Thursday, October 1st 2020, 11am
With Alana Lentin (Western Sydney University) and Anaheed Al-Hardan (American University of Beirut)
Chair: Inna Michaeli and Nahed Samour (Humboldt-University Berlin)
Following our two-part workshop on Jewish–Muslim relations and solidarity (www.xartsplitta.net/en/radical-solidarity/) we will be holding a panel discussion with Alana Lentin and Anaheed Al-Hardan. The panel discussion will open with two respective short inputs by Alana Lentin and Anaheed Al-Hardan. Alana Lentin will be giving a talk on her newest publication Why Race Still Matters (Polity, 2020), here a focus will be laid on the 4th chapter of the book: „Good Jew/Bad Jew“.
Anaheed Al-Hardan will be speaking on the topic: “Anti-colonial and radical solidarity in the context of south-south alliances”.
Besides dealing with questions regarding both inputs, the aim of the panel is to discuss topics that came up during the workshop with references to a broader, transnational perspective.
The event will take place online and in spoken English. Please register via: firstname.lastname@example.org and include 2-3 lines regarding the motivation for your participation, in order to receive the access information. Please also be informed that, due to technical restraints, we can only admit a restricted number of participants.
Dr Alana Lentin is Associate Professor in Cultural and Social Analysis at Western Sydney University. She is a Jewish woman who is a settler on Gadigal land (Sydney, Australia). She works on the critical theorization of race, racism and antiracism. In 2017, she was the Hans Speier Visiting Professor of Sociology at the New School for Social Research in New York. She is co-editor of the Rowman and Littlefield International book series, Challenging Migration Studies and former President of the Australian Critical Race & Whiteness Studies Association (2017-20). Her books include Why Race Still Matters (Polity 2020), The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a neoliberal age (with Gavan Titley 2011), Racism and Sociology (2014 with Wulf D. Hund), Racism (2008) and racism and Anti-racism in Europe (2004).
She has written for The Guardian, OpenDemocracy, ABC Religion and Ethics, The Conversation, and Public Seminar.
Her personal website is www.alanalentin.net
Dr. Anaheed Al-Hardan is an assistant professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut. Her research is concerned with coloniality and resistance in relation to counter-memory, decolonial knowledges and south-south thought in the Arab World, and has appeared in Journal of Palestine Studies, Qualitative Inquiry, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies and International Sociology. She is the author of the award-winning Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities (Columbia University Press, 2016), joint winner of the 2016 Academic Book Award at the London Palestine Book Awards. Her current book project examines Arab decolonial theory within the context of south-south philosophies of liberation and decolonization. She is a Principal Investigator on the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded research program Afro-Asian Futures Past.
Previously, Anaheed Al-Hardan was the Arcapita Visiting Professor of Arab Studies at the Middle Institute at Columbia University (2018), Visiting Scholar at the Bandung Humanism Initiative at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University (2018), Visiting Fellow at the Berlin Graduate School for the Study of Muslim Cultures and Society at the Free University of Berlin (2017), Research Fellow at the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry (2011-14) and a Doctoral Fellow of the Palestinian American Research Center (2008).
Dr. Inna Michaeli is a sociologist and feminist activist. Her PhD from the Humboldt University of Berlin focused on the field of “Women’s Economic Empowerment” and explored the intersections of economic citizenship, gender and ethnicity in neoliberalism. For the past 20 years she takes part in feminist, LGBT*QI and anti-colonial struggles, political education, and organizing by and for migrant women.
Dr. Nahed Samour studied law and Islamic studies at the universities of Bonn, Birzeit/Ramallah, London (SOAS), Berlin (HU), Harvard and Damascus. She was a doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt/Main. She clerked at the Court of Appeals in Berlin, and held a Post Doc position at the Eric Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Helsinki University, Finland and was Early Career Fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen Institute for Advance Study. She is Junior Faculty at the Harvard Law School, Institute of Global Law and Policy.
Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Welcome to the first screening of Afrofilm & Diasporic Realities!
Afrofilm is a self-organised monthly screening of films telling the lives and experiences of african and afro-descendant people from various geographical locations.
We will be showing films for us by us, which means that the screening is for a closed audience of African and Afro-descendent people.
There is a lot to know and learn from all of us and we think that films are a relevant and efficient way of making this possible.
Join us for the screening of Preta by Poliana Baumgarten and My Jewish Family by Yagi Taffere to then end the evening with a discussion round to share and create knowledge about Black realities we weren’t yet familiar with and to connect with each other.
Pls. note: Due to Covid-19 we can only admit a very limited number of people to the on-site screening. Please register via: email@example.com
This event will take place in spoken English
Find more Information about the Afrofilm screenings on Instagram: @afro.film
Friday, 16 October 2020, 11-18h (Language: spoken German)
- Panel discussion with Saraya Gomis, Isidora Randjelović, Manuela Bauche and Darja Klingenberg Moderation: Diane Izabiliza and Iris Rajanayagam.
- Workshop on the website “Verwobene Geschichte*n” (“Entangled Histories”) with Diane Izabiliza and Iris Rajanayagam.
In this full-day event we would like to deal with memory cultures and the transfer of historical knowledge in the German-speaking context, from a decolonial and cross-community perspective. Intersectional approaches and perspectives in historical-political education will also be addressed in this context.
Our focus will lie on collective memory and historical interweavings between different marginalised and racialised communities. In this context, both continuities and breaks up to the present will be discussed.
