Week Against Racism 2019

In cooperation with Radio X, we are offering a tour during the Week Against Racism 2019 that is specially adapted to this event. We make historical and contemporary encounters between Africa and Basel visible.

We will guide you for about 90 minutes through a number of themes like Missionary families, jazz, Switzerland’s economic support for the apartheid regime in South Africa and local protests against Apartheid, cultural appropriation, literature and last but not least Switzerland’s role as Slavery Hinterland.

On a walk through the picturesque old town of Basel you can discover unexpected connections and surprising facts from a long history of entanglements.

On Saturday, 23 March 2019, the tour will take place in English, on Sunday, 24 March 2019, in German. The meeting point is at 14:00 at the pyramids in front of the Elisabethen Church.

The tour is free of charge. Reservations are requested but not required.