What’s Up With Class?!

Not: ​Race vs. ​Class
But rather: ​Race and ​Class!

Wednesday 15th of May 2019
9.30am – 6pm

Location: Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstraße, Urbanstraße 21, 10961 Berlin.
How to get there: www.nachbarschaftshaus.de/kontakt/anfahrt/

We want to reclaim the conversation about class because any conversation about class is incomplete unless we also talk about race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national and migration status. The aim of this all-day event it to open up a space for exchange in order to approach class/classism from an intersectional perspective. In various inputs, workshops and discussion rounds, a number of topics will be broached, topics that deal with the intertwining of race and class as well as further categories of discrimination and oppression.

The thematic focal points will be:
★ The link between colonialism, racism and capitalism
★ Care work
★ Reproductive justice
★ Public space

All topics deal in particular with questions of participation, exclusion and inclusion as well as barriers to access in the context  of race and class. Our aim is explicitly to take ordinary conversations about classism and include categories like race and migration. Our aim is to  illustrate how race and class are interwoven as social categories in a wide variety of areas – on an institutional, structural as well as everyday level.

This event is a cooperation between xart splitta, the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) and the Bildungswerk of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and will be held together with the Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstrasse (NHU). It is part of the Shared Spaces project of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.


9:30 – 10:00  Registration

10:00 – 10:10  Welcome Address from xartsplitta and Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ)

10:10 – 11:10  Stories About Class  with
★ Emine Aslan
★ Sandra Selimović (Actress, Director and Singer)
★ Tuğba Tanyılmaz & Ed Greve (i-Päd and Migrationsrat Berlin)

11:15 – 12:00  Input on the History of Class, Migration, (Post)Colonialism and Racism with Sinthujan Varatharajah

12:00 -13:00  Lunch

13:00 – 14:30  Care-Work
★ Input by Collectif 360° and Discussion
★ Parallel Workshop carried out by Tuğba Tanyılmaz & Ed Greve

14:35 – 16:05  Reproductive Justice

★ Input by Dinah de Roquet-Bons (Transgender Europe, Int. Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe & Global Network of Sex Work Projects) and Discussion
★ Parallel Workshop carried out by Aylin Turgay (Alice-Salomon-Hochschule)

16:10 – 17:40  Public Space
★ Input by Céline Barry (Each One Teach One and the campaign “Ban Racial Profiling”) and  Discussion
★ Parallel Workshop carried out by Saboura Naqshband (Berlin Muslim Feminists) & Amina Aziz  (Podcast Host of “Mit freundlichen Grüßen”)

17:40 – 18:00  End

19:00  Film Screening of “Remue-Ménage Dans La Sous-Traitance” (Big Sweep-up in  Subcontracting)

About the film:
March 2002, Paris. Cleaners doing subcontracted work in Accor hotels go on strike. Most of the strikers are women with West African origins and are fighting for their rights for the first time in their life. Shot over a 4 year period, the film outlines different struggles where with few resources but a will, collectively organized individuals disrupt the law of submissiveness prevailing in the world of  work, particularly in subcontracted work.   

**Within the framework of this event, there is a possibility that photos, sound and video recordings will be made for publishing  by the organisers.**

Participation free of charge.
Registration is required! Please register under the following link

Programme flyer here