Speak up now! Fighting fascism is not radical, it is necessary!
9 November - International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism 2018
Every year, to commemorate the “Kristallnacht” pogrom of 1938, UNITED coordinates the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism on 9 November.
UNITED is calling on civil society, community organisations, schools, local municipalities - and you - to join forces and confront hate with direct action under the slogan ‘Speak up now! Fighting fascism is not radical, it is necessary!’
Fascism did not cease to exist after 8th May 1945. Today, racist, fascist and Neo-Nazi movements are on the rise all over Europe. Neo-Nazis hunt and assault migrants, Muslims, Jews, LGBTQ-activists and other minorities, using rallies as a cover-up for their hate crimes. It is fearful that the inhumane actions of the fascist regime(s) in the first half of the 20th century could be repeated. We MUST fight now for this to never happen again.
Join the campaign, organise actions and speak up against fascism, racism, sexism and hate based on a religious belief!
Start planning your activities
9 November is now only four weeks away, so if you haven’t already started planning your Day Against Fascism activities, now is the time! Your activity doesn’t need to be a huge national event - it can also be a small local gathering.
In the past, UNITED network organisations have coordinated a huge range of activities on this day. The types of activities you could organise include:
- A commemorative event/vigil
- A tour/ walk around local sites connected to fascism or genocide (e.g. Stumbling Stones)
- A street demonstration or flashmob
- Screening of a topical film
- A discussion group
- A creative workshop
- A Human Library
- Something different!
If you need some inspiration for your activity, you can always check the list of Best Practices on the Day Against Fascism website as well as other resources on how to organise activities on a budget, and how to organise last minute activities - check here.
If you organise an event, or if you publish an article, a video, pictures or posters relating to this day, please send an email to email@example.com and it will be shared on the campaign Facebook and website. In this way you will contribute to the creation of a strong and diverse European-wide message against fascism, and hate.