Creating intersectional justice at the CIJ Open Space
by Alice Kewellhampton
In November 2018, CIJ came together to celebrate its one year anniversary in a big community gathering and open space event. Activists and community leaders from across Europe convened in Berlin for a joyful, empowering event that connected us, helped unite our communities, and created ideas and strategy for the coming year.
The time has finally come! The Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) will hold its First Community Open Space in Berlin, as a follow-up to the inauguration conference which took place in September last year.
3rd Annual Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe
by Linh Müller
The third edition of the Symposium Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe is taking place in Berlin! CIJ is proud partner of this wonderful event meant to bring WoC perspectives to the forefront.
Black Lives Matter U.S. Community Exchange on Intersectional Feminism
by Elia Fushi Bekene
A delegation of Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements from the United States is in town for a week and we would like to create a space for exchange and solidarity with Black and POC social justice activists. This informal community meet-up will revolve around INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM in light of the BLM movement in the U.S. and in Europe. How can we make our racial justice movement more intersectional and inclusive of feminist, queer, trans*, non-binary and disability issues? What can we learn from each other in that regard?
At the Intersections: Being Queer and of Color - Art, Spirituality, Love & Politics
by Emilia Roig
This panel will explore how art, spirituality, love and politics intersect in the existence and experiences of Black and of Color queer people. How can we link spirituality and politics of liberation in mutually feeding ways? What role can art play in social justice and liberation movements? How can we promote love and acceptance in our communities while at the same time struggling with feelings of anger, frustration and (self-)rejection?
Black women* and women* of Color are experiencing sexism and racism in the workplace due to their gender and their race, ethnicity, religion, name and/or skin color. We routinely experience micro-aggressions, exploitation, harassment, verbal and psychological violence without knowing that many others face similar situations. We often are not equipped to deal with the psychological and emotional burden that they cause and scientific research has shown that women of color and Black women are statistically more prone to depression and mental illness than white women and Black men/men of color.