German Sign Language Course 1 with the Team of Lebendige Gebärden I Spring 2020

The course will be in German Sign Language. German info below:

**Dieser Kurs findet online statt!**

Dienstags, 19:30h, 21. April – 30. Juni 2020
und
Mittwochs, 18:00h, 22. April – 01. Juli 2020

Auch in diesem Jahr, freuen wir uns einen DGS I Kurs mit Diana Spieß und dem Team von “Lebendige Gebärden” anbieten zu können. Jeder Kurs umfasst 10 Termine vom 21. April – 01. Juli 2020 (außer 23. Juni und 24. Juni) und findet jede Woche Dienstags von 19:30 – 21:00h und Mittwochs von 18:00 – 19:30h online statt. In dieser ersten Kursstufe lernen die Teilnehmenden grundlegende Kenntnisse zur Deutschen Gebärdensprache wie das Fingeralphabet, Vokabeln, Fragewörter, Zahlen und einfache Sätze. Außerdem werden die Teilnehmenden in drei wichtigen Grundtechniken der Deutschen Gebärdensprache eingeführt: die visuelle Wahrnehmung, die Mimik und die nonverbale sowie gestische Kommunikation.

Bei Interesse, Anmeldung und Fragen zu Teilnahmebedingungen, schreibt bitte bis zum 19. April 2020 eine Email an: contact@xartsplitta.net.


Zu Diana Spieß:

“Bist DU taub? ICH bin es! GEBÄRDENSPRACHE IST SPANNEND, VIELFÄLTIG UND WOW!”

Diana Spieß wuchs in einer tauben und gebärdensprachnutzenden Familie als taub Geborene auf. Sie ist auf dem Gebiet der Gebärdensprache Muttersprachlerin. Von frühster Kindheit an bestand ihr Interesse an einem Austausch mit der hörenden Welt. Nach einer Ausbildung und der beruflichen Tätigkeit als Sozialpädagogische Assistentin, qualifizierte sie sich erfolgreich zur Gebärdensprachdozentin. Seit dem ist sie neben vielen anderen Sozialen- und Schulprojekten im Bereich der Gebärdensprachvermittlung sehr aktiv.

Homepage: www.lebendige-gebaerden.de

Film Screening and Q&A: Forget Winnetou! – Loving in The Wrong Way

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 7pm

This event will be in spoken English and partly translated into spoken German.

An event by the filmmaker Red Haircrow, guest speaker Karin Louise Hermes.

November is Native American Heritage Month, a national holiday in the USA. But there and here in Germany, the dehumanization and objectification of Indigenous peoples, and the minimization or erasure of historical acts and issues continues. Colonial behaviors and practices that are connected to the most serious, even life threatening problems humanity now faces.

Germany is well known for its cultural appropriation and ideation of American Indians. Misinformation, stereotypes and Eurocentric narratives are widespread. “Playing Indian” as a costume or a lifestyle has been normalized for generations, largely with the help or excuse of Karl May’s work.

Whether one agrees with such practices or not, most don’t recognize it for what it is: #Colonialism2019 and Systemic Racism. Why are Native and Indigenous issues too often left out of conversations on racism in Germany? Why do so many people, even anti-racism or social justice activists continue to tokenize/primitize Indigenous peoples and/or leave them out of conversations on how to survive and create a better world for all peoples?

What truly is intersectional activism and why is it critically important for Indigenous peoples, the history of their treatment and contemporary reality to take stage alongside any and every other action on anti-colonialism, anti-racism and climate crisis? What can you do? What should you do? How can we work together?

We’re going to talk about it with our guest speaker Karin Louise Hermes.


Film description “Forget Winnetou! – Loving in The Wrong Way”:

The same mentality that ignores indigenous rights to self-representation are often those who also stereotype and gaslight GLBTIIQ people, women, the disabled or economically challenged, especially people of color just for desiring change and equality. It is basically saying, “My gratification is more important than your dignity, your rights or even your life.” This is a main facet of rape culture. It is intersecting oppression.

Most films about Natives concentrate on European narratives or indigenous experience in North America but there are Natives abroad and being “loved in the wrong way” in “Indian crazy” Germany has many forms. Germany is a microcosm of struggles taking place across the world both against and for decolonization; for correcting white privilege and supremacy that’s divided and helped destroy our world. We explore the roots of racism, colonialism, and appropriation in Germany from a rarely considered perspective: the Native American they claim to adore.

Vimeo with all trailers and videos by Red Haircrow: https://vimeo.com/redhaircrow

Further information: https://forgetwinnetou.com/
http://forgetwinnetou.de/

The film is in spoken English/German with German subtitles.


