Upcoming SAGB events
|11 May, 2019
||SAGB Annual General
Brunswick Centre, Marchmont Street, London
|22 - 26 May, 2019
language of right-wing populism - an increasing
threat to democracy, integration and peaceful
coexistence in Europe
International House, Sonnenberg
|18 - 24 August, 2019
Saturday 11 May, 2019
We invite you to the 2019 AGM taking place in the Tenants
and Residents’ Room 10, door 1, Foundling Ct. (the one
nearest to Russell Square tube) Brunswick Centre, Marchmont
Street, London WC1. Please join us at 1230 for a buffet
lunch costing £9.00, with the formal meeting beginning at
1330. We are inviting a speaker about homelessness.
We will elect Officers and the Committee and there will be information about the Sonnenberg conferences taking place around Europe this year and an open discussion about SAGB and the Sonnenberg movement.
For more information, contact Stuart Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The language of right-wing populism - an increasing threat to democracy, integration and peaceful coexistence in Europe
An English/German conference at Haus Sonnenberg
22 - 26 May, with a pre-conference meeting 20 - 22 May
Across Europe, right-wing populists gain influence. With their xenophobic rhetoric they are increasingly shaping the public debate and contributing to a brutalisation of the language. The stigmatisation of social minorities, and especially of migrants, endangers their integration, social cohesion and peace, and thus our democratic basic order. This seminar aims to analyse the populist mechanisms of political communication - in Europe's past and present - in order to develop counter-strategies.
We are again indebted to Isolde Hartung, who is organising a pre-conference meeting. The schedule is still being prepared, but the planned focus this year will be organic food: production, transport and cooking. A visit to Goslar is also a possibility. The highlight is usually Isolde’s evening wine and cheese tasting of wonderful produce from Southern Germany.
Sunday 18 - Saturday 24 August, 2019
Sonnenberg Association GB's next conference will take place for the first time in Portsmouth University, staying in Rees Hall looking out to Southsea Common and the sea. Our theme is “Human Rights and Democracy: threats and opportunities in the coming 20s”. The programme includes sessions on major human rights concerns worldwide, nationalism, the rise of right wing populism, refugees and migration and issues in the developing world.
Portsmouth has a long naval tradition and there are a series of dockyard museums including The Victory and the award winning Mary Rose Museum, with the hull of King Henry VIII’s favourite warship, and we have planned for several visits. The day out takes us to Winchester with an alternative option of a nearby steam railway.
The single and double bedrooms are basic, but all have en-suite facilities and we are promised sea views. The conference fee for the 6 nights including a 2-course dinner, bed and breakfast (you will also be able to make sandwiches for lunch at breakfast) will be:
- 500GBP single
- 420GBP double en-suite pp
- reduction on the above amounts for full-time students and under-30s is £120
An application form is included in the latest newsletter and more information is available from Stuart Sweeney at email@example.com.