What's up with class?!


Wednesday, 15 May 2019

9:30 - 18:00


Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstraße

Urbanstraße 21, 10961 Kreuzberg

Berlin, Germany

Registration here

Childcare will be provided.

Accessible for wheelchair users.

German/English translation.


Full Programm here

Not: Race vs. Class

But rather: Race and Class!

We no longer want to engage in the race vs. class debate and aim to reclaim the conversation about class. Intersectionality has always been about class and capitalism and any conversation about class will remain incomplete unless we highlight the ways in which class inequalities are inherently intertwined with race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality and migration status.

The aim of this all-day event it to open up a space for exchange in order to approach class and capitalism from an intersectional perspective.

In various inputs, workshops and discussion rounds, a number of topics will be broached, topics that deal with the intertwining of race and class as well as further categories of discrimination and oppression. The thematic focal points will be:

  • The link between colonialism, racism and capitalism
  • Care work
  • Reproductive justice
  • Public space

All topics deal in particular with questions of participation, exclusion and inclusion as well as barriers to access in the context of race and class.

Our aim is explicitly to take ordinary conversations about classism and include categories like race and migration. Our aim is to illustrate how race and class are interwoven as social categories in a wide variety of areas - on an institutional, structural as well as everyday level.

This event is a cooperation between xart splitta, the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) and the Bildungswerk of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and will be held together with the Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstrasse (NHU). It is part of the Shared Spaces project of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.