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Conference: "Schools and Museums in a Society Shaped by Migration"

The "Schools and Museums in a Society Shaped by Migration" conference was held on 13–14 October 2014 at the Jewish Museum Berlin to mark the completion of the Diversity in Schools project. The following experts took part:

Eva Albert, Hermann Hesse School, Berlin

Eva Albert is a teacher at the Hermann Hesse School in the district of Kreuzberg in Berlin. She was involved in the Diversity in Schools project and participated in the working group "Educational Theater: Methods and Approaches for Educators in Schools and Museums."

André Barth, Ernst Schering Secondary School, Berlin

André Barth has taught at the Ernst Schering School (an integrated secondary school) in the Berlin district of Wedding since 2011. He studied German, history, and philosophy in Mainz and Freiburg and worked as a student teacher in the town of Staufen in Baden-Wurttemberg. He joined the Diversity in Schools project in 2012 and currently coordinates the project’s collaboration with his school.

André Barth contributed to:

Marlous Behrendt, Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung, Berlin

Marlous Behrendt has been active in the Diversity in Schools project at the Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung (German Children and Youth Foundation) since 2013. She holds a degree in peace and conflict studies and is keenly interested in change processes and the "essence of things." In the project she has been responsible for preparing events, documenting results, and providing communication and conceptual support.
Marlous Behrendt moderated the working group "We Want to Change Things – But Only with the Help of Others!"

Andrea Blaneck, Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung, Berlin

Andrea Blaneck has participated in the Diversity in Schools project at the Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung (German Children and Youth Foundation) since 2012. She has worked in a variety of other school development programs at the foundation since 2003. Her responsibilities include supervising networks and supporting and advising schools on change processes. She is an intercultural coach and a trained facilitator for school development and child and youth participation.

Andrea Blaneck moderated the working group "Diversity through Participation: How Student Participation Can Help Schools Manage Diversity Effectively." She also contributed to the working group "We Want to Change Things – But Only with the Help of Others!"

Franziska Bogdanov, Jewish Museum Berlin

Franziska Bogdanov majored in German literature and documentation studies and has worked at the Archive of the Jewish Museum Berlin for twelve years. In addition to her archival responsibilities, she has helped design and carry out Archive workshops since the workshop program began. At more than 150 workshops, she has gained diverse experience and met a wide variety of school students.

Franziska Bogdanov contributed to the working group "Working with Biographies to Increase Cultural Awareness."

Friedhelm Botsch, Hermann Hesse School, Kreuzberg, Berlin

Friedhelm Botsch works as a teacher at the Hermann Hesse School in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin. He is the director of the Department of Biology and Geography and the school officer responsible for drug prevention and media. Botsch has carried out several projects at the school, including the dialogue with the Jewish high school in Berlin on the occasion of the 2008 Gaza War. He took part in the Diversity in Schools project between 2012 and 2013.

Friedhelm Botsch contributed to the working group "Caught between Identification and External Perceptions: What Constitutes 'School'?"

Martina Brandes-Parow, B. Traven Secondary School, Berlin

Martina Brandes Parow is vice-principal of the B. Traven Secondary School in the Spandau district of Berlin and directs the Social Sciences Department there. She studied history, geography, and computer science at the Free University of Berlin and has worked at the Traven School for twenty years. She regularly serves as class teacher, primarily for children with learning disabilities. She is also responsible for all tenth-grade classes (ages 15–16). She has been active in the Diversity in Schools project since 2012 and coordinates the project’s collaboration with her school.

Martina Brandes-Parow contributed to the working group "Antisemitism in Social Media."

Rainer Brieske, Albrecht Dürer Academic High School, Neukölln, Berlin

Rainer Brieske teaches at the Albrecht Dürer Academic High School in the Neukölln district of Berlin and heads the school’s Social Sciences Department. He also serves on the advisory board of the Praxis Geschichte journal. He brings his students to the Jewish Museum Berlin’s Archive workshops every year. The Albrecht Dürer Academic High School is one of the Jewish Museum’s partner schools.

Rainer Brieske contributed to the working group "Working with Biographies to Increase Cultural Awareness."

Sandra Christall, Hermann Hesse School, Kreuzberg, Berlin

Sandra Christall has served as a social education worker at the Hermann Hesse School in Berlin since September 2013. She has a master’s degree in both education and social education.

Sandra Christall contributed to the working group "Diversity through Participation: How Student Participation Can Help Schools Manage Diversity Effectively."

