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GRM Special Lecture "Grassroots Feminism Activity of IWS"

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GRM Special Lecture
"Grassroots Feminism Activity of IWS"


IWS Berlin is a feminist political group founded by people with migrant and refugee background. We welcomed co-founder of group, Denise Garcia Bergt to introduce their grassroots activities to us.

IWSは、移民・難民のバックグラウンドを持つ人々によって設立され草の根フェミニズム団体です。今回は、共同設立者の1人であるDenise Garcia Bergt氏に団体の設立経緯と活動についてレクチャーしていただきました。

Date: January 19 (Fri.), 2018
Time: 14:55-16:25
Venue: Shikoan SK203, IMADEGAWA (Karasuma) Campus, Doshisha University

Speaker: Denise Garcia Bergt (International Women's Space Berlin)

Speaker's profile:
Denise Garcia Bergt was born in Brazil and is a journalist and political activist who lives in Berlin. In 2012 she directed and released the feature documentary film „Residenzpflicht“ about the situation of refugees in Germany and their fight against the asylum system. In 2012, together with other feminist activists she co-founded the International Women Space , which in 2015 released the book „ In our own words“ and in 2016, together with the Freie Universität Berlin the book „Living in Refugee Camps in Berlin: Women's Perspectives and Experiences“ . In 2017, IWS organized the conference „When I came to Germany“ , where guest workers, contract workers, migrant and refugee women from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and from today shared their experiences. Currently IWS is working on a second book with testimonials of refugee women as well as on a second book with the Freie Universität.

Asuka Umemoto
(Graduate School of Global Studies, D1 / GRM Student)

On 19th of January 2018, GRM Special Lecture was held at Shikokan, Karasuma Campus, Doshisha University. Guest speaker is Denise Garcia Bergt from International Women’s Space Berlin (IWS Berlin). She is a co-founder of IWS, political activist and journalist. IWS Berlin is a feminist political group of migrant and refugee women. In the lecture, Ms. Bergt introduced us how their movement and group started.