#MillionsMissing Germany, May 2018

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We're organizing a #MillionsMissing protest in Berlin. :)

Please join the Facebook Group #MEAction Deutschland if you're interested to take part (in person or with shoes, texts, pictures): https://www.facebook.com/groups/MEActionDeutschland/



ETA: I called the thread #MillionsMissing Germany, as there might be more visibility actions in Germany apart from Berlin.
 
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To everybody who's interested to take part in the #MillionsMissing protest in Berlin, this is the online form you can use: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaBnjnFvkNu1yb3VCQJocZyG1Jio44PnEcspC9pN1DZgINKQ/viewform

You can let us know in the online form if you'd like to come in person, or send in a poster and/or shoes and/or a message for shoes (we have spare shoes for messages). We also welcome messages from Switzerland and Austria. :)

ETA: If you're on Facebook, this is the group for more info:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MEActionDeutschland/
 
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A how-to guide for you with links to pre-designed shoe-messages and posters to fill out (they can be used to make it as easy as possible for you, but of course you can create something on your own :)): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aPrWPynRA1Vso4dBiedtd68Pu7KuzPkx/view

We're very much looking forward to your messages. :hug:

I can't be there in person as I'm home-/bedbound, but I'm very excited and looking forward to the event. It's the second #MillionsMissing event in Germany (after Hamburg in 2016, organized by the German Association for ME/CSF) and the first one in Berlin.
 
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We designed "shoe messages" (DIN A5) and posters (DIN A3) that can be used. Of course that's a just an offer as support and everybody can get as creative as they like and can design their own messages and posters. :)

This is what the shoe messages tlooks like:
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Link to download the poster and shoe message:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aPrWPynRA1Vso4dBiedtd68Pu7KuzPkx/view
 

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A growing team of volunteers spread over Germany (and the Netherlands) is busy organizing an amazing #MillionsMissing event in Berlin on May 12. :) Some of us from our beds.

Please send us your message to make ME visible and to show our numbers:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaBnjnFvkNu1yb3VCQJocZyG1Jio44PnEcspC9pN1DZgINKQ/viewform
We're organizing a program, but the messages from (hopefully many) pwME are at the heart of the event.

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MillionsMissing Deutschland | #canyouseeMEnow? | 12.05.2018
www.millionsmissingdeutschland.de | kontakt@millionsmissingdeutschland.de |
twitter.com/MMissingGermany | www.instagram.com/mmissinggermany
 

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Program for the #millionsmissing visibility action in Berlin so far:

- ca. 200 shoes with messages
- posters created by pwME
- live performance of two songs with guitar (one was composed for Bedfest, one from Unrest)
- talks, e.g. by the German Association for ME/CFS
- 5 No Isolation tele avatars
- dance performance with cello music
- picture series from the Lost Voices Stiftung
- reading out loud messages from pwME
- info booth, buttons, brochures, fact sheets, banner, our own poster series, #millionsmissing posters
- ... (more is being planned)

Send us your message or come in person:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaBnjnFvkNu1yb3VCQJocZyG1Jio44PnEcspC9pN1DZgINKQ/viewform

One of the amazing messages/drawings we got so far:
 

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You can watch three German #MillionsMissing visibility actions on May 12 via livestream on millionsmissingdeutschland.de. They will be streamed on a Facebook page, but no Facebook account is necessary to watch. We're very much looking forward to you joining us. :)

- Hannover from 10:30 (10:30 am)
- Gütersloh from 13:00 (1 pm)
- Berlin from 14:00 (2 pm)
 

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Dr. Grabowski from the Charité Berlin will attend our #MillionsMissing action in Berlin from 1 pm to 3 (or 3:30) pm on Saturday! :)
 

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Can someone let me know in English what happened in Gütersloh? What was the action there?
It was a small and relatively spontaneous but highly successful visibility action. It was organized by two people (with support from MillionsMissing Deutschland): shoes, shoe-messages, posters, info brochures. There wasn't a program, but many interested people asking questions and great conversations. Several young people with ME met. Doctors came by and were interested. People asked if they could help and do stuff like go shopping for severe patients. People asked for info and wanted to sign petitions.

So the visibility action in Gütersloh was an example that it doesn't need to be a huge event to have impact and be successful. Especially in a smaller city it's possible to get attention with a relatively small action.

You can find some pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mmissinggermany/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1867276260237120

Videos (German):
https://www.facebook.com/mmissinggermany/videos/1867163013581778/
https://www.facebook.com/mmissinggermany/videos/1867098856921527/
https://www.facebook.com/mmissinggermany/videos/1867101870254559/

It was part of MillionsMissing Deutschland (with Berlin and Hannover).

Edit: And I forgot: Gina Livingston (a singer with ME) who lives in Germany, "donated" her songs and they were played.
 
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