Zahide Doğaç, teacher and intercultural coordinator, Hamburg

Zahide Doğaç has worked as a teacher and intercultural coordinator at the Mümmelmannsberg district school, a full-day school in Hamburg, since 2010. Her work focuses on creating intercultural awareness at the school and encouraging parents to participate in school life. She serves as spokesperson for the Hamburg-based Lehrkräfte mit Migrationsgeschichte (Teachers from Migrant Families) network and heads its steering committee "Intercultural Subject Teaching."

Zahide Doğaç participated in the panel discussion "A Three-Perspective Approach: Bringing Together an Interculturally Aware School, a Diversity-Focused Museum, and Anti-Discrimination Education."

Dr. Diana Dressel, Jewish Museum Berlin

Dr. Diana Dressel has directed the Education Department of the Jewish Museum Berlin since 2010. She studied education, Islamic studies, and Jewish studies in Cologne, Bonn, Duisburg, and Jerusalem, completing her degree in 2002. From 2003 to 2004, she worked as a DAAD language assistant at the University of Aleppo, Syria, and from 2003 to 2010 she gave group tours at the Bonn-based Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany). In 2009, she earned her doctoral degree at Cologne University with a dissertation titled History’s Stage: The Transformation of Local Dramas in Israel and Palestine.

Dr. Diana Dressel contributed to the following events:

Jutta Dücker, Ernst Schering Secondary School, Berlin

Jutta Dücker works as a teacher at the Ernst Schering School, an integrated secondary school in the Wedding district of Berlin, and directs its Art Department.

Jutta Dücker contributed to the working group "Exhibitions Are Created by Museums, Right?"

Dr. Anja Durdel, Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung, Berlin

Since 2001 Dr. Anja Durdel, who studied education, has played a central role in developing the Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung, initially as director of the Programs Department and since 2011 as director of the Programs and Communication Unit. She focuses on topics such as educational innovations and management in the education system.

Dr. Anja Durdel moderated the discussion with Professor Paul Mecheril and oversaw the closing event "Reflections on the Conference."

Meral El, Jewish Museum Berlin

Meral El is a cultural studies scholar, a social scientist, and a member of the Diversity in Schools project. She focuses on anti-discrimination, racism, migration, social inequality, and human rights. She is also a board member of the Migration Council of Berlin-Brandenburg and the Berlin Committee for Migration, Diversity, and Anti-Discrimination (LAMA) at the German Teachers’ Union (GEW).

Meral El moderated the working groups "Raising Awareness of Diversity" and "Caught Between Identification and External Perceptions: What Constitutes 'School?'"

Selman Erkovan, education specialist, Berlin

Selman Erkovan is a student teacher at the Ernst Schering School and the upper secondary section of the Vocational Education Center for Banking and Insurance. He trained to be a political science, sociology, and history teacher at the Free University of Berlin. One of Erkovan’s main interests is the question of identity in historically focused political education. He has led several workshops with Professor Bärbel Völkel, including a workshop in Dachau titled "Marginalized Groups of Inmates" and one in Berlin dealing with historical consciousness as a category in the discipline of history didactics.

Selman Erkovan participated in the working group "Learning about History in a Multiethnic Society."

Dr. Rosa Fava, Jewish Museum Berlin

Dr. Rosa Fava directed the Diversity in Schools project from 2012 to 2014. In 2013 she earned her doctorate from Hamburg University with the dissertation Teaching Nazism in a Multiethnic Society. After her internship as a student teacher of chemistry and history at an academic high school, she worked in political education for several years at various institutions, including the Neuengamme concentration camp memorial site in Hamburg.

Dr. Rosa Fava moderated the panel discussion "A Three-Perspective Approach: Bringing Together an Interculturally Aware School, a Diversity-Focused Museum, and Anti-Discrimination Education."

Martin Gegenheimer, Archiv der Jugendkulturen, Berlin

Martin Gegenheimer has a master’s degree in political science and directs the graffiti archive at the Archiv der Jugendkulturen (Archive of Youth Cultures). He also supervises the New Faces project and works as a freelance artist. The focuses of his work are antisemitism, right-wing extremism, graffiti/street art, and youth culture.

He contributed to the working group "Anti-Semitism in Social Media."

Grit Gottschalk, Ernst Schering School, Berlin

Grit Gottschalk has worked as a mathematics and physics teacher at the Ernst Schering School since 1999. Together with her colleague André Barth, she oversees one school class and is implementing the results of the Diversity in Schools project. For more than ten years, she has been active in continuing education for the Berlin districts of Mitte and Pankow and specializes in lesson development.

