2009, Sat, Jun 06

Beyond Multiculturalism?

Envisioning the Immigration Society

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10 a.m. Panel 4
EVERYTHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT? WHAT THE U.S. AND EUROPE CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER
In conversation: Michael Werz, Transatlantic Fellow of the German Marshall Fund, Washington DC, and Yasemin Soysal, University of Essex.
Moderator: Sergey Lagodinsky, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung

"Religion, Migration and Confusion. Why Germany and the United States are so different” is the topic of Michael Werz’s recently published essay of the same name. Can the experiences of the United States be compared with those of Europe, or even be considered applicable? What exactly are the specific conditions for migration and diversity in the European welfare states? More about the participants...

12 h forum policy
ENSURING PARTICIPATION - WHAT POLICY IS NEEDED FOR THE IMMIGRATION SOCIETY?
Mark Terkessidis, migration researcher and journalist, Cologne / Berlin In conversation with Günter Piening, Commissioner of Integration and Migration, Berlin Senate, and Ayça Polat, Commissioner of Integration, City of Oldenburg

How can participation in immigration societies be encouraged and developed? Where is the exclusion of social groups taking place in Germany? How do we overcome stigma and structural discrimination? And: How do we establish opportunities and equal access between diverse social groups without classifying them according to their descent and ethnicity? More about the participants...

3 p.m. Culture Forum
CULTURES IN MOTION – HOW DO NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS COME TO TERMS WITH TRANSNATIONAL CULTURE?
Cilly Kugelmann, Deputy Director, Jewish Museum Berlin
Mely Kiyak, author and journalist, Berlin
Filipa César, artist, Lisbon / Berlin
Moderator: Fatema Mian, journalist

What impact does diversity have on Germany’s sense of culture, when culture still is decisively informed by the notion of nation—and how do cultural institutions respond to it? Mobility and migration have proven to be a creative resource and potential for artistic creativity, especially in the cultural arena. Why has this development not been represented in major productions and institutions? More about the participants...

5.15 p.m. Final discussion
BEYOND MULTICULTURALISM - CHALLENGES FOR THE IMMIGRATION SOCIETY
A conversation with Wilfried N'Sondé, musician and author, Kien Nghi Ha, political and cultural sciences scholar, and David Hollinger historian.

1989 to 2009 – The Day After Tomorrow: Since its opening 20 years ago, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt has continuously created a platform for debates about multiculturalism. This final discussion with representatives from the areas of culture and science will sum up the critical debate around this term and take a look into future, to the challenges facing future European immigration societies. More about the participants...

Sun June 21, 6-7 p.m. HausRadio
BEYOND MULTICULTURALISM - A RADIO FEATURE

A new generation of radio-journalists reports from the Congress: Reporters from the association "The DeuKische generation." "DeuKisch" stands for how it feels to be of Turkish descent and growing up bilingual and bicultural in Germany. Distancing themselves from the traditional role of the immigrant, they consider themselves as integral and influential members of German society.

Live broadcast on 97.2 FM and live streaming on www.myspace.com/Hausradio , Podcast www.hkw.de/hausradio

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