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.