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Museum of #Activism The Museum of Activism (MoA) documents the objects and stories of peaceful resistance movements that have altered the course of contemporary history.

19/11/2021

Join us now on on for a live interview with co-founder

In case you missed it. Generation Climate: How the crisis made young people the adults in the room https://cnn.it/3BRjnB...
05/11/2021

In case you missed it. Generation Climate: How the crisis made young people the adults in the room https://cnn.it/3BRjnBc

The young generation is coming of age in a world that is warming far faster than scientists had predicted, and they see with clear eyes the climate catastrophe that looms.

A recording of the first Museum of Activism event last week in Berlin, sponsored by BAYTNA, a discussion with Rime Allaf...
22/10/2021

A recording of the first Museum of Activism event last week in Berlin, sponsored by BAYTNA, a discussion with Rime Allaf, Yassin Al Haj Saleh and Joumana Seif. The gallery's cool vibes, with high ceilings and concrete setup, unfortunately affected the sound quality and lighting, but certainly not the conversation.

Rime Allaf, Yassin Al Haj Saleh, and Joumana Seif on Syrian activism, and the revolution's impact on the world.

21/10/2021

Co-founder Rafif Jouejati and panelist Michael Beer on effecting non-violence around the world.

17/10/2021

About last night 3: with Michael Beer of Nonviolence International and Kristyan Benedict of Amnesty International on Global and inspirations.

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"We are all media, we are actors, we have  ; collectively, it is a lot. Let us think in terms of using own our own media...
16/10/2021

"We are all media, we are actors, we have ; collectively, it is a lot. Let us think in terms of using own our own media capabilities. Ultimately, the media is going to be focused on transgression, and generally focused on power, and if you can convince the media that you are and leveraging change, then chances are that you are going to have an " - Michael A. Beer

" campaigners were also inspired by . Syrian nonviolent activism carries on, [and] it is important to recognize that isn't just holding a banner at a protest, there are dozens of tactics that can be used [such as using] [in] getting to mass media. Now is a difficult time and more people are getting more insular: that is the reality of international events" - Kristyan Benedict

" activists used the [Syrian] Freedom Charter as a base for their own, just as we used the South African charter to draft our own...From Syria to Hong Kong to to to environmental causes, our struggles are shared among humanity. At the end of the day we all want the same things and you are invited to care and support nonviolent activism and effect global change" - Rafif Jouejati

- Outtakes from our last event in our three day launch in Berlin. Rafif Jouejati (Museum of Activism), Kristiyan Benedict (Amnesty International), and Michael A. Beer (Nonviolence International) that the desire for a more dignified and human condition is the ultimate factor of the diverse social movements the Museum of aims to narrate in its string of planned exhibitions. .

"We know that if you can maximize sustained participation in a struggle your chances of victory are much greater. They i...
16/10/2021

"We know that if you can maximize sustained participation in a struggle your chances of victory are much greater. They include women, the old and the very young. They all have this in common. Also they understand the modern media landscape, not just mainstream but all media. In this exhibit we saw the spy cameras and people are not relying on mainstream media anymore to spread their word." - Michael A. Beer

An outtake from today's conversation between Michael A. Beer (Nonviolence International) and Rafif Jouejati (Museum of Activism) and Kristiyan Benedict (Amnesty International) on the basic mechanics of organizing a . The individual, regardless of age or gender, is the unit by which the strength of a movement can be measured: hence, the more people involved, the more likely achieving profound social change through means becomes.

We invite you to care about any cause. We do not believe that any peaceful, unifying, and meaningful social cause merits...
16/10/2021

We invite you to care about any cause. We do not believe that any peaceful, unifying, and meaningful social cause merits exclusion from the discourse and story of the Museum of .

Hence, as a concluding exercise to our three-day launching event in Berlin, participants were invited to share their own causes and messages of support onto little note cards that we strung onto our Tree of Hope.

16/10/2021

About last night day 2: intro by Rima Allaf on "How Syrian activism changed the world. Join us today for "Global Activism and Syrian aspirations" w/ Rafif Jouejati, Michael A. Beer of Nonviolence International and Kristyan Benedict of Amnesty International at 4 pm.

16/10/2021

Join Rafif Jouejati, Kristyan Benedict of Amnesty International and Michael A. Beer of Nonviolence International on Saturday in for a conversation on Global Activism and Syrian Inspirations. View the artifacts on display from the revolution plus conversations, food and drinks.

