Tea & (Intercultural) talk
How can I present my interest in Germany and influence political decisions?
Social participation is often a difficult issue for migrants and people with a refugee history. Without a German passport you have no right to vote and there are also many other difficulties in getting involved in politics in another country. Nevertheless: since the 1990s, migrants have organized themselves in associations and have a long history with it. After a long struggle they are now very recognized in Germany and are used as dialogue partners e.g. appreciated for the development of national and local integration concepts. In this input I would like to invite you to discuss what an association is? what opportunities migrants have as an association? and show positive examples from the work of Leipzig migrant organizations. We are happy to pursue these and many other questions together with the Association of Bi-National Families and Partnerships at "Tea and Talk".
Wed, Jan 22, 2020 | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tea and talk: Asylum law as a human right:
Asylum law as a human right "Everyone has the right to seek asylum in other countries from persecution," says the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Information about the implementation of this obligation into national law will be given and discussed together.
Fri, Jan 24, 2020 | 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Parallel biographies: Two poets: Forugh Farrochzad, Iran & Sylvia Plath, USA
Two young poets from West and East are presented, both of whom critically question the situation of women and the society in which they live: Forugh Farrochzad (born 1934 in Tehran / Iran; died 1967) and Sylvia Plath (born 1932 in Messachusetts / USA; died 1963).
Fri, Mar 6, 2020 I 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Book launch Farzana.The woman who saved an empire. Farzana began her life as a powerless girl in the Mughal era (1526 to 1858 in the north Indian Indus Ganges plains around the cities of Delhi, Agra and Lahore). At the end of her life, she had become the leader of an impressive army. In Julia Keay's novel, her story is told vividly - in the power struggle between the imperial expansion of the East India Company and a fluctuating Mughal empire struggling to maintain its status as a ruling power. Farzana is one of the most remarkable and least known historical women of Asia in the 19th century.
Fri, May 8, 2020 I 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Islamic women in science: A short foray through history based on short biographies e.g. Fatima of Madrid, the Andalusian astronomer born 980 AD. BC in Cordoba or Dalia Mogahed, born in 1974. For a whole generation of young Muslim women, the qualified chemist with a master's degree in operational science is a role model. Today she works as a research director at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, DC.
Fri, June 5, 2020 I 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.