INAUGURATION CONFERENCE | Center for Intersectional Justice

INAUGURATION CONFERENCE | Center for Intersectional Justice

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ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry

Christinenstraße 18-19

10119 Berlin


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CIJ is born!

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 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

Speakers: Nikita Dhawan, Kübra Gümüsay, Amandine Gay and many others!

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Tentative Program (subject to change):


10:00 > Registration and Coffee

11:00 - 11:30 > Welcome Address with Emilia Roig (Founder & Executive Director)

11:30 – 12:15 > Keynote with Kimberlé 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)
*Clémence Zamora-Cruz (Steering Committee of Transgender Europe - TGEU)
*Jamie Schaerer (Anti-racism Consultant, Political Scientist & Community Organiser)
Moderation: Reni Eddo-Lodge (Journalist and Author)

13:30 - 14:30 > Lunch break


14:30 - 16:00 > World Cafés
Q1: Legal and policy frameworks: What needs to change?
Q2: Movement coalitions: Why? How?
Q4: Elections in Germany and elsewhere: How to bring intersectionality on the political agenda?
Q5: Academia and Policy: How to bridge the gap?

16:00 - 16:30 > Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30 > "Towards intersectional justice: Articulating demands and interests in an inclusive way" with :
*Jennifer Kamau (Spokesperson of International Women’s Space, Germany)
*Amandine Gay (Filmmaker, activist, journalist)
*Nikita Dhawan (Professor at University of Innsbruck, Austria)
*Daniel Gyamerah (Project Manager at Vielfalt Entscheidet) - tbc
Moderation: Antke Engel (Institute for Queer Theory)

17:30 - 18:00 > Closing Remarks

18:00 - 20:00 > Reception


Venue accessible for wheelchair users

Childcare on demand (please write us in advance)

This event is organized by the Center for Intersectional Justice, in cooperation with ICI Berlin, and generously funded by the Hertie Foundation.

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