Karin Louise Hermes is a Filipina-German academic based in Berlin, Germany. Karin has participated in, organized and reported on many inter-sectional political issues at climate crisis conferences, during direct actions and demonstrations and other endeavors on Indigenous self-representation, ending racism and colonialism. She holds a MA in Pacific Island Studies from the University of Hawai’i, and is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Humboldt-Universität Berlin. One of her articles, “Why I protest” can be found here.

Red Haircrow is an award-winning writer, educator, psychologist and filmmaker of Native (Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee) and African American heritage who holds a Master’s in Native American Studies MSU Bozeman, a BSc in Psychology and counsels selectively. Their research foci include Native/indigenous inter-generational historic trauma, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome, GLBTIIQ needs and suicide prevention.
Member of NAISA, APA, 2017-2019 Secretary for the Native Research Network & 2019-2020 Society of American Indian Psychologists Mentorship Program, Committee Liaison. Red remains active in Native American and intercultural education and cultural competency on both sides of the Atlantic. Currently based in Berlin, Germany, through their multimedia consultation company, Flying With Red Haircrow Productions, Red explores and pursues opportunities for collaboration in education, film, art, music and more.

Generell Information – Winter School

Registration

In order to make planning easier for us, please register under the following link: In order to make planning easier for us, please register under the following link: www.eventbrite.de/e/passing-it-on-winter-school-registrierung-75641123637 You can however participate without registering!

 

Languages

With the exception of Panel III, the entire Winter School will be held in German. For the English panel there will be simultaneous translation into German. We are sorry that we cannot offer DGS translation.

 

Childcare

We can offer child care for Nov. 16th from 12pm onwards. If required, please send us the following information one week before the event to contact@xartsplitta.net:

– Number of children
– Age of children
– Preferred pronoun of the children
– Possible allergies or food intolerances
– Other information relevant for childcare

 

Food

We are looking forward to a vegan/vegetarian lunch from Amma Catering.

 

Venue

The event will take place in cooperation with the Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstraße.
Address: Urbanstraße 21, 10961 Berlin. The Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstraße is mostly wheelchair accessible. Only wheelchair accessible rooms will be used. A wheelchair accessible toilet is available.

Further information on directions: www.nachbarschaftshaus.de/kontakt/anfahrt/
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Concept and project directors: Iris Rajanayagam & Nicola Lauré al-Samarai

With the particpation of: Fallon Tiffany Cabral and Zara Zandieh and the »Closer Reading« Group

Helping Hand: Latifa Hahn

Translation: Meldody Ledwon und Jennifer Sophia Theodor

Child Care: Hannah Abdullah und Lawina Koffi

Further information (in German) about the project can be found at: www.xartsplitta.net/passing-it-on/

Generell Information

Registration

In order to make planning easier for us, please register under the following link: In order to make planning easier for us, please register under the following link: www.eventbrite.de/e/passing-it-on-winter-school-registrierung-75641123637 You can however participate without registering!

 

Languages

With the exception of Panel III, the entire Winter School will be held in German. For the English panel there will be simultaneous translation into German. We are sorry that we cannot offer DGS translation.

 

Childcare

We can offer child care for 16.10. from 12pm onwards. If required, please send us the following information one week before the event to contact@xartsplitta.net:

– Number of children
– Age of children
– Preferred pronoun of the children
– Possible allergies or food intolerances
– Other information relevant for childcare

 

Food

We are looking forward to a vegan/vegetarian lunch from Amma Catering.

 

Venue

The event will take place in cooperation with the Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstraße.
Address: Urbanstraße 21, 10961 Berlin. The Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstraße is mostly wheelchair accessible. Only wheelchair accessible rooms will be used. A wheelchair accessible toilet is available.

Further information on directions: www.nachbarschaftshaus.de/kontakt/anfahrt/
——

Concept and project directors: Iris Rajanayagam & Nicola Lauré al-Samarai

With the particpation of: Fallon Tiffany Cabral and Zara Zandieh and the »Closer Reading« Group

Helping Hand: Latifa Hahn

Translation: Meldody Ledwon und Jennifer Sophia Theodor

Child Care: Hannah Abdullah und Lawina Koffi

Further information (in German) about the project can be found at: www.xartsplitta.net/passing-it-on/

Speaker Information – Winter School

Edna Bonhomme is an anti-colonial activist, historian, writer, curator and educator. Edna holds a PhD in History/Science History from Princeton University and her work examines disease, gender, surveillance and embodiment. Her multimedia pieces have been published in gallery spaces in Prague and Vienna. As a Black, Queer, Feminist and postcolonial subject, her activism and projects are guided by diasporic futurisms, herbal healings and bionics.

