Let’s Talk About Racism! Anti-Racism & Decolonialization

  • Fri, 11.12.2020
  • Sat, 12.12.2020
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Racism, colonial structures, critical whiteness - we can hear and read these terms everywhere, but do we even know what they are about? What do they mean and how do they affect our everyday life? In this online workshop, we will look at the origins of Critical Whiteness research, look at the colonial power construct race, trace its history and deal with the consequences of structural and institutional racism.

We listen, discuss and reflect on privileges. We address the uneasiness white people feel when confronted with (their own) racism (white fragility) and the need for empowerment strategies for people affected by racism. With the help of exercises, the analysis of videos and discussion groups we sensitize our own perception, question universal truths and stereotypes and try to understand intersectional forms of discrimination, always practicing a change of perspective.

Ideally, we create a space for the practice of a fearless, respectful exchange of thoughts on a socially highly topical issue. We strengthen our attitude for an equal, anti-racist coexistence.

And who are we? We are Cane and Kathrin. Cane is educationalist, PoC/3rd generation Turkish-German. Kathrin is historian, white and German. We welcome everyone who would like to respectfully talk with us about racism.

Learning objectives:
  • Getting to know the terms used in the context of the social category race
  • Identifying & questioning racist social structures and white privileges
  • Raising awareness of - and promoting - anti-racist thought and action
Attention: Block event, participation in both dates is obligatory

Event consists of 2 Dates.

  1. Fri, 11.12.2020, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  2. Sat, 12.12.2020, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Led by
MA Kathrin Pollow; BA Cane Çağlar
Target group
Students, Doctoral Students
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Booking period
You can book this event until 10:00 a.m. on 11 December 2020.

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