GRAMC: Grups de recerca i atencio AMG minories culturals i treballadors estrange
|Address:||Plaça Lluís Companys 12, Girona 17003|
|Telephone:||(+34) 972/ 219600|
|Telefax:||(+34) 972/ 080115|
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|Student ages:||18 - >|
The aim of the GRAMC association is to develop as much as possible, solidarity, mutual respect, co-existence and any other positive public-spirited attitude between the majority cultural group and those minority cultures which are either temporarily or permanently established amongst us.
At the same time, the aim is to make sure the spirit and terms of international and national agreements which protect the rights and freedoms of both people and social groups and to push for an improvement of the terms of these guidelines.
This aim is fulfilled through the following targets:
1. Equal opportunities
Working towards real equal opportunities for everyone, including those people belonging to minority groups, putting special emphasis on education, work and social aspects. To demand equal rights in order to put a curb on exclusive policies which hinder co-existence and social peace.
2. Solidarity and respect
Developing a climate of respect, hospitality and solidarity through the promotion of educational action, studies, publication, etc., in order to achieve a decline in xenophobic attitudes and to put a stop to prejudices.
3. To learn from others
Revealing the displays of creativity from the various groups: narrative skill, drama, painting, philosophy, cinema... in order to raise awareness of the fact that there are no superior nor inferior cultures, but instead diversity enriches us all.
4. Against discrimination and racism
Condemining and fighting openly and purposefully with all the force and means of current legislation, against all acts of racism or discrimination on the grounds of ethnic group, nationality, culture, religion, social background, etc.
Advising in accordance with the poem by Bertold Brecht, that nobody can feel safe when society tolerates injustice, the infringement of the rights of the minorities and the carrying out of violence.
5. An open identity
Condemning and fighting against institutional or social attempts at levelling out characteristics of the minority identities.
Promoting a flexible and dynamic concept of the many identities, including that of the majority group, which come together in any one living space, and which guarantees respect to the origins and to its own culture but also to the ability to be critical and to change accordingly, without outside impositions.
6. Exchange of ideas
Promoting an exchang of original and in-depth ideas on the challenges of the multicultural society in which we live. A powerful and rational debate which moves away from the demagogic and alarmist standpoints, which does not give in to the temptation of justifying social inequality through cultural ways of thinking, nor avoids the condemnation of institutional racism.
It should be useful, in practise, as a means to lay down guidance on work, in a political, pedagogical and public-spirited sense.
7. Groups for investigation and distribuiton of tasks
Encouraging the work of investigating groups which allows for greater awareness of the real needs and priorities of minority culture groups, immersed in an environment which is foreign to them ans as a result adjust as much as possible our ability to contribute.
Circulating the results of the studies which may be of use to other associations, institutiosn, organisations or interested individuals.
8. Constant training
Making the work of the independent professionals or the existing groups of educational and social action easier, promoting the establishment of new groups and creating room for specific training and constant retraining.
9. The necessary link
Devoting special attention to the training of group leaders and people who belong to a cultural minority, and especially to the second generation (the children of immigrants born in Catalonia) for their ability to form a bridge and to establish links of contact, knowledge amd imderstamdomg between all of us sharing the same territory keeping diversity in mind.
10. Cooperation and immigration
Promoting the training of those immigrants resident in our country on the theme of international cooperation so that they themselves are the promoters of development projects which may materialise where they live.
The aims put forward are: the adjusting of the projects to the real needs of the communities, the breaking-up of the paternalistic model which dominates official coooperation and the direct linking between underdevelopment and migration tendencies, with possibilities for action on all parts.