Combating Racism, Promoting Equality in European Organizations
The Black Lives Matter movement has prompted many Europeans to stand in solidarity with antiracist protesters in the USA and confront Europe’s own histories of racist violence, from colonial conquest and genocide to the structural discrimination of immigrants and minorities. How does this reckoning rhyme with Europe’s postwar self-image of a continent committed to peace and social justice? For our inaugural panel in our annual events series on Race and Antiracism in Europe, we have invited representatives of three European organizations to discuss the objectives and challenges of antiracist work with Masters students in German and European Studies.
A virtual discussion with:
Domenica Ghidei Biduu, Vice-chair of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Council of Europe. The ECRI is tasked by the Council of Europe to fight against racism, discrimination, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance in Europe.
Michaela Moua, office of the EU Commissioner for Equality. The Commissioner is charged with strengthening Europe’s commitment to inclusion and equality, leading the fight against discrimination, and developing EU anti-discrimination legislation.
Karen Taylor, chair of the European Network against Racism. ENAR is a pan-European anti-racism network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racism actors in Europe.
Angie F. Chermanz Monroy (MAGES 2023), Paul Sherman (MAGES 2023), and Flora Adamian (MAGES 2023)
This event is supported by the Michael C. Olshausen Fund.