Saturday 16 September 2017, 10 AM
Access: ICI Berlin Pfefferberg area
Christinenstr. 18/19, Haus 8 or Schönhauser Allee 176
U-2 Senefelder Platz
Tentative Program (subject to change):
10:00 > Registration and Coffee
11:00 – 11:30 > Opening Address – Emilia Roig (Founder & Executive Director)
11:30 – 12:15 > Keynote Speech – Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw (President)
12:15 – 13:30 > “Striving for equality vs. Embracing Difference: Intersectional politics in practice” with :
*Angéla Koczé (Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University and CEU, Hungary)
*Kübra Gümüsay (Journalist and Activist)
*Jennifer Kamau (Spokesperson of International Women’s Space, Germany)
*Amandine Gay (Filmmaker, activist, journalist)
> Moderation: Sumi Cho (Professor at DePaul University)
13:30 – 14:30 > Lunch break
14:30 – 16:00 > World Cafés
*W1: Legal and policy frameworks: What needs to change?
wIth Najwa Magot (Network Coordinator at CIJ)
*W2: Movement coalitions: Why? How?
with Henna Zemurd-Butt (CEO at Media Diversified)
*W3: Elections in Germany and elsewhere: How to bring intersectionality on the political agenda?
with Akim Giroux (Community Building Officer of Transgender Europe – TGEU)
*W4: Academia and Policy: How to bridge the gap?
with Farah Merdabi (Activiste at MWASI, Afro-feminist Collective)
16:00 – 16:30 > Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30 > “Towards intersectional justice: Articulating demands and interests in an inclusive way” with :
*Clémence Zamora-Cruz (Steering Committee of Transgender Europe – TGEU)
*Jamie Schaerer (Anti-racism Consultant, Political Scientist & Community Organiser)
*Nikita Dhawan (Professor at University of Innsbruck, Austria)
*Daniel Gyamerah (Project Manager at Vielfalt Entscheidet) – tbc
> Moderation: Emilia Roig (Founder & Executive Director)
17:30 – 18:00 > Closing Remarks
18:00 – 20:00 > Reception
Venue accessible for wheelchair users
If you need ASL language, please contact us!
The event will take place in English. Whisper translation will be available in Arabic, Turkish, French and German.
This event is organized by the Center for Intersectional Justice, in cooperation with ICI Berlin, and generously funded by the Hertie Foundation.
The Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) is a newly founded non-profit organisation based in Berlin. Its mission is to make anti-discrimination and equality policy more inclusive and effective in Europe. CIJ tackles intersecting forms of structural inequality and discrimination through legal and policy advocacy, policy research and trainings.
The aim of the conference is to celebrate the launch of the Center for Intersectional Justice, recall the story behind this initiative and to provide an opportunity for social justice advocates and activists across Europe to connect.
We will discuss opportunities, challenges and steps ahead: Around what issues will our advocacy efforts be centered? How can the political obstacles and practical dilemmas be overcome? How can synergies, cooperation and common goal setting be promoted with other organisations active in the field of anti-discrimination?
Keynote address: Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
Opening address: Emilia Roig
Speakers: Nikita Dhawan, Kübra Gümüsay, Amandine Gay and many others!