Postponement to 2023
THE INTERNATIONAL ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN GATHERING IS POSTPONED TO THE SUMMER OF 2023
We regret to announce that the International Anti-Authoritarian Gathering that was planned in Saint-Imier from 28 to 31 July 2022 has been postponed to the summer of 2023. Nevertheless, we have decided to organise a small event in Saint-Imier this summer, which will serve as a springboard for the big gathering in 2023 and as a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Congress of the Anti-authoritarian International of 1872 in Saint-Imier. We are in discussion about this, and an announcement will be made soon.
As the situation regarding COVID is still uncertain for the next few months, we do not know whether the authorities will ask us to apply the control of vaccination certificates. It is out of the question for us to organise certificate and identity checks at this event, for obvious reasons. Above all, we want to have an event that is open to everyone, with as much freedom of movement as possible. We are aware that the situation in Switzerland may calm down by the summer, but the meeting is international, so we must also consider the pandemic situation worldwide.
The pandemic has also put a huge strain on our organisation over the last two years and had an impact on the meetings and the preparation of the event. We have therefore decided to postpone the gathering until next year. Fortunately, this is not all bad news: we are giving ourselves another year to welcome more people into the organisation, to find more funds and donations, and to set up a better external communication.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or proposals: firstname.lastname@example.org
For an international solidarity against all forms of domination.
With anarchist greetings,
The organisation of the International Anti-Authoritarian Gathering of Saint-Imier 2023