Days of Antidiscrimination 3

 

When? Save the Date: 28th November–2nd December 2022
Where? On both campuses and online
What? Five days of mutual exchange, workshops, discussions and performances, thematic focus on intersectional approach to racism
Who? Organized by International and Political Education Department, AStA and the Vice-President for Internationalisation and Diversity
How? moodle@HSRW

 

Timetable

 

Monday, November 28th, Kleve

Workshop by Dr. Prasad Reddy (10am–4pm)
"I see, what you don't see: Universities are not Zones devoid of Racism/Discrimination“

Target group: Students & teachers
Registration: Number of participants is limited, please register by Nov. 21st by email to Diversity@hochschule-rhein-waal.de
Room: Kleve, Building 4, Second floor, Senate hall (04 02 004)

Further information: How do I deal with prejudice, power and ideologies of superiority and inferiority of myself and others? This involves, among other things, not only interpreting "cultural frames", but also looking at various other potentially discriminatory factors such as gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, mental and physical challenge, etc.

The interactive workshop will provide you with initial ideas for a prejudice-conscious approach to diverse potentials and barriers for educational work and social participation by designing the space for self-reflection, short professional inputs and individual, pair and small group work as well as facilitated exchange of experiences on the campus, professional and daily-life experiences in the field of  Racism and Antidiscrimination.

 

Opening event (5–7 p.m.)

Keynote by Dr. Prasad Reddy: "Anti-Bias Education: A Compassionate and Scientific Strategy for dealing with Racism and Discrimination in Educational Settings"
Followed by a panel discussion

Target group: All university members
Registration: No registration required
Room: Kleve, Lecture hall, Second floor, lecture hall 4 (01 02 002)

Keynote information: Antidiscrimination and social inclusion are not automatically to be assumed to be in place because a university serves students from various nations. Racism and antidiscrimination are systemic problems and not just series of incidents. All of us are confronted with this issue – either as perpetrators or targets, as teachers or as students. In this context, the concept of Antibias Education serves as a constructive way of dealing with overt and covert biases and mechanisms of discrimination. It is a political and action-oriented strategy which focuses on various forms of discrimination based on, among other factors, race, ethnicity, caste, economic class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. Thereby a critical examination of Attitudes, Power and Ideologies of Superiority and Inferiority plays a central role.

Prasad Reddy is the founder and managing director of the Centre for Social Inclusion, Migration and Participation (ZSIMT) in Bonn. He holds a PhD in educational science and has several years of international professional experience as an expert, project manager, consultant and speaker in the fields of diversity management in the non-profit sector and social participation.

Paneldiscussion with Dr. Reddy, Dr. Rona Jualla van Oudenhoven (Radboud University Nijmegen), Ibrahim Bageya (Diversity Commission, HSRW-student International Taxation and Law), hosted by Prof. Dr. Tatiana Zimenkova (Vice-President for Internationalization and Diversity) and supported by Lidia Rosenfeld and Mia Parker (International and Political Education Department, AStA)

Dr. Rona Jualla van Oudenhoven [she.her] is the chief diversity officer of Radboud University Nijmegen for the past two and a half years. She is responsible for the diversity, equity and inclusion [DEI] mandate of the university, which naturally includes addressing disparities and issues of discrimination. She has worked internationally as an education and equity consultant. Prior to being here she spent 11 years in the Canadian equity context. Her most recent publication is The Myth of Child Welfare: An Equity Guide for Change. The Myth of Child Protection. An Equity Guide for Change - Gompel&Svacina (gompel-svacina.com)

The Opening-Event will be framed with music by Rahat and the handing over of the DAAD-Award 2022

 

Tuesday, November 29th, appr. Online

Workshop by Dr. Sardar M. Kohistani (9–12.30 pm)
How unconscious bias is impacting us – Blinds spot in daily cooperation

Target group: Administrative staff
Registration: Number of participants is limited, please register by Nov. 23rd by email to Diversity@hochschule-rhein-waal.de

Further information: Stereotypes influence us unconsciously in daily cooperation and togetherness. They help us to simplify the complexity of our environment. The imprints of unconscious assumptions are deeply anchored in us. But they can also tempt us to judge or treat others unfairly without realizing it. They also have an effect in administrative interaction. The willingness to deal with one's own unconscious bias and structural prejudices helps to track down misunderstandings in cooperation more quickly. This workshop provides impulses to raise awareness of blind spots in day-to-day collaboration.

