Sven Giegold
Member of the European Parliament – Greens/EFA Group

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Invitation – Online Conference | Structural Racism: Italian and German Perspectives in Exchange, Tuesday 14.07. 20-22

Limited seats, register right here.

Dear friends, dear interested,

the structural dimension of racist discrimination has become the focus of public debate as a result of the worldwide Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Demands for a holistic approach to the issue are being voiced not only in the USA but also in Europe.

One thing is clear: racism affects us all, individually and as a society – a discussion of the topic in society as a whole is therefore urgently needed.

But what structures are meant when we talk about structural racism? How do these structures of racist discrimination, some of which are invisible to the majority of society, affect access to education, the labour market or the judiciary? How can racism be identified in public institutions, in politics, in the security forces or even in media reporting? And how can we actively and purposefully stand up for an equal and anti-racist Europe?

Among other things, we will try to find answers to these questions together with our guests.

The aim of the evening is thus to make structures of racist discrimination more visible and to consider together where we can take action at European level to break up these structures in the long term.

When? On Tuesday, 14.07.2020 from 20:00 to 22:00

Our Panel:

  • Antonella Bundu – Member of the Florence City Council
  • Sarah-Lee Heinrich – Member of the Federal Board of Green Youth in Germany
  • Igiaba Scego – writer and academic
  • Alexandra Geese – MEP and initiator of #halfofit
  • Leila El Houssi – Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of Padua
  • Franziska Brantner – Member of the Bundestag and spokesperson for European policy

As space is limited, it is best to register right here!

The webinar will be held in Italian and German with simultaneous translation.

The interactive webinar format will allow all participants to actively participate in the debate and to contribute to the discussion with their own ideas and suggestions. Questions can be put to the speakers orally or in writing.

The webinar is part of the Italian-German campaign www.WeAreInThisTogether.eu – Sign up now!

We look forward to an exciting discussion with you and you.

With solidarity and European greetings

Alexandra Geese, Sven Giegold and Franziska Brantner