Grit Gottschalk contributed to the working group "Raising Awareness of Diversity."

Dr. Elke Gryglewski, Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte "Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz", Berlin

Dr. Elke Gryglewski is a political scientist. Since 1995 she has worked as a research associate for education at the "Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz" (House of the Wannsee Conference) memorial and educational center. For various national and international groups, she regularly holds study days devoted to the Wannsee Conference and the persecution and murder of European Jews. In addition, she is in charge of seminar work dealing with the question of how Nazism and the Holocaust have been treated since 1945 and how the past is treated in multiethnic societies.

Dr. Elke Gryglewski contributed to the working group "Historical Learning in a Multiethnic Society."

Ibrahim Gülnar, "Ostkreuz" mobile consulting team, Stiftung Sozialpädagoisches Institut, Berlin

Ibrahim Gülnar has worked as a project coordinator on the "Ostkreuz" mobile consulting team of the Stiftung Sozialpädagoisches Institut (Social Pedagogical Institute) since 2008. He is responsible for democratic development, human rights, and integration. He has been involved in the project "NÜRTIKULTI – Diversity Shapes Elementary Schools" for three years. He moved to Berlin in 2003 after completing civilian service and a commercial training program. In 2008 he took a master’s degree in Islamic studies and art history at the Free University of Berlin.

Ibrahim Gülnar contributed to the panel discussion "A Three-Perspective Approach: Bringing Together an Interculturally Aware School, a Diversity-Focused Museum, and Anti-Discrimination Education."

Ulrich Hipler, B. Traven Secondary School, Berlin

Ulrich Hipler has taught at the B. Traven Secondary School since 1980. He serves as director of studies and head of the German Department and is a member of the Diversity in Schools project.

Ulrich Hipler contributed to the working group "Diversity in Literature for Young People."

Sarah Hiron, Jewish Museum Berlin

Sarah Hiron directs the Jewish Museum Berlin’s educational outreach programs. As part of the on.tour initiative, museum staff regularly visit schools throughout Germany that are unable to come to the museum. In the museum’s early years, Sarah Hiron worked as a research assistant and was responsible for the sections of the permanent exhibition devoted to National Socialism and the postwar period. Since the museum opened in 2001, she has been a member of the Education Department. As a trained historian, she has developed antisemitism courses and programs for the permanent exhibition and has also overseen archive education.

Sarah Hiron moderated the working group "Working with Biographies to Increase Cultural Awareness."

Steffen Jost, Max Mannheimer Study Center, Dachau

Steffen Jost is deputy director at the Max Mannheimer Study Center in Dachau. He majored in history, Spanish, and peace and conflict studies in Marburg and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. His dissertation deals with memory and the public nature of urban space and examines early twentieth-century Seville as an example. His historical work also examines the persecution of Sinti and Roma and the question of how this chapter of history is taught.

Steffen Jost contributed to the working group "Marginalized Biographies: Using the Life Stories of Jews, Roma, and Sinti in Educational Work."

Beate Klammt, former staff member of the Anne Frank Center, Berlin

Beate Klammt, former director of the Ann Frank Center project "First and Foremost, I Am a Human Being," is a specialist in historically focused political education who develops exchange projects between Turkey and Germany.

Klammt contributed to the working group "Working with Biographies to Increase Cultural Awareness."

Heidemarie Link, B. Traven Secondary School, Berlin

Heidemarie Link teaches physical education, geography, mathematics, art, ethics, and German at the B. Traven Secondary School in the Spandau district of Berlin. She is a member of the Diversity in Schools project.

Heidemarie Link contributed to the working group "Educational Theater: Methods and Approaches for Educators in Schools and Museums."

Silvia Linnenbürger, B. Traven Secondary School, Berlin

Silvia Linnenbürger is an ethics and art teacher at the B. Traven Secondary School in the Spandau district of Berlin. She is a member of the Diversity in Schools project.

Silvia Linnenbürger contributed to the working group "Exhibitions are Created by Museums, Right?"