 

Workshop von Dr. Christine Issa (9–12.30 Uhr)
Wie unbewusste Vorannahmen unser Handeln beeinflussen – Blinde Flecken in der täglichen Zusammenarbeit

Zielgruppe: Mitarbeiter*innen in Technik und Verwaltung
Anmeldung: Die Workshopplätze sind begrenzt, bitte melden Sie sich bis zum 23. November via Mail an Diversity@hochschule-rhein-waal.de an.

Weitere Informationen: Stereotype beeinflussen uns in der täglichen Zusammenarbeit und im Miteinander. Sie helfen uns, die Komplexität unserer Umwelt zu vereinfachen. Dabei sind die Prägungen unbewusster Vorannahmen tief in uns verankert. Doch sie können uns auch zu unfairen Bewertungen oder Behandlungen anderer verleiten, ohne dass wir es bemerken. Auch im administrativen Zusammenspiel entfalten sie Wirkung. Die Bereitschaft, sich mit Stereotypen und strukturellen Vorurteilen auseinanderzusetzen unterstützt darin, Missverständnissen im Miteinander schneller auf die Spur zu kommen. Dieser Workshop liefert Impulse, um das Bewusstsein für blinde Flecken in der täglichen Zusammenarbeit zu schärfen.

 

Wednesday, November 30th, Kamp-Lintfort

Lecture performance by Crystal Hassell (6pm–7pm)
"Only Well-Intentioned People“

Target group: All university members
Registration: No registration required
Room: lecture hall, Seminar room 2 (01 00 110)

Further information: Well-intentioned people sometimes unintentionally and also unnoticed completely miss the mark. Painful, absurd but true situations are translated into scenes to show how 'subtle' and far-reaching everyday racism and discrimination can be. The solo provides an opportunity to engage in conversation about stereotyping, prejudice, privilege, white sensitivity, positioning,  among other things. The audience is stimulated to reflect upon their own behaviour during a discussion after the solo.

Crystal Hassell is a change agent, a process facilitator and developer of gender, anti-racism and intersectional educational projects, she is an art-educator and performer.

 

Thursday, December 1st, Online

Queerness and Religion Podium discussion (5pm–6.30pm)
"Can queer people pray?“ with expertise from Ines-Paul Baumann (MCC Köln, HSRW-graduate), Dr. Marziyeh Bakhshizadeh (HSRW, researcher, sociology of emotions, sociology of religion, women's rights in Islamic societies and cultures) and exchange with various university members, hosted by Prof. Dr. Tatiana Zimenkova, Vice-President for Internationalisation and Diversity

Target group: All university members
Registration: No registration required
Webexlink: To the event calendar

 

Friday, December 2nd, Online, Kleve

Lecture performance by Crystal Hassell (4pm–5pm)
"Only Well-Intentioned People“

Target group: All university members
Registration: No registration required
Room: Building 2, First floor, seminar room 5 (02 01 017)

Further information: Well-intentioned people sometimes unintentionally and also unnoticed completely miss the mark. Painful, absurd but true situations are translated into scenes to show how 'subtle' and far-reaching everyday racism and discrimination can be. The solo provides an opportunity to engage in conversation about stereotyping, prejudice, privilege, white sensitivity, positioning, among other things. The audience is stimulated to reflect upon their own behaviour during a discussion after the solo.

Crystal Hassell is a change agent, a process facilitator and developer of gender, anti-racism and intersectional educational projects, she is an art-educator and performer.

 

Workshop by Dr. Sardar M. Kohistani (9–12.30 pm)
Culture-Reflexive Communication in the classroom – Handling of low and high context in teaching and supervision

Target group: Teacher
Registration: Number of participants is limited, please register by Nov. 29th by email to Diversity@hochschule-rhein-waal.de

Further information: Effective teaching and cooperation with students from diverse cultural and versatile educational backgrounds, disciplines and mindsets is not an easy task but a challenging one. Various understandings and perspectives on commitments provide special challenges for teaching and supervision in international student groups.

