Right-wing extremism, everyday racism and racialized microaggressions, and pressure to “assimilate” – all of these constructs affecting racialized minorities result from an inability and unwillingness to respect and appreciate the radical diversity that underscores our societies.
Max Czollek (“De-integrate Yourselves”) and Mohamed Amjahid (“Among Whites: What It Means to Be Privileged”) are two Millennial generation voices that have emerged from Germany in recent years. With a critical, multidimensional approach, Czollek and Amjahid will examine the challenges faced by German and North American societies, as well as various visions for progress, by discussing them with experts in the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
After the first episodes of Radical Diversity in LA and Houston, the event series continues in Seattle, where Mohamed Amjahid discusses questions of liminality and safer spaces for artists, activists, and communities in gentrified neighborhoods with Elisheba Johnson (co-founder of the Black art center Wa Na Wari), writer and filmmaker Charles Mudede, and Rana San (Artistic Director of Northwest Film Forum).
“Radical Diversity” is presented by several Goethe-Institut locations in North America in collaboration with its pop-up branches, the Thomas Mann House, and the Institute for Social Justice & Radical Diversity under the sponsorship of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung North America.