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Institutioneller Rassismus in der Medizin

Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema

„Institutioneller Rassismus in der Medizin: Perspektiven für Gesundheitserziehung, Patientenbefähigung und Rechenschaftspflicht“

vom 01.10.2021 im Rahmenprogramm „Politisches Denken & Kritisches Bewusstsein“, organisiert von der BLACK COMMUNITY Coalition for Justice & Self-Defence beim ALAFIA 2021 – Afrika Festival 


Moderation Sista Oloruntoyin (BCCJSD und ARRiVATi-Community Care)

– Ngozi Odenigbo (Black in Medicine – Netzwerk für Schwarze Mediziner*innen –

– Die Minga Katjomuise (Bundesfachnetz Gesundheit & Rassismus –

– Daniel Manwire (Initiative in Gedenken an Achidi John)

– Brother Mwayemudza (BCCJSD und ARRiVATi-Community Care) Continue reading Institutioneller Rassismus in der Medizin

Politisches Denken & Kritisches Bewusstsein

Rahmenprogramm der BLACK COMMUNITY Coalition for Justice & Self-Defence zum ALAFIA-AFRIKA FESTIVAL 2021

01. – 03. Oktober 2021 (bitte Corona 3G-Regeln beachten)

Politisches Denken & Kritisches Bewusstsein

Rahmenprogramm der

BLACK COMMUNITY Coalition For Justice & Self-Defence

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COMMUNITY MATTERS – An Educational Series for Wellbeing & Critical Consciousness


An Educational Series for Wellbeing & Critical Consciousness
Thursdays, 30. September, 07. October & 14. October. 2021 | 20:00 – 22:00 h CEST
With Sister Ankwetta B. Achaleke
!!! Registration mandatory required – pls mail to: !!!
Introduction to GloBUNTU
“When you learn, teach.”
Dr. Maya Anglou
This 3-Part Webinar has been developed is for members of the Black Communities and all African and Afro-Diasporan groups and organisations. It is made up of three progressive interactive sessions. You will get the best out of it by attending all the sessions. The first two sessions are designed to prepare your mind for the final session, which is a facilitated brainstorming session intended to empower you to clearly recognise and express yourself and your needs within the community, without the fear of being judged or misunderstood.
The end goal is to assist you to become a vibrant, healthy, engaging and enabling community that sees, understands, respects and encourages the diversity of people, opinions, contributions and collaborations within the Black Communities.
Active participation €15 per Session|
All Sessions together for €35 only |
Passive participation €5 per Session |
Free for those with low income
Session 1
Thursday, 30. September 2021 | 20.00h CEST
COMMUNITY MATTERS : Session 1 Identity | Self-Worth | Purpose (Facebook-Event)
We are more effective, impactful and fulfilled in life the moment we recognise and fully embrace who we truly are, and what we are worth.”
Ankwetta B. Achaleke
In this first session, we focus on core questions such as
Who am I REALLY?
What is my SELF-WORTH? and
What is MY ROLE within the community?
To do this we shall leverage on your multi-dimensional identities paying special attention on attributes such as immigrant, second generation, African, Person of African Descent, African European, Bi-racial etc. At the end of this session you would be able to redefine and recalculate the sum total of yourself- worth and identify ways on how you can best use it to serve yourself and the community.
When you know what you are truly worth, you know how to bring yourself to the table and when you know how and where to seat at the table, your presence alone makes all the difference.
Session 2
Thursday, 7. October 2021 | 20.00h CEST
COMMUNITY MATTERS: Session 2 – The permission to heal (Facebook-Event)
As Africans and People of African Descent brandmarked as immigrants, we are all wounded souls who seek for some form of collective healing by organising ourselves in communities. The truth is that we can’t really honestly heal as a collective, until we the individuals who form these communities have consciously and proactively healed or at least given ourselves the permission to heal.”
Ankwetta B. Achaleke
With the knowledge of who you really are, the awareness of yourself worth and your purpose gained from the first session, this one will help you identify areas of your life as individuals and as a community that need personal and collective healing. The practical GloBUNTU Tools and Tips that come with this session will empower you to activate and accept your own healing, as well as help you learn how to proactively engage in and grow your healing as a collective. At the end of the session you will also be able to identify the intersections and overlapping between individual, community, historical/generational and or emotional pains that you need to let go to allow yourself to heal, unapologetically.
Session 3
Thursday, 14. October 2021 | 20.00h CEST
COMMUNITY MATTERS : Session 3 – How to balance individual and Community Needs (Facebook-Event)
“In ever self-organised community, every voice counts, irrespective of how loud or gentle it is. The moment we learn how to listen to every one of our voices with respect, especially in moments of disagreement, we become stronger and with that we have an advantage over forces outside of our community “
Ankwetta B. Achaleke
This adjourning session is a GloBUNTU Facilitated Open Session in the form of an “African Palaver” or “Legotla”. The power of an African Palaver or Legotla session lies in the fact that it is probably the oldest and most participative leadership concept in the world. It is a bottom up concept that brings members of a community together and gives them the time and space to proactively listen to each other, with the ultimate goal of coming out with answers to their own challenges and questions. The beauty of this approach is the fact that when people are have the space to develop their own solutions, they have ownership over them. With that ownership they are in position to expand, extend and grow their solutions at their own pace, whenever needed and on their own terms and conditions. In other words, this concept helps people get to know themselves and their collective wisdom and strength much better. This in turn helps them to tap into their diverse expertise, experiences and strengths to develop their own survival strategies. This process makes them active and valuable members of the community.
The mission of this session is to encourage community members to use the knowledge and tools they learned from the two previous sessions to pinpoint and share their current challenges, expectations, opinions, fears, insecurities etc. The facilitation process will assist them to come out with enabling tools and tips that they can repeatedly use to better navigate their daily live as individuals and as a community during and beyond the current pandemic.