Clementine Ewokolo Burnley was born and raised in the former German colony of Cameroon. Today she lives in Berlin and Limbe, Cameroon. She is a writer, poet, activist and mother. Since 2000 Clementine has worked as a (critical) development cooperation researcher and consultant in England, Italy and Germany. In her life and work she constantly learns how to overcome damages suffered through discrimination from the people around her.

Jihan Jasmin Dean is a social scientist, education worker and one of four administrators of the “Move on up!” mailing list, a People of Colour space. Since 2018 she has been managing director of a Thuringian youth association (www.thueringen.bdp.org). She is working on a dissertation on “Racialisation, Subjectivation and Alliance Policy in Germany after 1989”. Her dissertation deals with the communities of Rom*nja and Sinte*zze, Muslim migrants, Black people and Jewish women in the first years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. What internal processes did these communities go through back then? How did they relate to each other and what were the approaches to alliances between them? Jihan Jasmin Dean is convinced that dealing with community history(s) can contribute to a better understanding of current processes.

Saraya Gomis Teacher and learner.

Moshtari Hilal studied Middle-Eastern-Studies and politics in Hamburg and focused on postcolonial theory and feminist intellectual history. With her body of often semi-autobiographical work, she aims to generate an understanding for the complexity of marginalized identities and offer an alternative visual language. Her portraits explore the possibilities of beauty and storytelling within a political environment through faces. The work of Moshtari Hilal has been on display in Germany, Afghanistan, Denmark, Sweden, USA, Canada and has also been  printed in local and transnational publications such as The Carton, OOMK, Missy Magazine, das Kursbuch and Das Wetter.

Christiane Hutson became visibly ill as a young adult Black Hetera of Color in the family founding phase. Against this background, the considerations from Postcolonial Theory, Disability Justice activism, Queer and Gender Studies, as well as from Disability Studies provided her with framesworks, reference points and perspectives, which she used in two ways: On the one hand (purely practical) to enforce her first pregnancy. On the other hand, to be able to give the experiences of disabled and sick People of Colour a place where these experiences can be shared. Christiane Hutson is concerned with this place when she illustrates the interweaving of racism and ableism in her articles, lectures, teaching events and workshops.

Zuher Jazmati is an activist, campaigner and DJ. He was born in Berlin and grew up in Saudi Arabia. He received his B.A. in Marburg and Cairo and his M.Sc. in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation from the London School of Economics (LSE). He is currently a campaigner with the German-Syrian NGO Adopt a Revolution and a board member of TakeOver – Verein für intersektionale Kampagnenarbeit. His specialties are (the intersections of) anti-Muslim racism, queer refinement, decolonisation and colonial continuities.

Katja Kinder is a Black German educationer. She is deputy managing director of RAA Berlin and co-founder of ADEFRA. She has been working as a freelance empowerment trainer and transcultural conflict mediator with an intersectional feminist and racism-critical perspective for over 20 years.

Saideh Saadat-Lendle heads the anti-discrimination and anti-violence department of Lesbenberatung Berlin e.V. – LesMigraS. She is a psychologist, diversity trainer and freelance lecturer specialising in multiple discrimination, racism, gender/gender, sexual lifestyles, language and discrimination.

Saboura Naqshband studied Arabic Studies, Political Science and Social and Cultural Anthropology in London, Cairo and Berlin. In Berlin and throughout Germany she works as an anti-discrimination and empowerment trainer, mainly for associations of and for LSBTI*Q refugees and migrants. She works mainly on the topics of (anti-Muslim) racism, Muslim feminism and religion, gender and sexuality and translated Lana Sirri’s 2017 book “Introduction into Islamic Feminisms” into German.

Onur Suzan Nobrega is lecturer at the Institute of Sociology, Focus Culture and Migration at Goethe-University Frankfurt. She gained her PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London in Media and Communications with a thesis entitled »Postmigrant Theatre and Cultural Diversity in the Arts: Race, Precarity and Artistic Labour in Berlin«. Previously to and alongside academia, she has worked as journalist (die taz), tour manager for the music project Brothers Keepers, curator for the postmigrant theatre Ballhaus Naunynstrasse Berlin and as project partner, organizer and lecturer for the Museum of Contemporary Art and Kunsthalle Mannheim’s Community College for the field of the arts, media and creative industries.

Rena Onat is an art and media scholar and is interested in Queer of Colour criticism in visual culture. She positions herself as a Femme of Colour of Turkish origin and is currently working on her doctoral thesis on “Strategies of resistance, empowerment and survival in the works of queer female artists of color in the German context”. She is lecturer at the Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin and was until May 2019 research assistant at the Institute for Media Studies at the HBK Braunschweig and before that research assistant at the Helene-Lange-Kolleg Queer Studies and Intermediality at the University of Oldenburg.

Isidora Randjelović is a graduate 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 Hochschule Berlin and member of the board of RomaniPhen e.V.