Racism and Sexism in Police work: The situtation in the US and perspectives on Berlin/Germany

With KOP and Heidi Lewis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College and Associate Editor for The Feminist Wire.

Racism and Sexism in Police work: The situtation in the US and perspectives on Berlin/Germany
Ort
Haus der Demokratien und Menschenrechte
Greifswalder Straße 4
10405 Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg
Raum: Robert-Havemann-Saal
In der Nähe von: M4 Am Friedrichshain
Zeit
Am 20. 06. 2016 um 20:00 Uhr.

*invitation*

For decades women in Berlin report about sexist insults/slurs by the police officers, disparaging  gazes, jokes and indignity. Often black women and women of color are affected by these practices.   However there is no systematic documentation of those reports.

Since 2002 KOP accompanies victims and affected persons of racist police violence and documents their accounts (https://kop-berlin.de/files/documents/chronik.pdf). If women are affected , they experience a specific form of racial criminalization, which is linked to their gender.
 
Heidi Lewis works, besides other topics, on the effects of sexism in every day life of women in the US. She will address sexist disparagement and violence in the context of racial profiling in the US. Together we will discuss, which strategies of resistance exist and try to examine the situation in Germany and Berlin.

Monday 6/20/2016 at 8pm

Haus der Demokratien und Menschenrechte
Robert-Havemann-Saal
Greifswalder Straße 4
10405 Berlin

*The event will be held in English. The Location is fully accessible to those with disabilities.*

Further Information:
KOP
www.kop-berlin.de
Heidi Lewis
https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/feministandgenderstudies/people/profile.html?person=lewis_heidi_r