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Dissens: Work on Masculinity, Feminism and Working with Perpetrators

By Beril Mese Today we went a bit far outside of Berlin into the Eastern suburb of Marzahn to meet and talk with members of Dissens, an organization that works with boys to strengthen their gender identity and reflexivity through feminism. Bernard Könnecke told us about the “gender reflective” work they do and their purposes, […]

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A Talk With Jamile da Silva of S.U.S.I.

By Beril Mese This morning, we met Jamile da Silva e Silva of Solidarisch, Unabhängig, Sozial, International Interkulturelles Frauenzentrum (S.U.S.I.) to discuss migrant women in Germany and the work she is doing to help alleviate the struggles they face. S.U.S.I. supports migrant and refugee women, with different language options, and provides psychological counselling as well […]

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Lambda Berlin and Queer @ School

By Beril Mese Today, during the second day of class, we went as a group to Lambda Berlin, the home to Queer @ School, which focuses on educating students in schools and universities and empowering student bodies in their representation of queer students. Lambda is an international organization that supports and advocates for LGBTQI (Lesbian, […]

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Some Final Thoughts on the 2014 #FemGeniusesInBerlin

Writing this was especially difficult. As a result, I’m so thankful that I asked the students to write blogs throughout our time in Berlin so that you all could follow our journey as it was happening. It was wonderful. Dreamy. Exciting. Adventurous. I could go on and on, but I’ll just say that I don’t think […]