Discussion about thinking critically of racism with Tupoka Ogette

March 27, 2022, 12:00 p.m. (CEST)

Discussion and ARTE preview "Das Projekt Aufklärung" (The Enlightenment Project)

Time: March 27, 2022, 12:00 p.m. (CEST)
Venue: Hospitalhof Stuttgart, Büchsenstr. 33, 70174 Stuttgart
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Criticizing racism is not just a trend or a passing phase. This discussion with Tupoka Ogette shows that it is possible to learn to think of racism critically. Actively criticizing racism both in our thought and actions helps to shape and reshape society, creating a fairer world for all of us. Confronting racism gives us a new perspective, allowing us to see ourselves and our fellow human beings in a new light and thus enabling new perspectives and encounters. Racism occurs in every aspect of our lives and society, but often without us recognizing it or addressing it.

This conversation with Tupoka Ogette will take place on March 27, at 12 p.m., at the Hospitalhof in Stuttgart. The event is organized by Literaturhaus Stuttgart; International Center for Cultural and Technological Studies (IZKT); Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, City of Stuttgart, Department of Remembrance Culture; and the Evang. Bildungszentrum Hospitalhof Stuttgart. Event language is German.

Movie Screening

After the discussion and a short snack break, a preview of the first episode of the ARTE series "Projekt Aufklärung: Wie entsteht eine gerechte Welt?" will be shown at 2 p.m.

How do contemporary Enlightenment thinkers respond to global inequality, structural racism, and the consequences of colonialism? Author, political scientist and activist Emilia Roig visits Martinique and its deeply divided society where a few white people continue to enjoy privileges that the majority of people are excluded from. In the north of France, she visits her grandfather Jean-Pierre Roig, who spent a long time living on the African continent, but always viewed the world from the racist perspective of a colonial master. In Berlin, she meets the psychologist Steven Pinker. His theory is that mankind has been doing better and better since the 18th century: less poverty, less hunger, less violence. But is this really true? In the Chiemgau Alps, Emilia Roig organizes a meeting with Mariana Bozesan, a millionaire tech investor and member of the Club of Rome. What does equality mean to someone who has lived under communism and capitalism? The era of enlightenment began three centuries ago and brought with it freedom and progress, laying the foundation for the modern age. But what does enlightenment look like in the 21st century? The four-part ARTE series explores this question, and this event will feature a preview of the first episode.

The series will be broadcast on ARTE, beginning on April 13, 2022, in collaboration with ARTE and the Netzwerk der Literaturhäuser. Admission to the film is free.

About Tupoka Ogette
Tupoka Ogette was born in Leipzig in 1980, the daughter of a Tanzanian student and a German mathematics student. Shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall, she emigrated with her mother to West Berlin, where Ogette lived until she graduated from high school. Since 2012, Tupoka Ogette has worked nationwide as a consultant and trainer in the field of racism critique. In this role, she leads training courses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, appears as a speaker, and advises teams, organizations and companies. Her March 2017 handbook »exit RACISM. Rassismuskritisch denken lernen« became a bestseller. She lives with her family in Berlin.

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Tupoka Ogette
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