Evelin Lubig-Fohsel, Committee for Migration, Diversity, and Anti-Discrimination of the German Teachers’ Union, Berlin

Until she retired, Evelin Lubig-Fohsel, who holds a master’s degree in education and ethnology with a regional focus on Turkey, was involved in various intercultural projects at the State Institute for Schools and Media (LISUM) and taught at the German-Turkish European School in Berlin. She currently works freelance in fields such as continuing teacher education and as a textbook author specializing in intercultural education and in schools in multiethnic societies. She is a board member of the Berlin Committee for Migration, Diversity, and Anti-Discrimination (LAMA) and represents the Berlin chapter of the German Teachers’ Union in this capacity on the Federal Committee for Migration, Diversity, and Anti-Discrimination (BAMA).

Evelin Lubig-Fohsel contributed to the panel discussion "How Can Political Leaders and Society Support Intercultural Awareness at Schools?"

Dr. Nkechi Madubuko, moderator and author, Marburg

Dr. Nkechi Madubuko holds a PhD in sociology and is a trained television editor. She has worked as a freelance moderator for fifteen years. She completed her dissertation in 2010 as a fellow at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. In 2010 Springer VS published her sociological study of the social acceptance and discriminatory pressure suffered by black Germans and migrants of European origin in the working world.

Dr. Nkechi Madubuko moderated the panel discussion "How Can Political Leaders and Society Support Intercultural Awareness at Schools?"

Vera March Berg, Refik Veseli School, Berlin

Vera March Berg has worked for the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Otto Weidt Museum since 2005. She carries out the "history workshop" elective that the Jewish Museum Berlin offers within the framework of its partnership with the Refik Veseli School in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin. Since 2014 she has also taught English and mathematics at the school.

Vera March Berg contributed to the working group "Film as a Method in Anti-Discrimination Education."

Lilo Martens, Senate Department of Education, Youth Affairs, and Science, Berlin

Lilo Martens has worked as specialist in intercultural education and language across the curriculum at the Berlin Senate Department of Education since 2010. She teaches English, history, and social studies. For many years Lilo Martens worked at secondary school level II in the German school system (vocational education/social welfare services). She has accepted various foreign assignments from the Federal Office of Administration and taught German teachers at Gdańsk University, Poland, and the University of Brno, Czech Republic.

Lilo Martens participated in the working group "Language across the Curriculum."

Prof. Dr. Paul Mecheril, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Paul Mecheril has served as professor of intercultural education at the Institute of Education at Oldenburg University since 2011. He also directs the university’s Center for Migration, Education, and Cultural Studies. He previously held the chair for intercultural learning and social change at Innsbruck University and taught for many years at Bielefeld University. He studied psychology and philosophy and served as a member of the Diversity in Schools advisory board.

Professor Paul Mecheril gave the introductory talk "Fond of Difference and Critical of Discrimination: The Challenges Facing Educational Institutions in a Multiethnic Society."

Leontine Meijer-van Mensch, Museum of European Cultures – State Museums of Berlin

Leontine Meijer-van Mensch has been deputy director of the Museum of European Cultures – State Museums of Berlin since May 2014. She previously worked as a lecturer in museum studies and museum ethics at the Reinwardt Academy (the Amsterdam University of the Arts). She is a board member of the Committee for Collecting (COMCOL) at the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Leontine Meijer-van Mensch contributed to the panel discussion "A Three-Perspective Approach: Bringing Together an Interculturally Aware School, a Diversity-Focused Museum, and Anti-Discrimination Education."

Heinrich Meise, Refik Veseli Secondary School, Berlin

Heinrich Meise has worked as a special needs educator and history teacher at various schools in Kreuzberg since 1981. He has been involved in many of the projects that the Refik Veseli School has carried out with non-school-affiliated partners.

Heinrich Meise contributed to the working group "Caught Between Identification and External Perceptions: What Constitutes 'School?'"

Michael Merbitz, B. Traven Secondary School, Berlin

Michael Merbitz teaches German, history, and German as a foreign language at the B. Traven Secondary School in the Spandau district of Berlin. He also serves as class teacher for one of three classes giving priority to German language learning.

He contributed to the working group "Working with Biographies to Increase Cultural Awareness."

Gunnar Meyer, BildungsBausteine gegen Antisemitismus, Berlin

Gunnar Meyer studied history and Jewish studies. He is a member of the working group BildungsBausteine gegen Antisemitismus (Educational Strategies against Antisemitism) and works as an education specialist for issues such as gender equality, racism, and the promotion of democracy.

He contributed to the working group "Film as a Method in Anti-Discriminatory Education."

