Migrant Feminism Continues!

Mousonturm Studio 1


Migrant feminist history is still omitted from the historiography of German women’s movements. So how might the past, present and future of the women’s movement in Germany be retold? What would a “redefinition” mean for Germany as a country of immigrants and as a (post-)migrant society? Based on the recently published book “Migrantischer Feminismus in der Frauen:bewegung in Deutschland (1985-2000)”(“Migrant Feminism in the Womxn’s Movement in Germany”) (edition assemblage, 2021), the event “Migrant Feminism Continues!” (as part of a two-day symposium at Frankfurt’s Goethe University) brings together older and younger activists to discuss and celebrate the history of migrant feminism in Germany across generations and to highlight connections between the historical and contemporary role of queer feminist migrants in the women’s movement in Germany.

Duration: 120 min
Language: German


6.00-6.30 pm: Welcome and presentation of the book and program.
With: Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez (editor of the book, Institute of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt), Pınar Tuzcu (editor of the book, Institute of Sociology, University Kassel), Ismahan Waya (Historical Museum Frankfurt), Concetta Mugavero (Studierendenwerk Kassel).

6.30-8.00 pm: Intergenerational dialogue between contributors to the book “Migrant Feminism” and young activists*.
Onur Suzan Nobrega (moderator, Institute for Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt)
Behshid Najafi (co-author of the book, human rights activist, agisra e.V. Cologne) with Sara Bahadori (activist student BIPoC unit Bonn)
Kook-Nam Cho-Ruwwe (co-author of the book, board member of DaMigra e.V., activist from the first generation of Korean female migrant workers in Germany) with Natalie Bayer (director Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum, Berlin)
Necla Açık (co-author of the book, sociologist and Research Fellow, Middlesex University London, UK) with Sarya Ataç (Kurdish activist, Vice Chair of the Presidium of the Frankfurt Municipal Council for Foreigners)
Nivedita Prasad (co-author of the book, professor at ASH Berlin and activist) with Christelle Nkwendja-Ngnoubamdjum (Mitherausgeberin ‘Spiegelblicke- Perspektiven Schwarzer Menschen in Deutschland’, Autorin, Referentin)

Info about the symposium here