This workshop aims to provide impulses for culture-reflexive communication as well as tips, and experience exchange about intercultural communication in teaching and supervision.

 

Workshop von Dr. Christine Issa (9–12.30 Uhr)
Kulturreflexive Kommunikation im Unterricht – Umgang mit „low and high context“ in Lehre und Betreuung

Zielgruppe: Lehrende
Anmeldung: Die Workshopplätze sind begrenzt, bitte melden Sie sich bis zum 29. November via Mail an Diversity@hochschule-rhein-waal.de an.

Weitere Informationen: Effektiver Unterricht und Zusammenarbeit mit Studierenden aus unterschiedlichen kulturellen und vielseitigen Bildungshintergründen, Disziplinen und Denkweisen ist keine leichte Aufgabe, aber eine herausfordernde. Unterschiedliches Verständnis und verschiedene Sichtweisen von Engagement stellen besondere Herausforderungen an Lehre und Betreuung in internationalen Studierendengruppen.

Dieser Workshop liefert Impulse für kulturreflexive Kommunikation sowie Tipps und Erfahrungsaustausch zur interkulturellen Kommunikation in Lehre und Betreuung.

 

Workshop von Patricia Redzewsky und Murat Akan (10–14 Uhr)
Grundlagen der Rassismuskritik

Zielgruppe: HSRW-Mitarbeiter*innen
Anmeldung: Die Workshopplätze sind begrenzt, bitte melden Sie sich bis zum 29. November via Mail an Diversity@hochschule-rhein-waal.de an.

Weitere Informationen: Bei dem Begriff Rassismus gehen bei vielen Menschen die Alarmglocken an. „Rassismus? Damit habe ich nichts zu tun.“ Diese Haltung führt oft dazu, dass sich die wenigsten mit ihren, meist unbewussten, rassistischen Denkweisen und Handlungen auseinandersetzen. Denn Rassismus ist ein gesamtgesellschaftliches Problem – wir reproduzieren Rassismus, institutionell, kulturell und individuell. Die Trainer*innen laden alle Hochschulmitarbeiter*innen ein diesen Kreislauf aufzubrechen, Grundlagen der Rassismuskritik kennenzulernen und auf das eigene Handeln zu übertragen.

Patricia Redzewsky ist Kulturwissenschaftlerin und leitet den Bereich „Strategie und Diversitätsentwicklung“ bei „akoma coaching & consulting“, ein Unternehmen, das mit einem Netzwerk aus Expert*innen Organisationen zu Diversitätsorientierter Organisationsentwicklung berät und Change Managementprozesse begleitet. Sie ist zertifizierte Coachin, systematische Beraterin, Organisationsentwicklerin und Diversity Trainerin mit langjähriger Erfahrung in der Begleitung von Führungskräften und Teams.

Murat Akan ist Historiker, Politikwissenschaftler und Europäischer Ethnologe. Er arbeitet bei der Kreuzberger Initiative gegen Antisemitismus im Kompetenzwerk Antisemitismus der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung und ist langjähriger Trainer und Berater in der historisch-politischen, kulturellen und entwicklungspolitischen Bildungsarbeit.

 

Workshop by SchwarzRund (12pm–4pm)
"Surviving White Academia“

Target group: All BiPoC university members
Registration: Number of participants is limited, please register by Nov. 29nd by email to Diversity@hochschule-rhein-waal.de

Further information: "Surviving White Academia" – yes, but how exactly? Answers to this question are diverse, contradictory, sad and hilarious. What actually colonial practices do to me? How can I take care of myself without blaming myself when at the end of the day I am still at the end of my rope? Together we will look for first steps together and the lecturer shares knowledge and experiences of other students.

SchwarzRund (-/they/@) came to Bremen as a Black German Dominican at the age of three and has been living in Berlin for over a decade. On schwarzrund.de and in various magazines they write about multidimensional life realities inside and outside of communities. They also negotiates this on stage as a speaker and poet. They studied cultural studies and gender studies for they bachelor’s and master’s degrees. they research focus is Queer Black Interventions and Afrx-Latinx Identities. She is currently doing a PhD in the Contested Democracy research group at the University of Erfurt on the understanding of democracy with Audre Lorde.