Morgan Jerkins read from her brilliant, very intimate essays on Black Feminism and Racism. Afterwards she talked to the German author Alice Hasters about these topics. What are the perspectives of black feminists? What are their experiences in the USA and Europe? What changes does our society need? Which structures promote racism and oppression? What counter-movements exist and how can they be supported?
Morgan Jerkins is the author of This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, which became a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Editors' Choice Pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, and was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her short form work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The Guardian, among many others. A graduate of Princeton University and Bennington College Writing Seminars, Jerkins is a former Associate Editor at Catapult and currently teaches nonfiction at Columbia University's MFA program.
Just recently Alice Haster's book Was weiße Menschen nicht über Rassismus wollen, aber wissen sollten was published at hanserblau. It is an invitation to white people to become aware of their unreflected thoughts, expressions and behaviours towards BIPOC - because even friendly comments reveal deep-seated racism. When white people learn to understand what those sentences are causing, we finally have a basis to talk about racism.
Alice Hasters was born in Cologne in 1989. She studied journalism in Munich, worked for Tagesschau in Hamburg, currently lives in Berlin and produces articles for Deutschlandfunk Nova, süddeutsche.de, tagesspiegel.de and rbb. She talks to Maxi Häcke about feminism and pop culture in the monthly podcast Feuer & Brot.
Teresa Bücker works, writes and speaks on socio-political questions of the present and future. At conferences, on television and in workshops she discusses the changes in the world of work (New Work, Leadership, Diversity), digital strategies for journalism and politics, participation and activism, justice, representation, power and sexual self-determination. Always from a feminist perspective. Always with a view to creative possibilities and the desire for change. In 2017 Teresa Bücker was named "Journalist of the Year" for her work as editor-in-chief of the women's portal Edition F. She has been working as a freelance journalist and consultant since June 2019.