Empowerment for Trans*, Inter*, and Non-Binary People: An Introductory Workshop
Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Gender Equality Office at Alice Salomon Hochshule
For people affected by discrimination, empowerment can be an important survival strategy. Currently, the concept of empowerment can be found in various contexts, which is why we want to examine it more closely and in an introductory way. In the workshop, participants will consider together what empowerment can mean for individual trans*, inter* and non-binary people. Last but not least, empowerment is a personal process in which people discover, develop and use their own strengths, but at the same time it is also about admitting one’s own weaknesses. It is important to the organisers to create visibility for the fact that when we talk about trans*, inter* and non-binary people, we are not talking about a homogeneous group. How can trans*, inter*, and non-binary people who experience classism empower themselves in higher education contexts? How can trans*, inter*, and non-binary persons who experience racisms, visible or now and then invisible, become empowered to act? And how can we practically implement the strengths we develop to deal with hostilities?