Radical Solidarity

Jewish-Muslim Solidarity – Reflections, Exchange and Decolonial Strategy Development

Friday/Saturday, June 5th/6th and June 12th/13th 2020, 10-6pm

This workshop offers the opportunity to examine and discuss the topic “Jewish-Muslim Relations and Solidarity” from a decidedly intersectional and decolonial perspective in a safer space.

Image credits: www.bj.org

The workshop consists of two weekends. The first part will concentrate on theoretical and global historical questions in this context and will open with an input by Prof. Dr. Iman Attia (Alice Salomon University of Applied Science Berlin).
The second part will be started with an input by May Zeidani Yufanyi (Berlin Muslim Feminists and Inssan e.V.) and will be moderated by Tuğba Tanyilmaz (Initiative Intersektionale Pädagogik/i.Päd). The focus here will lie on the exchange and further development of structures and strategies of solidarity between Jewish and Muslim communities (and beyond). Emphasis will also be put on possible common strategies of counter-hegemonic narrations in this context. The workshop will be followed by a public discussion in autumn 2020, where amongst others the results of the workshop will be presented. More details in this regard will follow soon.

The workshop will take place in German spoken language and both on site and online.

A very limited number of participants will be admitted. For information regarding participation and registration please send an email to: rajanayagam@xartsplitta.net until June 1st 2020.

Iman Attia is Professor of Critical Diversity Studies with a focus on Critical Race Theory at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Science Berlin. Since the early 1990s, she has been working on (anti-Muslim) racism from a global historical, post- and decolonial, post-/Nazi, relational and intersectional perspective. She is the author of the externally funded research project “Passport Control! Life without Papers in History and Present” (IFAF) and is currently leading the research project “Threat Scenarios of ‘Islamist Terrorism’ from the Perspective of Muslim Communities” (BMBF) and “Experiences of Racism of Rom*nja and Sinti*zze” (UKAZ).

Tuğba Tanyilmaz is currently the managing director of Migrationsrat Berlin e.V. She defines herself as a Queer, Muslim of Colour. She is the co-founder and project manager of the intersectional education initiative (i-Päd). Her focus is intersectionality, power-critical education, racism-critical education and upbringing, LSBTIQ discrimination, empowerment, crisis intervention and conflict management. As a freelance education consultant and mediator, she offers (edutainment) lectures, workshops, process support, organisational development and courses.

May Zeidani Yufanyi is a social scientist; in her work at Inssan e.V. as project manager of Nicht ohne meinen Glauben (Not Without My Faith – project completion 2019) and currently coordinator of the Network against Discrimination and Islamophobia, she deals with civil society networks against discrimination and with postcolonial migration societies in Europe, asylum and migration policy as well as identity-finding processes in the context of the German migration society. As a Women of Colour and migrant with Muslim and Jewish roots in Palestine and Europe, intersectional approaches play a central role in her work. She is co-host of the radio show “Talking Feminisms” on Reboot.fm and writes poems for her own fitness. She is also an activist of the “Caravan for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees” since 2005 and a member of “The VOICE Refugee Forum” since 2007.

Talking Feminisms #15 Kopftuch & Körperbedeckung (12. 8. 2017):

A poem by May Zeidani Yufanyi was published in the book HAYMATLOS in Oktober 2018:
„We Sit on Floors“ www.edition-assemblage.de/buecher/haymatlos/

In cooperation with the Berlin Muslim Feminists und Inssan e.V.


This event is part of the project #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken and is sponsored by LADS.