Özcan Mutlu, member of the Bundestag for Alliance 90/the Greens, Berlin

Özcan Mutlu is a German politician and a member of the Alliance 90/the Greens group in the eighteenth German Bundestag. In 1999 he was elected education policy spokesman for Alliance 90/the Greens and until 2006 he was responsible for integration and migration policy on the Committee on Internal Affairs. In addition, in 2011, he was appointed deputy chair of the Education Committee and joined the Committee for European and Federal Affairs, Berlin-Brandenburg, and Media.

Özcan Mutlu participated in the panel discussion, "How Can Political Leaders and Society Support Intercultural Awareness at Schools?"

Toan Nguyen, Bildungswerkstatt Migration & Gesellschaft, Berlin

Toan Nguyen is a freelance expert on political education with a focus on anti-discrimination/diversity, racism, and empowerment in educational work inside and outside schools. In addition, he coaches representatives of civil society and provides support for reflection on practical work. He teaches at a variety of universities and is just completing his doctoral thesis, titled Experiences of Racism and the Empowerment of Students of Color.

Toan Nguyen led the working group "Learning to Talk about Racist Discrimination."

Katharina Obens, Lernkultur – Institut für Bildungsforschung und Evaluation, Berlin

Katharina Obens holds a master’s degree in psychology and works as an educational researcher and history didactics specialist with a focus on emotion and history learning. The institutions she has supported include the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Topography of Terror.

Katharina Obens contributed to the working group "Marginalized Biographies: Using the Life Stories of Jews, Roma, and Sinti in Educational Work."

Tanja Petersen, Jewish Museum Berlin

Tanja Petersen studied history and biology at the Free University of Berlin and from 2003 to 2015 directed the Education Department of the Jewish Museum Berlin. Between 2004 and 2009, for the Materials for Schools series (more information on our website), she was responsible for the development and publication of "annotated sources/documents" pertaining to Nazism, Jewish worlds, and the nineteenth century. Tanja Petersen has served as first chair of the Arbeitskreis Museumspädagogik Ostdeutschland e. V. (Museum Education Working Group for East Germany) since 2008.

Tanja Petersen moderated the event "Reflections on the Conference."

Gabriele Rohmann, Archiv der Jugendkulturen, Berlin

Gabriele Rohmann is a social scientist and journalist who directs the Archiv der Jugendkulturen (Archive of Youth Cultures). She has published numerous works on the political and cultural education of young people and adults, as well as on youth culture, antisemitism, right-wing extremism, racism, and gender.

Gabriele Rohmann contributed to the working group "Antisemitism in Social Media."

Anja Scheffer, actress and director, Berlin

Anja Scheffer is a freelance actress and director. In 2009 she began working at schools, mainly in the fields of theater, film, and video-editing. She has served as a concept developer and director for various interdisciplinary artistic projects with artists from SIDEviews and is in charge of the art direction of the website www.side-views.de. Since 2011, as part of the program "Cultural Agents for Creative Schools," she has collaborated with "cultural agent" Silke Ballath to develop the drama program at the Refik Veseli School in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin.

Anja Scheffer contributed to the working group "Educational Theater: Methods and Approaches for Educators in Schools and Museums."

Markus Schega, Nürtingen Elementary School, Berlin

Markus Schega has directed the Nürtingen Elementary School at Mariannenplatz in Kreuzberg since 2009. He previously taught at three Kreuzberg elementary schools and coordinated the project "Kids Make Art with Media" in the program KuBiM (Cultural Education in the Media Age), which was offered by the Federal and State Government Commission for Educational Planning and Research Funding. Furthermore, he has organized numerous projects with artists, including "NÜRTIKULTI – Diversity Shapes Elementary Schools", which was held at the Nürtingen Elementary School from 2011 to 2014.

Markus Schega contributed to the working group "Caught between Identification and External Perceptions: What Constitutes 'School?'"

Fabian Schnedler, Jewish Museum Berlin

Fabian Schnedler studied literary studies, theater studies, and musicology and has worked as an education specialist for the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Schöneberg Youth Museum. He has been a member of the Education Department of the Jewish Museum Berlin since 2013 and is responsible there for school partnerships and archive education. As part of the partnership with the Refik Veseli School in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, he helps develop concepts for history teaching.

Fabian Schnedler contributed to the working groups "Learning about History in a Multiethnic Society" and "Film as a Method in Anti-Discrimination Education."

