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The Anti-Fascist Year

The Anti-Fascist Year is a country-wide initiative promoted by a coalition of public institutions, NGOs, social movements, art collectives, individual artists and activists. Its goal is to commemorate all anti-fascist activists, men and women, who actively resisted fascism in the past, and to oppose the reoccurrence in the public domain of neo-fascist and neo-Nazi movements as well as of any and all parties endorsing and idolizing fascist ideas, discourse and practices. The Anti-Fascist Year is a collective expression of protest against the glorification of war, the cult of violence, authoritarianism, nationalism, intolerance, misogyny, homophobia and racism which wreaks havoc on human conscience and destroys our community and natural environment. The coalition is guided by the ethos of equality, freedom and solidarity of all human beings and deep care and concern for non-human beings. The program of the Anti-Fascist Year is developed based on a grassroots approach and encompasses numerous anti-fascist and anti-war cultural events and social activities which will be organised all over Poland between September 1, 2019 and (80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II) and May 8, 2020 (75th anniversary of the end of WW II in Europe). The development and coordination of the AF Year’s program is a joint effort of individual artists and activists, foundations, non-governmental organizations, social movements and cultural institutions. The complete program of events and activities organized as part of the Anti-fascist Year can be found on our website in the constantly updated events section. Additionally, on the website you will also find the atlas which is a social archive of anti-fascist and anti-war activities and attitudes in culture, art and other walks of life. We also have a fanpage on Facebook, an Instagram account and a YouTube channel where you can also find many interesting materials. More information on how to contact and join the Anti-fascist Year can be found here.