Through a joyous celebration, which was a certain counterbalance to demonstrations, we wanted to show that migrants are a part of the Czech society not a threat. Along with active migrants we built small “cultural worlds”, which represented individual migrant communities -with food stands, cultural goods, theater, dance performances, and national games. Like this any person was able to have a possibility to meet more than 20 communities.
At the same time, throughout the day it was possible to enjoy music/dance program on the main stage, discussion on refugees and migration topics, workshops for all ages, and info stands of NGOs, working with migrants, where the representatives of those organizations could tell more about their activities.
YI team coordinated over 60 international volunteers from different countries of the World, who contribute to preparation, organization and implementation of this amazing festival and events for support of Refufest (fundraising concert at Jamm club, Syrian cooking workshop, Refuart exhibition, the campaign began 3 months before the festival).