We’ve all seen megaphones, but this one was used by     in   as part of a massive protest. Visit the   in   today and MA...
16/10/2021

We’ve all seen megaphones, but this one was used by in as part of a massive protest. Visit the in today and MAKE SOME NOISE

"Syrians were abandoned by the very people who claimed to support us""Activists would launch ping-pong balls with words ...
15/10/2021

"Syrians were abandoned by the very people who claimed to support us"

"Activists would launch ping-pong balls with words like 'freedom' and 'dignity' [penned onto them] from hills and down hills and security forces would have to dash to capture them"

"What will happen with is up to us: one of the main challenges is [to] promote the concept of equality in the search for justice'

- Rime Allaf

Outtakes from Rime Allaf's conversation with activists Yasin Al Haj Saleh and Joumana Seif. Despite the dire circumstances weighing down on civilian activists protesting the political dictatorship in Syria, a humorous approach to civilian disobedience - vis-a-vis ping pong balls - worked effectively in distracting the attention of state security forces tasked with suppressing the movement. Some of the ping-pong balls mentioned have made it to Berlin and are on display at our ongoing exhibition at coculture.

If you missed today’s panel, join us tomorrow for more from our   experts. We will be joined by Michael. A Beer (Nonviol...
15/10/2021

If you missed today’s panel, join us tomorrow for more from our experts. We will be joined by Michael. A Beer (Nonviolence International) and Kristyan Benedict (Amnesty International) in a discussion with Rafif Jouejati (Museum of Activism cofounder) about the global implications of the movement in Syria.

"The LCCs covered activities, developed initiatives, gathered resources, and then provided relief services...Documentati...
15/10/2021

"The LCCs covered activities, developed initiatives, gathered resources, and then provided relief services...Documentation became vital because we felt instinctively that we needed to tell our story" - Yassin Al Haj Saleh

"The LCCs represented 's diversity: all minorities, all backgrounds - it was amazing" - Joumana Seif

Yassin al Haj Saleh and Joumana Seif recall the role of civilian run Local Coordination Committees (LCCs) that, in addition to organizing the resistance movement countering the Syrian dictatorship, provided essential humanitarian support to citizens cut-off/denied from basic government services. The demographically representative nature of the LCCs, panning across the diverse cultural communities of Syrian society, was furthermore remarkable.

Joumana Seif, a central figure in the   resistance movement in Syria, is continuing to fight for  ,  , and  ’s rights th...
15/10/2021

Joumana Seif, a central figure in the resistance movement in Syria, is continuing to fight for , , and ’s rights through her groundbreaking legal work in Germany, prosecuting human rights abuses perpetrated against Syrian civilians.

"The   demonstrations continued until July 2011 all over Syria. In one protest, every 30 seconds, people would shout 'si...
15/10/2021

"The demonstrations continued until July 2011 all over Syria. In one protest, every 30 seconds, people would shout 'silmiyeh silmiyeh'" - Yassin Al Haj Saleh

The nature of the initial stages of the popular in was evident in one of the main protest chants 'silmiyeh silmiyeh'; the chant, translating into " peaceful!" and pronounced in a melodic fashion specific to Syria, was in itself an immense act of civil disobedience.

“At one point, protests sprang from mosques - because they were the only places where people could gather” - Yassin Al H...
15/10/2021

“At one point, protests sprang from mosques - because they were the only places where people could gather” - Yassin Al Haj Saleh

Yassin Al Haj Saleh recalling the on-site realities and challenges of a within the context of a highly restricted political environment in .

Another scene from our launching event Grassroots Activism and Revolution in Syria at coculture in Berlin. This event is...
15/10/2021

Another scene from our launching event Grassroots Activism and Revolution in Syria at coculture in Berlin.

This event is ongoing: if you have not passed by already, we invite you to join us tomorrow for our last activist conversation between Rafif Jouejati (Museum of Activism co-founder), Kristyan Benedict (Amnesty International), and Michael A. Beer (Nonviolence International).

Meanwhile, please feel free to follow our Twitter account linked to the video displayed below

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Our second day at  in   is standing room only as Rime Allaf, Yassin Al Haj Saleh, and Joumana Seif take to the stage to ...
15/10/2021

Our second day at in is standing room only as Rime Allaf, Yassin Al Haj Saleh, and Joumana Seif take to the stage to recall discuss the origins of peaceful civilian activism in

If you could not attend this event, we invite you to join us tomorrow for our final discussion with Rafif Jouejati (Museum of Activism cofounder), Kristyan Benedict (Amnesty International) and Michael A. Beer (Nonviolence International).

15/10/2021

Museum of co-founder Samuel West at the launch of the exhibit in yesterday.

Don’t miss out on this interesting conversation tonight!
15/10/2021

Don’t miss out on this interesting conversation tonight!

English below

برعاية بيتنا، على الساعة 6 مساءً في متحف النشاط السلمي - معرض سوريا في برلين، سيكون كل من ريم علاف وياسين الحاج صالح وجمانة سيف في نقاش حول النشاط السلمي السوري وتأثير الثورة على العالم.

