Awareness

To be aware: to be aware, to be informed, to be sensitised to certain issues.

Leftist spaces are not necessarily spaces where there is no discrimination. In order for us to all enjoy ourselves during the action days enough., we want to raise
people’s awareness to treat each other consciously and with care.
In order for people with different orientations, experiences and histories to come
together and be comfortable around each other, we have to reflect on our own
positions and privileges [1]. Reflecting on your own privilege allows you to become more aware of your own behaviour and your relationship with others.

What does the awareness team do?

The task of the awareness team is to assist you, if necessary, with negotiating
difficult or hurtful situations. The awareness team seeks a dialogue. If a dialogue is not possible, or if transgressing behaviour continues, we take the liberty to banish the perpetrators. It is the awareness team’s goal to resolve arising conflicts in the most constructive way possible. We want to recognise discriminatory acts and prevent them from occurring again. We strive to reflect on the incident with those involved in it and collectively raise everyone’s awareness.
There will be contact persons on the premises at all times; you will recognise them
by the signs around their necks. These people are there for you around the clock. If you feel uncomfortable in a certain situation, or because of certain individuals, or if you experience or observe discriminatory behaviour, they will support you. If at any moment you cannot locate the Awareness team, there will be someone to assist you at the Info Point. So that everyone feels comfortable, we have people with different positionalities on our team. [2]
The Awareness team, as well as the enough.-collective, will support those affected by discriminatory behaviour and treat the statements of those affected with all seriousness. This means that if you feel uncomfortable, we do not question your
feelings. If you ask us to, we will react to the situation. At any moment, you are
welcome to bring people that you trust along. However, the awareness team should not be viewed as a policing force that is responsible for security matters. The enough.- collective counts on everyone to behave attentively and consciously. As individuals, we are not free from certain power asymmetries and might
unconsciously reproduce discrimination in one way or another. We are aware that
we have to continuously and critically reflect on our own behaviour.

If you feel the need to withdraw for a moment, you can also let the awareness team know. A Safer Space will be set up for BIPoC [ 3] and FLINT* [4] during the action days.


Code of conduct

Sexism, Racism, Ableism [5], Homophobia [6] and any other form of discrimination will not be tolerated!
We are not overly sensitive, we are critical of power asymmetry! We want to point
out that there are certain symbols and actions that are controversial. In no case will the following behaviour be tolerated:

  • racist, sexist, ableist, expressions and actions hostile to LGBTQIA + [7]
  • Bodily contact without consent
  • Camouflage clothing and military uniforms (all things glorifying war)
  • unsolicited picture taking → respect the privacy and security of others!

Cultural appropriation

We demand that you reflect the appropriation and instrumentalisation of cultural,
religious and political symbols critically. The political context and implications in
which these symbolisms are at play is not always discernible. We would therefore
ask everyone to use careful language and be open to critique and suggestions.
Certain symbols or actions can cause injuries or remind the affected person of hurtful situations. We ask visitors to be careful when wearing such symbols: They can express more than your personal fashion choice or attitude and they can be hurtful to others.
Symbols include kimonos, bindis, war bonnets, so-called dreadlocks, the kuffiyah or
certain tattoos worn by white people. We also ask all BIPoC to reflect on their own
positions with regard to cultural appropriation!
We ask you all to support and implement our awareness concept!
Take care of each other!


Dear reader, have we forgotten something? Get it contact with us! We are grateful for criticism.

This awareness concept was created on the basis of:

  • The awareness concept of in.vision
  • Awarenetz.ch
  • Dictionary from the Diversum association
  • Glossary of Bla * sh
  • Awareness glossary from @wirmuesstenmalreden

Thanks for your work.


[1] To have privileges means not to be confronted with certain problems and discrimination in everyday life. Privileges include: having a Swiss passport; to be considered white; to be a cis male; to be able-bodied, etc. Having privileges does not mean that life is always easy. (cis male is a man whose gender identity is the same as the sex assigned to him at birth.)

[2] If you would like to speak to a BIPoC, a woman or a person with a certain positioning who is not on site, you can inform the awareness team. We are happy to make sure that you are put in contact with someone you feel comfortable with.

[3] Abbreviation for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. It is a self-designation of people who experience racism.

[4] Abbreviation for female, lesbians, inter, non-binary, trans *.

[5] Ableism is the everyday reduction of a person to their impairment. This goes hand in hand with a devaluation (because of their impairment) or an appreciation (despite their impairment).

[6] Hostility to queerness is any discrimination against things, actions or people who differ from cis-heteronormativity in their expression of sexuality or gender identity.

[7] Abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual. The plus stands for all other gender identities and sexual orientations.