Museo Situado organises the School of Rights, coordinated by Red Interlavapiés (the Interlavapiés Network) in order to build a collective space of information, advice and community legal support to deal with the rights violations migrant people face on a daily basis. The chance to inhabit this space collectively and share knowledge and experiences strengthens solidarity between fellow migrants who have been involved with Red Interlavapiés for some time.
The workshops take place on one Friday of each month, with each of the sessions exploring specific issues such as legal and basic self-defence, the creation of support groups, the operation of Foreigners’ Internment Centres (CIEs), express deportations, the right to asylum and international protection. In addition to these issues, there will also be tours around some of the rooms of the Museo Reina Sofía Collection to relate art with exile and migration, for instance with Guernica.
The sessions, designed for a group of 25 people, will be run by the joint work group made up of lawyers and teachers who are experts in the different issues to be addressed. Through collaboration with these professionals specialised in anti-racist and human rights struggles, and via the tools shared in these workshops, the aim is to drive forward self-organisation for migrant people.
Red Interlavapiés is a mutual support network formed in 2006 and made up of migrant and autochthonous people. It fights against borders and racism and is set up to deal with precariousness and survival in everyday life from a political perspective. Furthermore, with a community approach it responds to the violence of border policies, inequality and injustice, with the links to and coming together of others constituting the essence of the network and driving many of its actions.