Anti-discrimination work

“Whoever is hostile to strangers is not worthy of being a member of our university.”

Resolution by the Senate of TU Braunschweig

The Gauss Friends stand for friendly coexistence in which all cultures are of equal value and importance, but also where getting to know new people is not affected by cultural differences. However, it is even more important to resolutely oppose ideologies such as racism and to stand up against discrimination, which also explains the zero-tolerance line against xenophobia and racism in Gauss Haus. This is therefore clearly stated in the values and house rules.

At the Gauss Friends in Braunschweig and the Gauss Humboldt Friends in Berlin several events against racism take place weekly:

In Berlin, a running group against racism meets on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., which begins with a short speech against xenophobia as well as a minute of silence each time, and which also clearly opposes racism through imprints on clothing or other symbols.

On Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., there is an online vigil against racism, in which virtual discussions and conversations are held to share personal experiences on various topics. The topic of the following weeks can be found on our program.
The vigils started after this year’s Festival contre le racisme, as the fight against racism is an ongoing process. The festival takes place once a year nationwide and celebrates the diversity of cultures with a colorful program while also symbolizing the commitment against xenophobia of any kind.

If you are also affected by discrimination or hostility, please contact us!

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