on Migration and Diversity
The academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin is expanding the scope of the museum activities by introducing a program about migration and diversity. Through different kinds of events - lectures, conferences, workshops, and panel discussions - the academy creates a platform for the discussion of Germany as an immigration country and the associated pluralization of society.
20 March 2014
"InderKinder" - On Growing up and Living in Germany
Reading and Discussion with Urmila Goel and Nisa Punnamparambil-Wolf
Since the discussion on "Computer-Inder" and the campaign "Kinder statt Inder" in the year 2000, migration from India to Germany has gained public focus.
In the book "InderKinder," children of Indian immigrants - who themselves are no longer children but many of whom have children of their own - write about growing up and living as an "InderKind" in Germany. Their autobiographical stories and scientific essays provide diverse insights into stories of migration that nearly nobody has heard about, into processes of being "made different" and the sometimes more and sometimes less self-conscious use of attributions.
For detailed information on this event, click here.
Overview of further events
27 + 28 November 2014
"Media and Minorities. Questions of Representation and Integration in International Comparison" - Symposium in Cooperation with the Migration Council
Many members of the majority society come into contact with the topics of migration and integration primarily indirectly via press reports, radio, and social web. This fact makes the question of which images of migrants and their descendants are represented in the media and the impact of this portrayal on the recipient all the more important. In recent years, empirical studies on the themes of migration, integration, journalism, media content, and their effects have been conducted - their results, also seen from an international perspective, will be presented and discussed at the symposium. Key questions include: How has the representation of ethnic and religious minorities in recent decades developed in the German and US media? Does a higher proportion of media producers with a migration backgrounds automatically lead to greater balance in dealing with these issues? And finally: How should journalism training be designed to prepare journalists for reporting in pluralistic societies?
22 November 2013
Quo vadis Migration Politics? Panel Discussion. The panel discussion was part of the symposium "Migration and Integration Politics Today." A cooperation with the Migration Council.
On our blog, you will find a report about the symposium and further information on this event is available here.
5 + 6 December 2013
Social Exclusion and Politics of Anti-Discrimination and Minority Empowerment in Europe and the U.S. Conference in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the British Council.
Further information and a recording of this event can be found here.
15 January 2014
"New German Stories"
"We, the new Germans - Who we are, what we want"
Reading and Discussion with Alice Bota, Khuê Pham und Özlem Topçu
Further information on this event and a post on our blog about the series "New German Stories" can be found here.
20 February 2014
Is Higher Education a Safeguard Against Racism and Antisemitism?
Presentation of a Study followed by Panel Discussion
Further information on this event.