Popping the bubble: How to talk to people you don’t agree with
For many people heading home last Christmas, difficult conversations about race, immigration and prejudice awaited them. Rarely do these conversations have a satisfying ending.
Why feminism and hijab go together
Donald Trump will soon take over the most (seemingly) powerful office in the United States. In just one month, Vogue will launch its first ever Arabia edition. These two events are related – by hijab.
When the law demands “integration”
Until now, immigration policy in Germany has followed a pathway defined by residency, employment, and citizenship restrictions. Put another way, policy has been concerned with 3 primary questions: Who is allowed to stay, who is allowed to work, and who is, ultimately, allowed to participate fully in the political process of the Federal Republic.
Is Migration Good, Bad, or Normal?
Part ten (the final part) of our course Migration 101: Renowned migration scholar Hein de Haas takes us a step back from the pro vs. con debate on migrants and refugees, helping us to examine migration from the perspective of the shared human story.
Want More or Less Migration? Here’s What to Think About.
Part nine of our course Migration 101: Countries tend to prefer high-skilled migrants to low-skilled migrants, despite having industries that require low-skilled workers. Is it possible to entertain both approaches, asks scholar Hein de Haas, and what else should migration policies be thinking about?
Orla – improving her German through volunteering with disabled people
Orla Gill is a volunteer at GSBTB's partner organisation Dynamis, an organisation supporting people living with disabilities and their families. Orla tells us how her experience volunteering has given her a broader perspective on life in Berlin and helped to improve her German skills.
The Geoscientist running #BIKEYGEES on volunteering, start-ups and female empowerment
An interview with Dr Anne Seebach, co-founder of #BIKEYGEES, where GSBTB volunteers are supporting newcomer women to explore the city by bicycle.
The Lindy Hopping photographer volunteering for GSBTB
Photographer Olga Baczynska has been covering GSBTB events, large and small, for the past couple of years. When she's not got her camera in hand, you'll probably find her at Clärchens Ballhaus dancing the Balboa!
Tempelhof’s Little Zoo
Mice, rats, birds and a single goldfish, all living in Tempelhof refugee shelter. "What hurts me the most is that the people responsible for the camp think that living in a disgusting and dirty room is normal in our culture."
Petition from Tempelhof refugee shelter residents regarding the Container Village
An open letter and petition from the residents on the growing container village on Tempelhofer Feld, which is expected to become their home later this year.
One year in Berlin
A Syrian woman shares diary entries from her first year in Berlin.
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Job integration á la GSBTB – Amjad’s story
GSBTB’s Community Team Up events creating initial meeting points that can go on to form deeper connections. One of our community members, Amjad, just landed a fantastic internship through connections made with GSBTB.