[ Social Cooperation despite (still) closed borders ]

On June 25th at 5:00pm via Zoom

The last few months have shown that civil society needs to develop new, creative forms of cooperation in order to remain connected and capable in times of physical distance. How can we as societies;  civil society organizations and movements, remain active and continue to feel connected in this time of physical distance, minimal contact, and upheaval?

In addition to changing our relationship to national borders, our awareness of already existing social and cultural borders has also been strengthened. Moreover, against the backdrop of a pandemic that further exacerbates existing inequalities, the deadly police violence against black citizens in the US has made the social borders of discrimination even more visceral. As a result, thousands took to the streets worldwide; Black Lives Matter became an international movement despite or possibly because of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, to call for fundamental reform to systems of racism, discrimination, and inequality.

As the Lockdown slowly lifts, we want to look at this example of civil society effectiveness in our fifth and; for the time being, last Lockdown Lesson [ Social Cooperation despite (still) closed borders ] on June 25th, where we will look back at this time of old and new borders.

In two participatory Breakout Sessions, this Lockdown Lesson will discuss:

  • Crossing our Personal Borders: Understanding realities outside of our own
  • Building the future today: Wishes for our future society

We would like to welcome Leah Czollek, Director of the Institute for Social Justice and Diversity; Dr. Karim Fathi, researcher and consultant; and finally, Kübra Gümüşay will look ahead with us.



Melika Gewehr
Project Lead & Concept

Max Bohm
Conceptual Consultation
Initiative Offene Gesellschaft

Hannah Göppert
Conceptual Consultation
Initiative Offene Gesellschaft

Vanessa Berthold
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