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Film + Discussion | Transnational Apartheid? Namibia, South Africa, USA and beyond – A Community Conversation

15.Juli 2023 15:00 - 20:00

Film screening of “Germans in Namibia: Apartheid continued...”, a 2-part documentary. To be followed up by a community discussion round

The film dives into the enduring coloniality of German settler colonialism in Namibia and its legacy on the sociopolitical context in Namibia today. A community-based discussion round will follow to tackle the still existing issue and legacy of Apartheid in the world, as well as its historical rootedness in settler colonialism and slavery. The event will be held with a story-teller from Namibia, the USA, and Germany. It invites people from different communities to be in conversation with each other, interrogate said subjects and how settlerism and apartheid continue to frame our lives and political agency. It will also interrogate contemporary questions of organising in an environment of shrinking spaces for radical organising, especially concerning Black-centered issues as well as beyond.

Event to be held in English and German. Film is in English, German subtitles are available. After the event there will be Ethiopian food (even is not funded, so own/individual payments) in the garden space of Oyoun.

Ticket: Free admission

Registration: Possible via 

Language: Englisch + German


15:00 h Arrival of guests and brief address
15:05 h - 15:30 h Brief introduction of groups, movements and people present
15:30 h – 16:00 h Short Documentary Film Screening, Namibian Apartheid Today
16:00 h - 18:00 h Discussion
18:00 -20:00 h Ethiopian Food Dinner on Oyoun grounds at individual costs


Namupa Shivute is a storyteller, researcher and freelance journalist from Namibia

E. Chris Summerhill, is an educator in Social Sciences

Inez Singleton is a retired educator and manager of Federal Education Programs in Alabama, USA


People are welcome to watch the (following) videos in advance, if possible and acquaint themselves with the definition of Apartheid, see below:

Rome Statute, 1999, p. 4,
Article 7: Crimes Against Humanity, Paragraph 2, h:

h) "The crime of apartheid" means inhumane acts of a character similar to those referred to in paragraph 1, committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime;

Césaire, Namibia, Germany, and Fascism:

Apartheid Continued - Germans in Namibia:



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15.Juli 2023
15:00 - 20:00
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