Starting at 6pm at Museum of 's Syria Exhibit in Berlin, sponsored by Baytna, Rima Allaf in conversation with Yassin Haj Saleh and Joumana Seif on Syrian activism and the revolution's impact on the world.

15/10/2021

co-founder speaking at the opening of with , ’s ’s and at the opening of our first exhibit in Berlin 2/2

15/10/2021

Museum of co-founders Jouejati and Sam West with coculture Khaled Barakeh, Baytna's Assaad Al Achi and Rime Allaf at the opening of our first exhibit in Berlin 1/2

The   shopkeepers who went on strike were fined or arrested.     means solidarity. See the actual door at Coculture in B...
15/10/2021

The shopkeepers who went on strike were fined or arrested. means solidarity. See the actual door at Coculture in Berlin today and tomorrow

Don’t miss our busy schedule this weekend  . We are at: Böttgerstraße 1613357 Berlin https://www.coculture.de/contact
15/10/2021

Don’t miss our busy schedule this weekend . We are at: Böttgerstraße 16
13357 Berlin
https://www.coculture.de/contact

coculture e.V. is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation founded by artist and cultural activist Khaled Barakeh in 2017, created as a response to the challenges faced by displaced cultural producers. We offer a broad scope of projects and activities, ranging from artistic to socially-oriented, alway...

15/10/2021

Meet speaking today on How Syrian activism changed the world this evening at 6 pm

What are you up to this weekend  ? Join us today and tomorrow for 2 exciting panels with Syria experts with a world view...
15/10/2021

What are you up to this weekend ? Join us today and tomorrow for 2 exciting panels with Syria experts with a world view on , , and much more.

Remember these? From  ...let us never forget the creative genius we saw from     activists. On display at
14/10/2021

Remember these? From ...let us never forget the creative genius we saw from activists. On display at

14/10/2021
14/10/2021

English below

من خلال أنشطته وقطعه الفنية الرمزية المعبرة عن النشاط السلمي في سوريا والمناقشات التي سوف تجري خلاله، يشارك متحف النشاط السلمي الخاص بسوريا Museum of رسائل النشاط السلمي العالمي، ويشجع الزوار على التفكير في القضايا التي يجدونها مهمة والتفكير في كيف يمكنهم أيضاً أن يصبحوا وكلاء للتغيير الإيجابي.

Through its activities, conversations, and artefacts, the Museum of shares the messages of global activism, encouraging visitors to reflect on the issues they find important and consider how they, too, can become agents of positive change.

We welcome you as the   activists did; water bottles with a white carnations, a symbol of nonviolent demonstration.     ...
14/10/2021

We welcome you as the activists did; water bottles with a white carnations, a symbol of nonviolent demonstration.

Rafif Jouejati and Rima Allaf meeting at coculture now for the launch.
14/10/2021

Rafif Jouejati and Rima Allaf meeting at coculture now for the launch.

  experts are on hand today, Friday and Saturday to discuss how peaceful demonstrators raised their voices in   at  .de ...
14/10/2021

experts are on hand today, Friday and Saturday to discuss how peaceful demonstrators raised their voices in at .de

14/10/2021

Exhibit ready, gallery looking fabulous. The delicious food will arrive shortly for our guests. See you at 6 pm ! Museum of

14/10/2021

We are ready to welcome you to the launch of . Join us today at 6 pm .de for the viewing of the artifacts collected from the onset of the revolution by nonviolent demonstrators (on display until Saturday evening).

You can still sign the   Freedom Charter today at the launch of the Museum of Activism. Join us at 4 pm!
14/10/2021

You can still sign the Freedom Charter today at the launch of the Museum of Activism. Join us at 4 pm!

We are launching the Museum of Activism tomorrow Thursday, October 14 in Berlin at 6 pm.
13/10/2021

We are launching the Museum of Activism tomorrow Thursday, October 14 in Berlin at 6 pm.

We kindly require that all attendees provide proof of vaccination and/or recovery upon entry into the event space. Masks...
13/10/2021

We kindly require that all attendees provide proof of vaccination and/or recovery upon entry into the event space. Masks can be taken off upon seating.

To learn more, https://www.berlin.de/corona/en/measures/ **

  co-founder Sam West is a museum expert, having founded the   of Failure and the Disgusting Foods Museum. Now he’s also...
13/10/2021

co-founder Sam West is a museum expert, having founded the of Failure and the Disgusting Foods Museum. Now he’s also an activist!

This is a must-attend for anyone interested in the true origins of the Syrian revolution. Learn more about Syrian creati...
12/10/2021

This is a must-attend for anyone interested in the true origins of the Syrian revolution. Learn more about Syrian creative nonviolence during this gripping – and heartwarming – conversation.

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