"Reach everyone on the planet..." - Kimberlé Crenshaw and Intersectionality
by Emilia Roig
With the publication, "Reach Everyone on the Planet ...," the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) and the Gunda Werner Institute want to honor Kimberlé Crenshaw and to illustrate the importance of the intersectional approach through a variety of contributions.
Speech given by Kimberlé Crenshaw at the Gala in her honor on April 28th 2019
by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Over the years I have argued that we can learn much more about intersectionality by understanding intersectionality not as a thing, but a way of seeing, thinking and doing — a way of talking back to the limited conceptions of social power that constrain our ability to take meaningful transformative action.
Creating intersectional justice at the CIJ Open Space
by Alice Kewellhampton
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.
Intersectionality in Europe: a depoliticized concept?
by Dr. Emilia Roig
CIJ's Executive Director Dr. Emilia Roig questions in this article written for the Völkerrechtsblog whether intersectionality has lost its political meaning and transformative power in Europe. She claims that "the gradual erasure of race from intersectionality by European feminist scholars has had far-reaching consequences for the fight for racial justice in Europe. It has classified “intersectionality” as a sub-discipline of gender studies and feminism, leaving out the political claims of racialized women."
CIJ's Associated Expert and Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Cengiz Barskanmaz elaborates in this article written for the Völkerrechtsblog how the framing of race in the German context is intrinsically linked to the legal responses to race-based discrimination and inequality. He argues that we need to reframe the way we think and analyse race and law in Europe in order to promote effective legal protection against racial discrimination and other related forms of discrimination.
Critical Race Theory: Une introduction aux grands textes fondateurs.
by Najwa Magot
CIJ's Associated Experts Prof. Hourya Bentouhami and Prof. Mathias Möschel launched the first book on Critical Race Theory in French. Executive Director Dr. Emilia Roig contributed to the book with a text on colorblindness and affirmative action in the French context.
The Racialization of Sexual Violence in Germany: Intersectional Politics in a Post-feminist Era
by Stefanie Boulila (Associated Expert)
CIJ's Associated Expert Stefanie C. Boulila co-authored with Christiane Carri an article on the racialization of sexual violence in Germany. They explain why it is detrimental to feminist agendas at large. They contend that "Cologne illustrated the difficulty of addressing systemic injustices in a climate that is both committed to the post-feminist contention that sexism is a reminiscence of a past and that anti-racism is a distraction from ‘the real dangers’ that immigration brings about."