The Role of Religion in the Struggle for total Afrikan Emancipation

Academy for Black Studies, African Culture & Heritage

Free Lecture Series for Adults & Children of African Descent


This event has to be postponed from September 5th to September 12th due to power shortage in Guyana with a shortly announced power cut today on September 5th.

NEW DATE: 12.09.2021 | 15-17H

We apologize for any inconveniences connected to short notice and change of date!
This event will address the social function of religion, the role of imperial theologies and the concept of total emancipation.
What is the role of religion as a determinant of what we believe and how we should act and respond as Africans to emancipate ourselves from „Mental slavery“?
When we look at most African countries, we find that religion is a social aspect which determines identity. This issue of religion is often partly the cause of the problems that are destroying traditional knowledges and practices in our communities. In all African societies, indigenous and imported religions have influenced our shared collective history in one way or another.
Gerald A. Perriera will shed light on the origin of imported colonizing religions and highlight the importance of religion for emancipation and liberation.
Has the quest for unity and emancipation been compromised by religions?
Can the quest for unity and emancipation be divorced from the inherent beliefs in different religions?
This lecture aims to raise awareness and understanding of religion derived from a shared African experience and identity.

Gerald A. Perreira is an education consultant working in the field of Adult Literacy Education. He is also a political activist, writer and Chairman of the Guyanese political formation- Organization for the Victory of the People.
He is the holder of academic degrees in the areas of political science, transpersonal psychology, theology – with a Ph.D. in theology. He also holds post graduate certificates in education and business studies. He has worked in the education sector for almost 40 yrs in Guyana, Libya and New Zealand. In Libya, he lectured at the Green World Institute on liberation movements, comparative social systems, and political ideologies.
Academy for Black Studies, African Culture and Heritage
Ongoing free lectures…
Black Community Coalition for Justice & Self-Defence

Introduction into Afrocentric Education

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Academy of Black Studies, African Culture & Heritage

Free lecture series and classes for all age groups


Introduction into Afrocentric Education – Lecture by Lilian Debrah (UK)

Sunday 1. August 2021 | 3 – 5 pm (CEST) | Zoom-Online

Why is African contribution and history left out of the school curriculum?

What exactly is Afrocentric education?

