Gauss Tips

Here they are: The fresh weekly Gauss tips from January 27th to February 10th, 2021

Online exchange format: Bunte Heimatswelt – January 28th, 2021, from 7 p.m.

New job perspectives, education, but also terror, violence and war are the reason for many people to leave their home countries. Some of them are looking for new perspectives, security and a new home in Germany, but here they also have to face challenges to build a new home.

On 28.01.2021 a meeting of a special kind will take place: Locals and migrants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, get to know each other and talk together about topics away from war and destruction. The project aims to break down the cultural and linguistic distance between refugees and students. Refugees have the opportunity to talk about language barriers in their jobs as technicians or engineers in Germany or to share their experiences. Furthermore, there is the possibility to break with clichés and prejudices. The moderated exchange about individual experiences and perceptions will enable a new perspective and help to think outside the box.

Click here for the livestream, participation in the event is free of charge.

Online dance and music event: WENA! J.A.M.E. – January 31st, 2021, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

For Black History Month 2021 the show WENA! J.A.M.E. will be shown digitally. This is a 90-minute multimedia journey through selected, diverse contemporary music, dance and art styles from the African continent. The show showcases the recognition of contemporary pop cultures of the African continent. The Berlin-based collective Freak de L’Afrique consists of DJs, MCs, producers, brand influencers and event managers who represent the new and exciting young urban sound of major global cities. This movement consciously does not want to be pigeonholed, but uses diverse musical, media and fashion influences and is therefore to be understood as a reflection of a generation that has finished with pigeonholing and folkloric world music and consciously rethinks and lives innovative popular and global sounds and lifestyles for themselves and thus points pop culture in a new direction.

The show will take place via Zoom, and free registration via the online form is nessecary to attend. More information is available here.

Online event: What white people don’t want to hear about racism but should know – February 4th, 2021, 7:15 p.m.

Alice Hasters is a Black woman and is often confronted with uncomfortable questions in her everyday life: “But where are you really from?” Every question aimed at her “real” origin makes her feel the exclusion. Through personal experiences, Hasters reflects the diverse life situations in which Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) experience discrimination on a daily basis. Her book is a challenge to white people to become aware of their unreflective thoughts, statements and behaviors toward BIPOC – because even kindly intended comments reveal deep-seated racism. This is not about language regulations or bans, but about respectful interaction in a diverse society.

More information is available here, the event will take place via Zoom.