news & events

What's up with class?!
"It's not about race, it's about class!" We no longer want to engage in the race vs. class debate and aim to reclaim the conversation about class.

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Gala for and with CIJ President Kimberlé Crenshaw
30 years ago, Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term "intersectionality" to describe the interplay of different forms of oppression. Let's celebrate intersectionality in Europe!

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Creating intersectional justice at the CIJ Open Space
In November 2018, CIJ came together to celebrate its one year anniversary in a big community gathering and open space event. Activists and community leaders from across Europe convened in Berlin for a joyful, empowering event that connected us, helped unite our communities, and created ideas and strategy for the coming year.

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CIJ Community Open Space
The time has finally come! The Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) will hold its First Community Open Space in Berlin, as a follow-up to the inauguration conference which took place in September last year.

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Intersectionality: a tool for Equality and Justice in Europe
This European symposium will take place on 3 October 2018 in Brussels and a joint project by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) in partnership with the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ).

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3rd Annual Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe
The third edition of the Symposium Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe is taking place in Berlin! CIJ is proud partner of this wonderful event meant to bring WoC perspectives to the forefront.

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CIJ turns One! A look back at the Inauguration.
It has been a year since the inauguration conference! CIJ has been thriving and growing since then, let's take a look back at the wonderful start into CIJ's first year.

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Black Lives Matter U.S. Community Exchange on Intersectional Feminism
A delegation of Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements from the United States is in town for a week and we would like to create a space for exchange and solidarity with Black and POC social justice activists. This informal community meet-up will revolve around INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM in light of the BLM movement in the U.S. and in Europe. How can we make our racial justice movement more intersectional and inclusive of feminist, queer, trans*, non-binary and disability issues? What can we learn from each other in that regard?

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At the Intersections: Being Queer and of Color - Art, Spirituality, Love & Politics
This panel will explore how art, spirituality, love and politics intersect in the existence and experiences of Black and of Color queer people. How can we link spirituality and politics of liberation in mutually feeding ways? What role can art play in social justice and liberation movements? How can we promote love and acceptance in our communities while at the same time struggling with feelings of anger, frustration and (self-)rejection?

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Coaching Workshop with Marie Dasylva.
Black women* and women* of Color are experiencing sexism and racism in the workplace due to their gender and their race, ethnicity, religion, name and/or skin color. We routinely experience micro-aggressions, exploitation, harassment, verbal and psychological violence without knowing that many others face similar situations. We often are not equipped to deal with the psychological and emotional burden that they cause and scientific research has shown that women of color and Black women are statistically more prone to depression and mental illness than white women and Black men/men of color.

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