Germany is an immigration society. The 800,000 newcomers who’ve arrived since 2015 have reminded us of this reality. 15,000 civil society initiatives have been created; immigrant organizations are more active than ever before, refugees are asking to take part. At the conference, Face it!, initiatives will work with institutions and media for greater networking and will discuss how a realistic image of the immigration society can arise beyond populist debates.
The conference will close at HKW with a discussion on how public television can be used to present a realistic image of immigration society beyond clichés and stereotypes.
Hatice Akyün, author and journalist
Thelma Buabeng, actress
Anja Dihrberg, managing board German Casting Association
Pegah Ferydoni, actress
Friedemann Fromm, director „Weissensee“
Klaudia Wick, media expert
Keynote: Elke Schmitter, Der Spiegel
Moderation: Ines Kappert, head of Gunda Werner Institute for feminism at Heinrich Boell Foundation
Concert with Ali Hasan and Bernadette La Hengst
Face it! is organized by WIR MACHEN DAS in cooperation with Gunda Werner Institute for feminism at Heinrich Boell Foundation, supported by Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung / bpb.