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Presentation of new anti-rumours comic

Manuel Arranza’s Library will host a discussion panel on housing, rumours and stereotypes.

Blanca and Rosita share their adventures to rent an apartment for a racialised person.

Framed within the activity “An odyssey to rent an apartment”, where a discussion panel will be held to ponder about the situation of housing in Barcelona, BCN Anti-rumours Strategy will present the 5th chapter of Blanca Rosita Barcelona, everyday stories on rumours and stereotypes that affect cultural diversity in our city.

On this issue, Blanca and Rosita present the obstacles that migrated or racialised people face when they want to rent an apartment in Barcelona. The plot of the story begins as Fàtima, a friend of Blanca and Rosita’s, visits an apartment to rent it and the property agent tries to prevent it from happening. The story pretends to raise awareness on everyday stories that revolve around rumours, stereotypes and prejudices that might affect coexistence and access to fundamental rights such as housing.

At the end of the comic there’s the “Let’s talk about it” section, where you’ll find arguments that might lead to pondering about rumours and stereotypes on cultural diversity that appear on the comic. Also, in the “Learn about it” section you shall find tools to combat rumours and inform yourself about the situation on racism and discrimination in Barcelona.

After the presentation, there will be a debate with the following participants: Irene Sabaté (Tenants’ Union), José Mansilla (Anthropologic Observatori of Urban Conflict) and Norma Véliz (“Mujeres Pa’lante”).

See you on 13th February, at 18:30h

Manuel Arranza’s Library (Ramón Turró St, 35)

Free prior registration: bit.ly/rumorshabitatge

This activity is jointly organised with the “Casal de Barri Bac de Roda-Poblenou” and the Communal Plan “Apropem-nos”, both members of BCN Anti-rumours Network.

Comic available at: Blanca-Rosita-Barcelona-CAP-5

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