Anti-racism is theory and practice to counter discrimination in the city and at the university. In the traditional lecture series Diversity, Gender & Intersectionality under the auspices of Vice-President Prof. Dr. Christina Hansen and the University’s Women's Representative Prof. Dr. Andrea Sieber and in cooperation with the Department for Diversity and Gender Equality, this winter is all about anti-racism and how we can understand it theoretically and live it practically in everyday university life, but also in e.g. the climate protection movement. Speakers from all over Germany and the UK will offer insights into the latest research on racism in international development cooperation, in educational institutions in Germany, and on how we can unlearn racism. The academic view will be joined by the perspective of civil society actors, such as the magazine makers OF COLOR. As a "Christmas present", Passau citizens and students will discuss their concrete approaches to anti-racist solidarity.
All these insights are based on intersectionality as a theoretical approach to analyse the entanglements of inequality through gender, class, ethnicity/nationality and age, among others. The university as a site of social change provides the space for debates on structural and institutional discrimination while seeking change. The diversification and decolonisation of teaching and research are challenges not only in everyday academic life. We will discuss with academics, civil society organisations and students how this can be achieved in Passau, throughout Germany and internationally. The theory and practice of anti-racism is the focus of this lecture series, which consciously relates academic analysis and social engagement.
More information: https://www.uni-passau.de/en/diversity-gender-equality/diversity/lecture-series-diversity-gender-intersectionality/