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.
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
On Tuesday we saw a flood of testimonies on social media of civilians and rebel fighters pleading for safe passage out of Aleppo for fear that they would become casualties of Russian led airstrikes or a target of Assad's military ground forces who were storming the city.
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.
What Is Migration Matters?
Migration Matters was founded in January 2016 to address the public’s biggest conundrums and fears surrounding migration and the so-called refugee crisis. Our mission is ambitious but simple: to approach the migration debate as an open and evidence-based conversation, where no concern is ridiculed and no question dismissed.
Integration: What Works and What Doesn’t Work?
Part six of our course Six Impossible Ideas (after Brexit): Right now, the integration of refugees and migrants is a policy priority for every European government. However, according to Dominik Hangartner of the London School of Economics, we know surprisingly little about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to integration.
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!
Letzte Zeit im Heimatland vor…
Amer Khlil is a regular at our weekly Sprachcafé, where our community gathers to practice their German skills. Amer has written this moving story about his journey from Syria to Germany, in German, after just a year of living in Germany.
Refugees the easy scapegoats in Berlin attack
Although we are yet to find out who was responsible for Monday night’s horrific attack on the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in Berlin, some German politicians are already giving ISIS exactly what it wants.
Einblicke aus dem Frauenzimmer in der Notunterkunft für Geflüchtete in Tempelhof
Sinéad Walsh kehrte kürzlich in ihre Heimatstadt Dublin zurück, nachdem sie als sehr engagierte ehrenamtliche Helferin im Team des GSBTB Open Art Shelter mitgearbeitet hatte. Zurück in Dublin war ein Foto der Auslöser dafür, ihre Eindrücke und Erlebnisse aus ihrer Zeit im Frauenzimmer der Unterkunft für Geflüchtete im ehemaligen Flughafen Tempelhof aufzuschreiben.
When companies co-opt diversity, they cheapen what we stand for
This summer two viral videos close to the heart of GSBTB’s work caught our attention: one produced by Amnesty International, the other by travel website Momondo.
What We Do
Al Khaimeh/The Tent: GSBTB Open Music School meet up
The GSBTB Open Music School is teaming up with CreAid Network Berlin and Syrian musician Nabil Arbaain to bring you a second edition of our music meet-up Al Khaimeh/The Tent.
One year at Tempelhof
Hania Hakiel marks one year running the GSBTB Open Art Shelter in the refugee shelter at the former Tempelhof airport, a creative community of women and children who meet at least twice each week to paint, dance, cook, knit and spend time together.
January Team-up wrap up
Looking for that smart person, project or company presenting at our last Team up? Dive in here!