In this interactive lecture we will understand what African centered education is and why it is important. Lilian Debrah will give a brief introduction into Afrocentric education, the definition, challenges and chances. Join this very important presentation. Providing our children an African-centered education curriculum is a vital part of Afrikan Liberation, helping our community heal and dismantle racism.


Lilian Debrah is a German-born Pan Africanist of Ghanaian heritage. She moved to England in 2013. Her research focuses on Afrocentric education. She is Vice President of GPAN -Global Pan Africanism Network.


Academy of Black Studies, African Culture & Heritage

Kostenlose Vortragsreihen und Kurse für alle Altersgruppen

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Einführung in Afrozentrische Bildung – Vortrag von Lilian Debrah (UK)

Sonntag 01. August 2021 | 15 – 17 Uhr (MESZ) | Zoom-Online

Warum werden Afrikanische Einflüsse und Geschichte in den Lehrplänen nicht berücksichtigt?

Was genau ist afrozentrische Bildung?


In diesem interaktiven Vortrag werden wir verstehen lernen, was afrikazentrierte Bildung ist und warum sie wichtig ist. Lilian Debrah wird uns eine kurze Einführung in afrozentrische Bildung, ihre Definition, ihre Herausforderungen und ihre Chancen geben. Beteiligen Sie sich an dieser sehr wichtigen Veranstaltung. Unseren Kindern einen afrikazentrierten Lehrplan zu bieten, ist ein wichtiger Teil der afrikanischen Befreiung, der unserer Community hilft, zu heilen und den Rassismus zu überwinden.

Lilian Debrah ist eine in Deutschland geborene Panafrikanistin mit ghanaischen Wurzeln. Sie zog 2013 nach England. Ihre Forschung konzentriert sich auf afrozentrische Bildung. Sie ist Vizepräsidentin von GPAN -Global Pan Africanism Network.

Memorial Procession and Ceremony for Sister IRIS MOORE

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Sunrise August 7, 1934 – Sunset July 15, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we announce on behalf of the family that Iris Moore (Wilke), beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, cousin, aunt, friend and Elder passed away in Hamburg on July 15, 2021 at the age of 86 years following a brief illness.

She will be lovingly remembered by her mother Etta Jones -102years, her children, Randy Wilson, Ampomah Koranteng and Radha Persaud, her grandchildren Marcus Koranteng, Ashanti Brittany, Kofi Koranteng, Tim Persaud, and Tom Persaud, as well as numerous other family members and friends
She is predeceased by her father, Dallas Smith.

IRIS MOORE (WILKE) was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA on August 7, 1934 to Etta Jones and Dallas Smith.
She received her formal training in singing and tap dance at the NBC studios in New York. As a young adult she performed with such renowned artists as Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, and Ella Fitzgerald.
After high school, she studied economics at Brooklyn College and worked for more than 25 years at The State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, better known as Downtate Medical Center as head of personnel. Always keeping focused on being active as a Community Organizer and activist. She played a vital role in Pan African relations at the United Nations in New York and contributed greatly in Civil Rights, Public Service, Music and the Arts in both the USA and also in Germany where she migrated to in 1971 with her daughter Radha. In Germany, she worked as a business administrator in shipping and always kept her love for music. Giving numerous concerts, appearances on radio and television and mentoring many singers and actors.

Iris spoke out fervently against the injustices of Black people and as a historian, she regularly presented African-American history through readings, stories, and songs providing the Black youth with an accurate education and understanding of historical events.

In recent years, Iris Moore was a crucial voice for the Black Community movement against the murders of Black people in Hamburg.

A private family funeral service will take place on

Thursday, August 5, 2021

A virtual funeral service will be held online

Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (18.00h CEST),

by the Hamburg English Congregation in Hamburg, Germany.
Zoom-Link Virtual Funeral Service
Meeting ID: 810 6166 8399
Password: 430 528

In celebration of her Life and Legacy, a silent procession with Family, friends, members of the Black Community, and well wishers will take place on

Sunday, August 8, 2021 starting at the U-Bahn station MUNDSBURG at 11.00h CEST


will follow at 12:00 noon at the AKONDA- Eine-Welt-Cafe´ Community Center, in Barmbek°Basch, Wohldorfer Straße 30, 22081 Hamburg.