Karin Schreibeis, "Ganztägig Lernen" service agency

Karin Schreibeis joined the "Ganztägig Lernen" service agency in 2012. After studying theater, musicology, Italian literature, and adult education, she worked from 2002 to 2013 as an education specialist for children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of continuing education programs and seminars focusing on democratic education, participation, and the prevention of extremism.

Karin Schreibeis contributed to the working group "Diversity through Participation: How Student Participation Can Help Schools Manage Diversity Effectively."

Dr. Michael Senn, director of the after-school program of the Nürtingen Elementary School, Berlin

Dr. Michael Senn studied history, philosophy, and Jewish studies in Berlin and Jerusalem. In 2002 he earned his PhD at the Center for Research on Antisemitism with a dissertation on the question of the legitimacy of the political order. He has devoted himself to educational work since 1999 and was appointed director of the after-school program of the Nürtingen Elementary School in 2012.

Dr. Michael Senn contributed to theworking group "Caught between Identification and External Perceptions: What Constitutes 'School'?"

Laura Söllner, educational theater specialist, Berlin

Laura Söllner studied theater, film, and media studies in Vienna. There she was involved in a "free-forum" theater group, which she also directed. She is a co-founding member and director of the independent theater group Freulein Jakob in Vienna and assistant director of the Theater des Kindes (Theater of the Child) and Theater der Jugend (Theater of Youth).

Laura Söllner contributed to the working group "Educational Theater: Methods and Approaches for Educators in Schools and Museums."

Ulrike Wagner, Leipzig University

Ulrike Wagner is a teacher in the field of political education at the Institute for Political Science of Leipzig University. Her work focuses on education in a multiethnic society, anti-discrimination pedagogy, and memory policy. She studied political science and history at the Universities of Leipzig and Stockholm and is a freelance political education coach. From 2012 to 2014, she was a member of the Diversity in Schools project at the Jewish Museum Berlin, working in the field of teacher training and school development with a focus on migration, diversity, and cultural education.

Ulrike Wagner moderated the working groups "Learning about History in a Multiethnic Society" and "Marginalized Biographies: Using the Life Stories of Jews, Roma, and Sinti in Educational Work."

Jutta Weimar, group moderator and facilitator, Berlin

Since 2002, Jutta Weimar, who holds a master’s degree in geography, has worked as a facilitator, trainer, and coach in the fields of change management, leadership development, and large group moderation. She previously worked for eight years in the IT industry and oversaw software-supported change projects at large social services companies. She was a facilitator in the Diversity in Schools project.

Jutta Weimar moderated the World Café and the working group "Antisemitism in Social Media."

Nina Wilkens, Jewish Museum Berlin

Nina Wilkens has worked in the Education Department of the Jewish Museum Berlin since 2001. She studied theater and cultural studies at Berlin’s Humboldt University and in 2013 organized the book week "VielSeitig – Diversität in der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur" (ManySided – Diversity in Literature for Children and Young People). She regularly hosts reading events for Berlin school students within the framework of the "Berlin Book Islands" organized by Kulturkind.

Nina Wilkens moderated the working group "Diversity in Literature for Young People."

Dr. Czarina Wilpert, Eine Welt der Vielfalt

Dr. Czarina Wilpert is a sociologist and diversity coach. Since 1996 she has focused on migration research and equal opportunity at the Center for Technology and Society at TU Berlin. In 1996 she founded Eine Welt der Vielfalt Berlin (A World of Diversity Berlin) and currently works as a coach at the World of Difference Institute of the CEJI ("A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe") in Brussels. She recently studied the effects of EU anti-discrimination directives.

Dr. Czarina Wilpert contributed to the working group "Awareness of Diversity."

Petra Zwaka, Berlin Youth Museum

Petra Zwaka is director of the Association of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg Regional Museums in Berlin and has organized numerous exhibitions and publications on the cultural historz of the city and the district. In 1994, she founded the Berlin Youth Museum as an integral part of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg Museum. Its staff regularly develop intercultural projects for young people. Since 2005 she has served as deputy chairman of the Federal Association of German Children’s and Youth Museums and as board member of Hands-on! Europe, an association of European children’s museums.

Petra Zwaka contributed to the working group "Exhibitions are Created by Museums, Right?"

The Diversity in Schools project was carried out by the Jewish Museum Berlin in cooperation with the German Children and Youth Foundation (DKJS) and funded by Stiftung Mercator.

Contact

Diana Dressel
Head of Education Department
T +49 (0)30 259 93 515
d.dressel@jmberlin.de

Address

Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9–14
10969 Berlin

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