SommoS

/ Moving people: BXL > PARIS

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/ Moving people: BXL > PARIS

SommoS is an international project in collaboration with partners in the professional field and citizens' initiatives. For the realisation of the project, we work together with organisations from Spain, Belgium and France that have expertise in guiding and supporting people on the run and are active in organising socially engaged artistic projects.

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This project was ended 15/04/2018

SommoS wants to be the voice of connection and solidarity in a world that is looking for justice. We strive for a Europe in which the focus is on a quality reception of refugees and where human rights are at the centre.

From Brussels to Paris: we are literally moving people for better care for people on the run. Are you joining us?

 

SommoS is an international countermovement of citizens, artists and musicians who do not want to sit back and watch! Human and realistic at the same time because we do believe that people show solidarity with refugees and undocumented migrants. SommoS wants to bring positive stories and messages and connect people. 

What do we want to do?

We are building a mobile structure which we will carry around from Brussels to Paris. The structure will build up awareness among people around people on the run and solidarity. Along the way we will encourage people to bring a message of solidarity based on art or entirely according to their own preferences. We take a hold at schools to introduce our warm and artistic messages to children and youngsters.

 

When does our project take place?

We begin our journey in May during the Zinneke parade in Brussels, where the theme this year is 'Illegal'. Our mobile structure will be part of a Zinnode, this is an element of the parade. After the parade we leave on foot towards Paris to take part in another socially engaged parade, Rêvons Rue, on June 9. On the way we stop at historic places and we ask attention for human rights and for a humane reception of refugees.

At the end of our tour we will make an art exhibition that capture our experiences and reflections through videos and pictures. The exhibition will be festively inaugurated on June 23 at Globe Aroma (Brussels) with concerts, talks with the artists, ... and will be accessible to the general public for one month.

How can you support us?

Sommos is taking a broad view. This is needed, cause our walk will last a month. In the first place, part of the donations go directly to people on the run via organisation Humain. Another part goes to the construction of the mobile structure, the performances during our trip and a reserve for participants in need during the walk between Brussels and Paris. We can not start walking without your support. Are you socially committed and do you want to participate in this adventure? You can support us in several ways:

  • By buying one of our rewards and sharing this project with firends and families. We are looking for sponsors. Direct donations can be done on BE18 9730 8479 0865 with the message "SommoS - your mail adress"

  • By walking (along the way or partly) with us from Brussels to Paris. Leave your data via the button 'I want to join' and let us know when and where you can join. We'll get in thouch with you.

  • Are you a photographer, moviemaker, artist, .. and you are interested in making pictures or helping us with the artistic part? Contact us! 

  • Along the way we are looking for places to sleep, for food, a warm welcome, a sympathetic ear, nice encounters and organizations that want to listen to our message.

Partners of SommoS

  • Vzw Pinya-co: Jonas and Marta will build the mobile structure and participate at the Zinneke parade. Afterwards they will start walking from Brussels to Paris.

  • Vzw Humain fights for human rights and offers people on the run concrete support. 

  • The  Zinneke parade is taking place May 12 in Brussels and will be the startingpoint of our walk.

  • La Fabrique des Impossibles from Paris organises an event Rêvons Rue on June 9, where our journey will also end.

  • Jordi Oliver and Tati Finchi from Centre d’Art i Natura (CAN) de Farrera are taking care of the exhibition in Globe Aroma.

 

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