Program 2023

with: Elisa Baş, Susane Ali-Mohamed & Hasan Özbay

„System Change not Climate Change“ is emblazoned on the posters of climate activists. What is meant by „system change“ is not clear at every climate strike: getting out of a system based on fossil energies or yet the demand for a more comprehensive change that questions the foundations of our economic and social system? What lies behind „climate justice“ and what anti-colonialism, anti-capitalism, Palestine and Kurdistan have to do with it, will be discussed by BiPoC for Future activists Hasan Özbay and Elisa Baş with anti-racist poetry slammer Susane Ali-Mohamed on a panel. Afterwards, the panel will be open to volunteers from the audience.

Mohamed Amjahid, born in Frankfurt a. M. in 1988, is a political journalist, book author and moderator. He currently lives in Berlin. Amjahid has received much attention for his books »Among Whites« and »The White Spot«.
At the Coraci, the author will give a reading about his book »Let’s talk about Sex Habibi«.
Topic: **The Sex of Others**
Our view of love and desire in North Africa is strongly influenced by clichés, orientalism and fetishization. But what freedoms exist in supposedly closed societies? Mohamed Amjahid shows what the everyday sexuality of North Africans is really like and dispels racist stereotypes. He tells of orgies at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, Muslim love spells and Salafists who sell overpriced condoms. But also of toxic masculinity, religious abuse of power and sexualized violence. An unclouded look into bedrooms from Morocco to Egypt.

credits: Svenja Trierscheid

Workshop: How do I present myself (politically) on Instagram? with: veenus*

„Can I showcase my creative projects and express political issues on my account at the same time?“

„I want to position myself in solidarity on Instagram but social media overwhelms me.“

If this has ever crossed your mind, the workshop „How do I present myself (politically) on Instagram?“ – a social veedia introduction – is the right place for you. In this workshop, we ask ourselves how to meet the notorious algorithm with our (low) capacities and at the same time protect ourselves from social burnout/anxiety. To do this, we’ll look at strategic ways to achieve individual social media goals. This will be followed by a look at what political authenticity and activism on social media can (not must!) look like, followed by a small Q&A session.

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Please bring your smartphone to the workshop and fill out the questionnaire ahead of time.

Vee you soon! – Vee

Naomi Boima (they/she) is a Berlin-based performance artist with German-Sierraleon roots who expresses herself through various media such as painting, performance, sculpture and illustration. In her work, Naomi aims to empower Black people and transform pain into joy or even confrontation. Naomi’s focus lies on reshaping power structures through a Black feminist queer perspective. Naomi is creating an art exhibit at the coraci that you can admire on May 19 and 20. 

This workshop is full!

In the workshop we will mix groovy tunes for more representation on the decks. Nura will give you an introduction to Rekordbox and mixing. We network, talk about music and practice spinning our favorite tracks. Feel free to bring a USB stick with your favorite songs, which will make your booty shake and your body dance.

The workshop will take place on Thursday the 18.05. (at Avenir in the Katzenstraße 2), and is only for FLINTA* people. I am very happy about registrations from marginalized FLINTA*!

You can register for the workshop here

The workshop „Understanding Racism“ by Tahsin Mirza is about racism as a social power relationship. A multifaceted understanding of the topic is created in order to establish new perspectives on it and to gain confidence in conversations about racism.

In doing so, a focus is placed on the responsibility of each individual with regard to the issue. This is the basis for developing an attitude critical of racism as well as testing a sensitive approach to the effects of racism on affected people.

„Understanding Racism“ is the ideal introduction to the world of racism criticism and is aimed at all those who would like to deal with this topic in a self-critical manner.

The workshop will take place on May 20, 14-15:30h. You can register for the workshop here.

19.05. 15-16h, Dance Workshop: Afro Styles

With: Papis Bâ

The dance workshop will teach Afrodance, a mix of Hip Hop Urban and African dance. The workshop will start with a warm-up, after which various dance steps will be practiced and then a choreography will be danced.

Cancelled/ postponed to later Coraci festivals due to illness

„Top or Bottom?“

Jacqueline Saki Aslan will address the exciting topic of »Dominant Culture at the Intersection of Art, Mediation & Theory« in her Lecture Performance. The content will also include excerpts from her raw piece „Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner“. Afterwards there will be a talk.

Her lectures, workshops and publications address issues at the intersection of art, classism, memory culture, human rights and intersectionality.

In his lecture, Dzoni Sichelschmidt aims to draw attention to the specific problems that Rom*nja and Sinti*zze students and school staff may encounter in everyday school life. These include language barriers, educational poverty, racism and discrimination, lack of awareness and support, and lack of support from parents. However, these problems can be addressed through the use of Rom*nja and Sinti*zze educational consultants and targeted support measures.


20.05. 13-16Uhr
Workshop: Solidarity with Jewish People in Antira Movements

With: Riv & Nora

Antisemitism is a recurring theme in Germany. But the focus of this topic is the narrative of a good German reappraisal of history. All too often, topics such as Jewish poverty in Germany, the non-recognition of educational qualifications and the plurality of Jews and their perspectives fall under the table. There is a lot of talk about Jewish people, but hardly any discussion of Jewish experiences and perspectives. Riv and Nora want to change that.

In this workshop we will focus on Jewish perspectives. We will talk about antisemitism and racism, about similarities and differences, and about the exclusions that Jewish people experience in BIPoC and Migra contexts. Together we will then ask the question, what might solidarity with Jewish people in anti-racist movements look like? The workshop will consist of inputs, exercises and parts where you will engage with yourself.

*For whom is the workshop open?*
For BIPoCs, Migras and people working against racism and antisemitism.

You can register here.

May 19th, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

In this workshop, Susane Ali-Mohamed will introduce writing about experiences of racism and discrimination as a tool for survival. You will explore and try out various techniques and exercises to overcome writer’s block and put your thoughts onto paper. Additionally, there will be a meditation exercise at the end.

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Exhibition: Dangerous Places

An exhibition on spatial manifestations of structural violence by Copwatch Hamburg.

About the initiative: In early April 2018, residents of St. Pauli and other supportive individuals initiated the Copwatch Hamburg initiative to critically monitor, document, and bring public attention to the constant police presence and measures in the so-called „dangerous place“ of St. Pauli. To this day, the initiative strives to create public awareness of the issues of racism and policing, while also supporting those affected by racist criminalization.
The initiative calls for the abolition of the so-called „Task Force Drugs“ and „dangerous places,“ as well as the daily occurrence of racist police controls in St. Pauli and elsewhere.