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System Change Camp 2024

TOGETHER, AGAINST THE RIGHT, FOR A CLIMATE OF JUSTICE – LET’S COME TOGETHER IN ERFURT FROM AUGUST 5-11 FOR THE BIG SYSTEM CHANGE CAMP

The rise of the right has once again become particularly noticeable this year. One thing is clear: for a climate-just world, we must unite struggles and push back the increasingly strong right-wing forces. That is why this year’s System Change Camp will focus on anti-fascism and struggles against the right. At the same time, there should be enough space for a variety of other topics and program points from different areas of the movement.

Accordingly, the invitation is aimed at those who have only recently become politically active as well as those who have been active in movements for many years, local initiatives against the right, especially from Thuringia, migrant self-organization, people and groups from the climate justice movement and ultimately everyone who wants to work for a climate-just world without fascism.

Let’s get to know each other, network, learn, develop strategies, become capable of action! Come along, make contacts and enrich the camp with your content! We would like to explicitly invite all people whose voices have so far been heard far too quietly or not at all in the political discourse to get involved in shaping the content of the camp. You can find our Call for Content here: Call for Content.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT THE CAMP?

  • we organise ourselves and take joint responsibility for the camp – we do the work (chopping, cleaning toilets, disposing of rubbish, night shifts) together, there is no service provider
  • Extensive workshop programme with approx. 10 parallel workshops
  • Camp life is organised together in the morning plenary session and adapted to your wishes
  • together we want to make sure that everyone feels comfortable and treat each other with respect, empathy and goodwill
  • the focus of the camp is the educational programme and strategic exchange


DAILY SCHEDULE (05.08. – 11.-08.) AND PROGRAMME


08:00-09:00 Open Space
08:00-09:30 Breakfast
09:30-10:00 am Campplenum
10:15-11:00 check-in group time
11:15-12:45 Workshop Slot 1
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:15-15:45 Workshop Slot 2
15:45-16:30 Break
16:30-18:00 Workshop Slot 3
18:15-19:15 Open Space
19:00-20:30 Dinner
20:30-22:00 Evening programme
21:00-21:45 Closing the Day Plenum

We will start on Sunday, 4 August, with a joint last set-up day (the days before will also be set up) and the kick-off plenary at (time to follow). The workshop programme (and the daily schedule shown here) will then start on Monday, 5 August and run until Sunday, 11 August. ​​​​​​​

CAMPORT AND JOIN IN

The camp has been registered in the Nordpark in Erfurt. You can find more information about travelling and the camp location here: Arrival and Camp location.

Would you like to support the camp on site, e.g. with setting up and dismantling, in the awareness team, childcare, transporting materials or many other tasks? Simply register in our participation tool and come along!

Do you have any other ideas or questions that we haven’t been able to answer here? Feel free to write to info@system-change-camp.org

Camp set-up starts on Friday, 2 August at (time to follow). Come round! 🙂

CAMP STRUCTURES ARE CARE WORK FOR THE MOVEMENT – ORGANISING THE CAMP

Creating a space in which we can learn from and with each other and make new contacts only works if everyone helps. All camp structures (called “infra” for short) are care work for the movement!

INFRA (= INFRASTRUCTURE) AT THE CAMP

  • Kitchen – There will be a mega awesome vegan kitchen!
  • Toilets – Cleaning and emptying toilets is a care task for everyone (for which cis dudes should also feel more responsible).
  • Setting up/dismantling tents, water/waste water, electricity, seating, sun protection etc… all need to be set up and dismantled. You can learn a lot of cool infra stuff and be happy at the end of the set-up that everyone is supplied with water and has a roof over their heads.
  • Low-barrier camp – The work package “barrier-free camp” would like to invite you to write to us about what you need to be able to participate (well) in the camp (campfueralle@system-change-camp.org). The people in the work package are not affected by many barriers themselves, so we are grateful for feedback on needs from the perspective of those affected! This year our capacities are quite limited as to what we can still realise. However, we will take your feedback with us into next year and into other camp organisation contexts! Further information can be found here: Low-barrier camp.
  • Low-discrimination camp – We try to question the structures of oppression that we have learnt in a sexist, ableist and racist society and not continue to reproduce them.
  • Awareness structure – There is an awareness structure with an awareness tent.
  • Technology – Everyone should be able to hear everything. To this end, we are working on interpretation concepts and ensuring that as many people as possible can participate
  • Security – Police everywhere, no security anywhere! That’s why we’re taking matters into our own hands and looking out for each other.
  • Sanis/hygiene concept – There is a comprehensive hygiene concept that covers infectious diseases and a medical crew that can take care of possible injuries.
  • Childcare – People often drop out of political work when they have children, so we want to counteract this and give people the opportunity to take part in the programme.
  • Space for camping – We create space for many tents – but you have to bring your own sleeping tents 😉

Even though the camp has an anti-capitalist claim, it is only possible through financial donations. If you can and would like to support in this way, you can find all the information under Donations.

System Change. Now!

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