Internation Women Space – a feminist group that originated from the Oranienplatz movement. Now, for the first time that Jennifer is able to travel and she wants to go to Kenya for christmas. Mostly because she wants to share her experiences with her community. And to reunite with her family.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
If you consider yourself a "WillkommensbürgerIn" you should support this campaign!
Why would you support this project?
In the summer and fall of 2015 we saw a huge wave of solidarity and support for refugees in Germany. This phase seems to be over, yet the struggles of the newcomers continue. Jennifer and her group International Women Space (IWS) are a self organized group of migrant women who show that refugees are not simply victims but political subjects with agency. Yet the IWS works under very precarious circumstances. Those who can afford it, can show their solidarity with Jennifer and the cause of the IWS.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
The crowdfunded money will be used to cover the travel costs of Jennifers trip. This includes travelling to Kenya from Germany, visa costs, travel costs within the country and housing.
Who are the people behind the project?
The Berlin based association Berliner Gazette e.V. is supporting Jennifer and her project. We are a nonprofit and nonpartisan team of journalists, researchers, artists and coders we analyze and test emerging cultural as well as political practices. For more than 15 years we have been publishing berlinergazette.de under a Creative Commons-License – with more than 900 contributors from all over the world – and also organizing annual conferences and editing books.