sprache.macht.bilder – decolonial, feminist public relations work on global (in)justice

sprache.macht.bilder – decolonial, feminist public relations work on global (in)justice

Qualification series for active people in development policy organizations or initiatives as well as for all those who work for global justice.

No campaign on global (in)justice can do without images and text. In these, racisms and other power relations are often (unconsciously) reproduced. Dealing with this reproduction is a comprehensive process. It’s not just a matter of using less discriminatory imagery and textual language. Above all, the structures in which such images and texts are created must also change. Nonetheless, discrimination-sensitive image and text selection is a first building block for this long-term change.

We therefore offer a qualification series on power- and racism-critical confrontation with public relations work on topics of global (in)justice. In three webinars, necessary skills for emancipated, decolonial as well as power-critical public relations work are taught. The goal is to provide participants with an approach to alternative possibilities of action and discrimination-sensitive practices.

Participation requires the willingness of awareness and self-reflection on a personal level as well as reflection on one’s own work/structures. We will support this process with impulses, input, know-how and instruments.

The qualification series consists of 3 consecutive webinars

  1. Webinar: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 2 – 7 p.m.
    Introduction: What is the critique of power, domination and racism? How is it intersectionally related to structures such as classism and sexism? How can it be applied to developmental public relations or public relations on global (in)justice?
  2. Webinar: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2 – 7 p.m.
    Public relations: What does public relations work that is critical of racism and power look like? How can flyers, websites, images and language be aligned with this?
  3. Webinar: Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 2 – 7 p.m.
    Dare to experiment! In the third part, participants can present their ideas for discrimination-sensitive public relations work. The group is used as a reflection space to talk about pitfalls and obstacles. Participants consolidate what they have learned and find support in implementing it.

Target group
are actors from development NGOs, groups and initiatives as well as activists working for global justice. BIPoC or activists from migrant self-organizations as well as people from the diaspora are explicitly invited!

Cross-cutting theme of empowerment: In our work, it is important for us to give space to those who are affected by social exclusion. The qualification series therefore also teaches skills for dealing with hurdles within one’s own organization or group. If necessary, we also divide the group to allow for more protected learning spaces. Let us know your needs for participation.

Participation is free of charge. For this reason, the offer is primarily aimed at volunteers and full-time staff of NGOs with few financial resources. Please be sure to do a fair self-assessment here. However, everyone is allowed to sign up for the waiting list, because should we not be able to allocate the places to the primary target group, other interested parties are also allowed to participate.

The workshop will be held in German spoken language.

We assume a binding participation in the three dates. Please register for this at registration[at]glokal[punkt]org. We will then send you a short questionnaire that we ask you to fill out.

Registration deadline
is the 26th of October 2022 at 24:00. Since the number of participants is limited to 20, it is worthwhile to decide quickly.

Since there is already a very high demand, we will first quota the places and draw the remaining ones by lot. You will receive a confirmation by 27.10 at the latest whether you have received a place or are only on the waiting list. After the confirmed registration we will send the access data for participation.

Coordination: Kristina Kontzi from glokal e.V.
Speakers: Thu Hoài Tran (without pronoun) and Jeasuthan Nageswaran (he/him)

The project is funded by the PFQ program for the promotion of development policy qualification measures with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as well as the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit des Landes Berlin (LEZ).