The Black Lives Matter movement has prompted many Europeans to stand in solidarity with antiracist protesters in the USA and confront Europe’s own histories of racist violence, from colonial conquest and genocide to the structural discrimination of immigrants and minorities. How does this reckoning rhyme with Europe’s postwar self-image of a continent committed to peace and social justice? For our annual event series, we are inviting historians, political scientists, cultural scholars, policymakers, and activists to explore old and new forms of racism, as well as highlight antiracist forces, movements, and policies.
September 22, 2021 – Combating Racism, Promoting Equality in European Organizations
November 29, 2021 – The Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Racism in Europe
February 10, 2022 – Singing in the Promised Land: Black Musicians in Communist East Germany
March 17, 2022 – Structures of Bias: How the State Systematically Downplays Right-Wing Extremism and Racist Attacks
April 6, 2022 – Race and Antiracism in European History—Comparative Perspectives
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This event is supported by the Michael C. Olshausen lecture fund.