born in Essen 1957, worked as a teacher; member of the Green Party; involved in local politics since 1989; Member of the Northrhine-Westphalian Parliament 1995-2017, e.g. head of the Parliamentary Group of the Green Party; deputy head of the German - Israelian Parliamentary Group; Vice-Prime Minister and Minister for Education and Further Education 2010 - 2017; as President of the Standing Conference of Education and Culture (KMK) promoted decisions and policy paper an remembrance culture for schools in Germany.
Always committed to remembrance culture because of the Nazi-Terror and Shoah as well as human rights. Various commitments in civil society organizations like Yad Vashem Germany, the Museum Center for Persecuted Arts in Solingen. Member of the General Assembly and board of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation.
<p>Our Organization was founded in order to prepare and organize the festival year 2021: 1700 Years of Jewish Live in Germany. This – with more than 2.400 projects and events has turned our an overwhelming success: due to support and public finances by various institutions (Federal and Länder-governments, local authorities...) and a tremendous commitment by the civil society: the jewish communities, churches, schools, academies, museums, and, and, and. – see <a href="http://www.2021jlid.de">www.2021jlid.de</a> </p><p>I could give a short input about the main aims of the festival year #2021JLID; the range of projects, and: most of all the ideas, how the important results can be transformed into the regular programs of educational, cultural work and projects. </p>
Program coordinator at Il Razzismo è una brutta storia, antiracist association in Italy, promoted by Feltrinelli Publisher’s Group, to fight structural racism through education and advocacy. Main areas of work: overseeing strategic planning and development, fundraising, project management and communications. Expert in intersectional activism and networks for social justice, interested in collective transformation processes to advance equality against all discrimination, with a focus on the role of applied research, education, art and collective mobilizing. Board member of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) - advocacy organization on racism issues with over 200 members working on the EU level - and of the ENAR Foundation. I hold an MA in Social and Community Work at the University of Turin and a BA in International Relations and Development Studies at the University of Sussex (UK). Following the belief in the struggle for rights and dignity for all, I became interested in understanding systemic racism and the ways to contrast it while positioning ourselves at the intersections of plural systems of oppression. My main areas of interest are social movements and social justice, anti-oppressive pedagogy, cultural work against inequalities, critical antiracist work, feminist work and critical Jewish work, literature, art, puppetry, dance.