The reason behind our initiative is the result of the increasing racist agitation and attacks on refugees and migrants in Saxony recently. Similar to the rest of the Federal Republic, the polarizing mood is seemingly the same in our hometown and its surroundings.
Right slogans have arrived back in the centre of society.
Racism has always been a concerning and on-going issue in Werdau and many other places in Saxony. We grew up in this hostile environment, and unfortunately it still exists in our daily life. For this reason, we founded the organization “W.I.R. – Iniative of Werdau against racism”. The organization is also here to serve as an anti-racist platform in the future which aims to connect other critical voices, interested parties and active people in the city. In addition to the stimulated networking, W.I.R. wants to create an alliance against racism and other forms of discrimination in the city.