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PEACE Int. Germany presents:
The African/Black Identity Series (ABIS)

 

From Tokenism to Black elitism:
The peril of the African/Black Communities (ABCs) in Germany

Symposium Date:
15th December 2018
Time:18:00 – 20:00 hrs
Place: SAVVY Contemporary

Plantagenstraße 31,
13347 Berlin
Your presence and contributions will be highly appreciated.
This event is only for the ABCs. SHARE and be part,🙏🏿🙏🏿✊🏿
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396507587149354/. 
For more info and direct registration: 
http://peace-int.org/en/2018/11/27/tokenism-to-black-elitism/
Email: berlin@peace-int.org
Tel: +49(0)1708788124

From Tokenism to Black elitism:
The peril of the African/Black Communities (ABCs) in Germany


African/Black Community (ABC) Networks and Movements in Germany are as old as colonialism, even dating back to the slave times. From trade to other varieties of derogatory and degrading contacts with and through our communities in the mother continent, its diaspora in Europe and Germany in particular, our people have suffered immensely.
Through the last 8 decades, there have been African/Black movements’ demands for their rights and against racist treatments, tantamount to recognition in Germany as citizens. The last 3 decades have seen some incremental gains in the direction of Tokenistic human rights, which we will call tokenism.
Nevertheless, in the last 15 to 20 years, some ABC networks in Germany began calling not only for equal representation, rights and opportunity but also for the liberation, restoration and emancipation of Africa from colonial entanglement and bondage. Their main objective is the total political, economic and socio-cultural independence from the colonial yoke and grip.
In these processes of Resistance of the African/Black VOICES in Germany, there have been different if not conflicting demands and rules of engagement from the Black Communities towards the state and predominantly “White Communities”. Some dominant individuals and/or groups with more resources have become the main VOICES, with the formation of certain “Elitist” groups within the ABC, which we term “Black Elitism”.
In our very first discussion on “The African/Black Identity Series (ABIS)”, we will be debating the “Tokenism” and “Elitism” within our Communities. We are going to use this event to analyse the different processes and the background ideologies behind them, scavenging through the different efforts to erect our VOICES in the German society. The purpose of this symposium is for peer exchanges and to diagnose the level of separation and the dangers of building parallel societies within our ABCs.
We hope for the participation of concerned and enlightened members of our Communities.
Your presence and contributions will be highly appreciated!

Tokenism is the practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing, especially by recruiting a small number of people from under-represented groups in order to give the appearance of gender or racial equality within a workforce.
Elitism is the belief or attitude that individuals who form an elite — a select group of people with a certain ancestry, intrinsic quality, high intellect, wealth, special skills, or experience — are more likely to be constructive to society as a whole, and therefore deserve influence or authority greater than that of others.
The panelists:

Sister *Adjei Millicent and
Brother **Senfo Tonkam
Moderator: Sister ***Anigo Badiane
The Symposium will be followed by a Community socialization:

Music: Louis Jean from the group Irie Rainbow DJ PEACEman
Dance: Ochieng Bridget & Co. will present the African Dance Group TEMBO
Symposium Date:
15th December 2018
Time:18:00 – 20:00 hrs
This event is only for the ABCs.
Place: SAVVY Contemporary
Plantagenstraße 31,
13347 Berlin
 

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