MEET THE ACTIVISTS: THEY’RE SPEAKING TO YOU WITH FIERY MESSAGES

PUBLISHED MONDAY 21.6.2021

Beyond the festival
At Summer Days, we've invited a handful of young activists. They give speeches from a central platform in the middle of the audience area. They bring different messages – but they have in common that they want to make the world a better place, and they want you to be an active part of it. Meet three of them here.

 
When you’re attending Summer Days, you can hear great music, enjoy delicious food and drinks in the green grass, hanging out with your friends.

But you will also be shaken. In a figurative sense, that is.

At Summer Days, we have invited a number of young activists, all of whom will give a speech. They each speak from different perspectives. Several of them come from organisations such as Mino Ung København (community for young Danes with a different ethnic origin), The Green Student Movement, Fridays For Future and the Danish Refugee Council Youth.

We have teamed up with the speech school Røst who trains all speakers before the live premiere at Summer Days.

Below, you can meet three activists who are among the speakers at Summer Days.

Isabelle Ben-Hamadou

Who are you?

I’d like to introduce myself as a young, intersectional climate activist and feminist in the youth movement Fridays For Future. 

Why are you at Summer Days?

I'm at Summer Days because I want to convey my message about the climate crisis to the people.

Where do you find inspiration?

I find inspiration in other speakers and cool activists, especially my fellow activists and friends in Fridays For Future. 

What will the participants gain from hearing your speech at Summer Days?

They will gain a broader understanding of what the climate crisis and climate activism entail in a wider context and how global solidarity is important in the intersectional climate fight. 

What is your relation to Roskilde Festival?

I have never been to Roskilde Festival but would like to in the future. The concept and the music in general seem pretty cool. 

Who/what are you up against? 

The lack of climate action from politicians and large companies towards the rest of the world. 

Marek Azoulay 

 

Who are you?

Activist, debater and voluntary enthusiast. Fighting to create positive change and build bridges between communities through dialogue.

Why are you at Summer Days?

I'm at Summer Days to strengthen the community. Together, we're stronger. 

Where do you find inspiration?

In Danish civil society, in music and art. In history. In the community at Roskilde Festival. Where people meet on an equal terms, where no outer labels define us.

What will the participants gain from hearing your speech at Summer Days?

Renewed desire and energy to strengthen communities where they set foot. Dialogue and community spirit will be planted in their footsteps. 

What is your relation to Roskilde Festival?

I have been at Roskilde Festival every year since 2013, as a volunteer. It is my ultimate oasis and intoxication of dance, music and humanity. Roskilde Festival is the highlight of summer where anything can happen. 

Who/what are you up against?

I am up against anti-democratic forces. I am up against those who deny the conversation. I oppose division and polarization. 

Moeisha Aden 

Who are you?

I'm a performer, on the stage, on the street, on the dance floor, in bed. I perform. The difference between me and others is that I recognise it. 

Where do you find inspiration?

In the words that come out of people's mouths. Some will speak shit, and that makes me think. 

What will the participants gain from hearing your speech at Summer Days?

An aha experience. I'm not trying to get the participants to dance, but to think.

What is your relation to Roskilde Festival?

Roskilde raised me, Roskilde shaped me. Roskilde challenged me. Roskilde has formed me.  Roskilde Festival has been my summer girlfriend every summer since the summer of '07.

Who/what are you up against?

According to today's line-up: Jung. Haha, no, I'm up against people's expectation of what makes a woman.