Charlotte Jahnz, Fachbereich Veranstaltungen, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
21 October, 17.00 CEST: "Our World Between Dependence & Independence" – Many former colonies gained their independence after the Second World War. At the same time, the commencing cold war created new dependencies for many states. What do independence, dependence and freedom mean today? How does colonialism continue to shape the world we are living in? Featuring Dr Lynda Iroulo (German Institute for Global and Area Studies), and Vincent Bababoutilabo (musician and activist). Live on stage: AWA Khiwe (hip-hop artist).
22 October, 11.00 CEST: "Our World Between Transformation & Continuity" – Cultures of remembrance of the Second World War and the Holocaust have changed over the years. They are influenced by different societal and social contexts, generations and perspectives. How can we keep memories alive and promote remembrance? What forms and formats should remembrance take in the future? Featuring Professor Sara Jones (University of Birmingham) and Eva Hasel (Weiss-Livnat Innovation Hub for Holocaust Education and Commemoration). Live on stage: Mulay (singer-songwriter).
22 October, 17.00 CEST: "Our World Between Conflict & Cooperation" – The foundation of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were to secure peace for the long term. How do conflicts continue to shape our world, and how can we achieve lasting peace? How can we actively promote human rights? Featuring Professor Ursula Schröder (Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy), Viola Benz (PEACE LINE) and Ehab Badwi (Syrian Youth Assembly). Live on stage: Taiga Trece (hip-hop artist).
You can watch histoCON 2021 live on the bpb’s YouTube channel and on histocon.de.
histoCON is an international history festival. Under the motto “Look back, think ahead” it offers room for exchange and debate about global perspectives of history and remembrance. histoCON is organized by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and funded by Germany’s Foreign Office.