The day will be opened by Iman Attia (director “Verwobene Geschichte*n”) and will begin with a panel discussion on the topic:
Shared and Divided Histories
Cross-community and transnational linkages of histor(y)ies
Central issues addressed here will be:
- How important is the knowledge of (cross-community and transnational) interrelationships of histor(y)ies for the establishment or further development of networks/structures of solidarity between different communities?
- How can (his)stories of different communities be put into relation with each other without losing sight of the specifics of each community and avoiding watering down these stories and their continuities to this day?
- How can this knowledge be made fruitful for (shared) resistance movements and which role does it play for decolonial theory and practice today?
- How can intersectional perspectives be integrated/considered in historical-political education?
This will be followed by a workshop on “Verwobene Geschichte*n”, in which the various levels and approaches will be presented and the above-mentioned questions taken up and discussed in more depth.
The “Verwobene Geschichten*n” website uses different approaches to recall marginalised and interwoven stories that refer to the presence of Black people and People of Colour in Berlin and Germany. It deals with their everyday life and their resistance, which are and have always been struggles for agency and the right to define.
The event aims to provide a space for people working in (historical)-political education to get to know and apply global historical and intersectional approaches to teaching in their own educational practice. However, people who are not explicitly active in this field are also warmly welcome. During the workshop there will be plenty of room for exchange and existing approaches will be discussed and, if necessary, further developed.
The panel discussion and the workshop will take place online and in spoken German.
Please register for the panel discussion (not incl. the workshop!) by October 14th, 2020 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register for the workshop (incl. panel discussion!) with brief information on your motivation for participating (5-7 lines) by September 21st, 2020 at email@example.com.
Taking part in the panel discussion, is a prerequisite for participation in the workshop.
As we will only be able to admit a limited number of participants to the workshop, all registrations will be collected till September 21st, 2020. You will receive a reply by September 28th, 202o as to whether we were able to admit you.
Manuela Bauche is a historian with a focus on the history of colonialism and of life sciences of the 19th and 20th centuries. She also has several years of experience in historical-political education. Her dissertation, published by Campus-Verlag in 2017, examines the relationships between the fight against malaria, state rule, racism and classism in Cameroon, German East Africa and East Frisia around 1900. Since January 2019, Manuela Bauche has been the director of the project „History of Ihnestr. 22″, which aims at developing a concept for remembering the history of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics” at the historical site Ihnestraße 22 – a history which entailed the dehumanization and persecution of among others Sint*ezze and Rom*nja, Jews, Black people, Asian-Germans and disabled people.
Saraya Gomis Educator and learner.
Darja Klingenberg is research fellow at the Chair of Comparative Cultural and Social Anthropology at the Faculty of Cultural Studies (Kuwi) of the Viadrina University Frankfurt /Oder. Her teaching and research interests include migration sociology, with a focus on Russian-speaking, especially Jewish, migration movements in the 20th century. She deals with feminist theory, intersectional perspectives on social inequality, the sociology of housing, the sociology of humour and methods of qualitative social research. Darja Klingenberg received her doctorate with a dissertation entitled “Living/residing after Migration. Materialism, Aspirations and Melancholy of Russian-speaking Migrant Middle Classes”, which will be published by Campus end of this year.
Isidora Randjelović is a social pedagogue and social worker. She is director of the feminist Romnja* Archiv RomaniPhen. She writes about the interdependence of race and gender as well as movements and self-organisation and is involved in IniRromnja. Isidora Randjelović is lecturer at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin and board member of RomaniPhen e.V.
Diane Izabiliza is currently studying socio-cultural studies at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder. She is a graduate of the bachelor’s programme in Social Work at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin and is a qualified educator. Her main areas of study include (anti)racism, gender, postcolonial theories and critical migration research. Diane Izabiliza was involved in the development of the site “Verwobene Geschichte*n”, which also features her film “The Wall Fell on Our Head“.
Iris Rajanayagam is a historian, director of xart splitta: www.xartsplitta.net/en/people-at-xart-splitta/ and also contributed to the development of the website “Verwobene Geschichte*n”.
*These courses will take place in German Sign Language.*
**Diese Kurse finden online statt!**
Dienstags, 8. September – 17. November 2020, 19:00-20:30h
Mittwochs, 9. September – 18. November 2020, 17:00-18:30h
Bitte beachtet folgende Hinweise:
– Personen, die nicht an einem DGS I Kurs bei xart splitta bzw. Lebendige Gebärden teilgenommen haben, müssen die Absolvierung der vorigen Niveaustufe(n) oder entsprechende Vorkenntnisse durch ein Skype-Interview nachweisen, um am DGS II Kurs teilnehmen zu können.
– Eine Teilnahmebescheinigung kann von Lebendige Gebärden nur ausgehändigt werden, wenn eine Teilnahme am Kurs von 70% oder höher vorliegt.
– Eine dolmetschende Person wird bei Kursbeginn anwesend sein.
– Nach der Einführung erhalten Teilnehmende die Unterrichtsmaterialen per E-Mail und im Chat bei Zoom, welche im Nachinein ausdruckt werden können. Das Unterrichtsmaterial ist nur für Teilnehmende Personen bestimmt und darf nicht an Dritte weitergegeben werden.
Bei Interesse, Anmeldung und Fragen zu weiteren Teilnahmebedingungen, schreibt bitte bis zum 2. September 2020 eine Email an: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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