Leipzig: EWI – this is only the beginning

20151219_Leipzig_EWI_erst_der_AnfangWe will keep going next year!

We squatted rooms in the EWI (faculty of education) together with los of different people to show, that it is possible to realize our political demands. The squatting happened as an act of basic democratically organized civil disobedience.

The rooms here are to small for a Social Center For All and for next year they will probably be used as a communal housing for refugees. Therefore we ended the squatting with a demonstration to the city hall to stress on our demand for an appropriate building!

After the last 2 days, we will try to spend some time in reflection and think about how to pick up on what happened. As a fact: The Occupation of EWI was a big success for us! By squatting we reached the aim to raise attention. There’s no way not to see we are here! We achieved, that public and politics opened for the project, so for now we are in a good position to get closer to our goal: having a Social Center for All!

But most important thing: People experienced a successful squatting and got a feeling of how to act together in order to reach a common goal. So for that, we are enthusiastic to move on! For the next time we are ready to squat together with more people an even bigger building! Until then we will further develop our political demands and we invite all of you to join us! In the new year, we will really try to pick up on this feeling and hopefully work together with all of you again! We will definitely go on with doing the Utopia Workshops, open for everyone, so stay tuned for upcoming dates. If you want to criticize or comment on the action or the project feel free to sent us mail and join the next meetings!

socialcenter-leipzig [at] posteo [dot] de