Building Committees as Spaces of Social Organizing in Beirut

Social Justice
Social Organizing

The EBLA Research Collective analyses the crisis-ridden daily lives of Beirut residents, and how they individually and collectively negotiate, manage and resist the challenges of a city collapsing. The study documents their coping and resistance strategies and probes the possibility that building committees could inform other forms of collective organizing.

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Dar Assalam for Intercultural Exchange (NGO, Lebanon)

Palestinian Refugee Camps
Syrian Refugees
Trauma training in Dar Assalam Wardaniye Shouf Iqlim al Charoub
Dar Assalam is an intercultural center. Founded 1994 by Mr. Said Mohammed Arnaout and his German – Lebanese friends. Since 2009 Dar Assalam is registered as NGO in Lebanon. Its aim is to enable people from different cultures, religions and political parties to improve peaceful movements in Lebanon.

2nd Food Sovereignty Network Meeting in Iraq

Food Sovereignty
Following the 1st Food Sovereignty Network Meeting in Kurdistan, specifically in Amadiye, Dohuk and Sulaymaniya, the 2nd FS Meeting shall take place in Baghdad, Iraq. Hereby, it is important to have this meeting in Baghdad, mostly the countryside of Dorra and Yousefia which are marginalized sites within any kind of (environmental) activism or knowledge transfers.

Food Sovereignty Network Meeting in Iraqi Kurdistan

Food Sovereignty
In 2019, Guez u Nakhl- the network for food sovereignty in Iraq and Kurdistan was established. It consist of three different groups in Dohuk, Sulaymaniya and Baghdad whose aim it is to support food sovereignty in Iraq and Kurdistan.

Archive Disappeared

Civil War

This project aims to present a systematic way of activating the archive through a collaborative process that involves the public.

150 years RLS

In Reform/Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg tells the story of Czar Nicholas and a three-day coronation ceremony that led to strikes across the city from laborers who would not be paid for their graciously given days off.

To Parchim

The short film tackles questions of trauma, war and loss and the difficulty of finding a home in a strange country.

“Our right to know” On enforced disappearances

“Our right to know” On enforced disappearances: In cooperation with RLS Beirut, the “League for Citizenship” is organizing roundtables and workshops with the “Committee for the Families of the Kidnapped and the Disappeared”

The Creative Memory Of the Syrian Revolution

“The Creative Memory Of the Syrian Revolution”: This online project aims at documenting all forms of intellectual expression, both artistic and cultural, during the time of the Syrian revolution, by writing, recording, and collecting stories of the Syrian people, and the experiences through which they have regained meaning of their social, political, and cultural lives.

Zyara Webseries

Zyara presents an innovative and deeply personal approach to storytelling. These exceptionally moving web documentaries unlock the testimonies of individuals who have experienced and overcome a wide range of social challenges through courage, perseverance and resilience. They have a unique role to play in promoting social cohesion, underlining the qualities which people have in common rather than those which set them apart.

Journal of Labour

A bi-annual journal in Arabic exploring different topics and aspects of labor in Lebanon such as the public employment sector, the employment of foreigners in Lebanon, migrant domestic work, etc. The journal will be in published in Arabic by RLS Beirut Office.

Organising for Social Justice- Migrant and Solidarity Movements

“Organising for Social Justice- Migrant and Solidarity Movements”: Exploring alternative possibilities of cross-border solidarity, care and support, this project's goal is to create a communications network between activist groups and initiatives of migrant and solidarity movements in Beirut, Athens and Berlin. It argues that through the exchange of knowledge and applied practices, these movements could hold the potential to transform the international status quo.