We will remember Iris with prayers, her eulogy, dedications, music, and refreshments.

Donations may be made directly to the Family at the reception.


Sonnenaufgang August 7, 1934 – Sonnenuntergang Juli 15, 2021

Mit tiefer Trauer geben wir im Namen der Familie bekannt, dass Iris Moore (Wilke), geliebte Tochter, Mutter, Großmutter, Cousine, Tante, Freundin und Älteste am 15. Juli 2021 im Alter von 86 Jahren in Hamburg nach kurzer schwerer Krankheit verstorben ist.

Ihre Mutter Etta Jones (102 Jahre), ihre Kinder Randy Wilson, Ampomah Koranteng und Radha Persaud, ihre Enkel Marcus Koranteng, Ashanti Brittany, Kofi Koranteng, Tim Persaud und Tom Persaud sowie zahlreiche andere Familienmitglieder und Freunde werden sie in liebevoller Erinnerung behalten.
Ihr Vater Dallas Smith ist bereits vor ihr gestorben.

IRIS MOORE (WILKE) wurde am 7. August 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, USA, als Tochter von Etta Jones und Dallas Smith geboren.
Ihre formale Ausbildung in Gesang und Stepptanz erhielt sie in den NBC-Studios in New York. Als junge Erwachsene trat sie mit so bekannten Künstlern wie Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw und Ella Fitzgerald auf.
Nach der High School studierte sie Wirtschaftswissenschaften am Brooklyn College und arbeitete mehr als 25 Jahre lang am State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, besser bekannt als Downtate Medical Center, als Personalchefin. Sie hat sich immer darauf konzentriert, als Community Organizer und Aktivistin aktiv zu sein. Sie spielte eine wichtige Rolle in den panafrikanischen Angelegenheiten bei den Vereinten Nationen in New York und leistete einen großen Beitrag in den Bereichen Bürgerrechte, öffentlicher Dienst, Musik und Kunst sowohl in den USA als auch in Deutschland, wohin sie 1971 mit ihrer Tochter Radha auswanderte. In Deutschland arbeitete sie als kaufmännische Angestellte in einem Schifffahrtsunternehmen, ohne ihre Liebe zur Musik aufzugeben. Sie gab zahlreiche Konzerte, trat in Rundfunk und Fernsehen auf und war Mentorin vieler Sänger*innen und Schauspieler*innen.

Iris setzte sich leidenschaftlich gegen die Ungerechtigkeit gegenüber Schwarzen Menschen ein, und als Historikerin vermittelte sie immer wieder afroamerikanische Geschichte in Form von Lesungen, Erzählungen und Liedern, um unserer Schwarzen Jugend ein genaues Bild und Verständnis für historische Ereignisse zu vermitteln.

In den letzten Jahren war Iris Moore eine wichtige Stimme für die Bewegung der Black Community gegen die Morde an Schwarzen Menschen in Hamburg.

Eine private Beerdigung im Familienkreis findet am

Donnerstag, 5. August 2021 statt.

Eine virtuelle Trauerfeier wird am

Samstag, 7. August 2021 um 18.00 Uhr (MESZ),

von der Hamburger Englischen Gemeinde in Hamburg, Deutschland online abgehalten.
Zoom-Link zur Online-Trauerfeier
Sitzungs-ID: 810 6166 8399
Kennwort: 430 528

Um ihr Leben und ihr Vermächtnis zu feiern, wird ein stiller Gedenkzug mit der Familie, Freunden und Mitgliedern der Black Community am

Sonntag, 8. August 2021 um 11.00 Uhr MESZ am U-Bahnhof MUNDSBURG beginnen.


Eine TRAUERFEIER mit EMPFANG findet anschließend ab 12.00 Uhr im AKONDA-Eine-Welt-Cafe´ im Barmbek°Basch, Wohldorfer Straße 30, 22081 Hamburg statt.

Wir werden Iris mit Gebeten, einer Trauerrede, Danksagungen, Musik und einem Imbiss gedenken.

Spenden können beim Empfang direkt an die Familie übergeben werden.