At CLICCS, all students, educators and staff are valued for their individuality, regardless of their gender, skin color, religion, etc. They are all entitled to learn and work together in a discrimination-free environment. If you have any questions or need advice, contact a member of the Gender & Diversity Committee.
See also Diversity at Universität Hamburg
Workshop on Understanding Implicit Bias
How can someone’s race, sex, age or other characteristics influence the way we see and treat them, even when we’re genuinely trying to be unbiased? What concrete steps can we take to help prevent this from happening? To help answer these questions, this workshop introduces participants to the concept of implicit bias. Through a mix of short presentations, lively activities, and discussions, we will explore some harmful side effects of how our brains naturally perceive, categorize, and draw inferences about the world, including other people. We will also examine when this kind of bias is most likely to manifest. And we will talk about what practical steps we can all take to try to reduce or eliminate it, as well as what has been shown not to work.
The Diversity Days take place once a year at Universität Hamburg: during this time, the goals are to highlight and celebrate diversity at the university, and to address the opportunities and challenges of a diverse university across member groups.
In addition, there is a varied program of events ranging from lectures and workshops to discussions, film evenings and campus tours that deal with numerous dimensions of diversity at the university. We participate in the Diversity Days via several panels.
International Arrivals – Presentation and Podium Discussion
Internationalization forms an integral part of Universität Hamburg’s profile. Every year, it welcomes new researchers from all over the globe, who all face similar questions: What do I need to know in terms of legal regulations and my rights? Where can I find support at the university? How can I get in touch with other internationals, and what are the general networking options? How can I best get settled into the German academic system?
The panel “International Arrivals” will address these and other questions. Staff from Human Resources will give short presentations on the relevant legal requirements, and on supporting infrastructures available on campus. The audience will have the chance to ask questions. A subsequent podium discussion will complement the introductory talks. Three scholars and researchers from different academic backgrounds and status groups will share their experiences as internationals at Universität Hamburg. By providing a forum for incoming researchers, the podium hopes to facilitate a productive exchange on both the potentials and pitfalls – and to generate input on how to further optimize the acclimation process for international researchers.
Critical Whiteness in the Working Context – Workshop
In this workshop, we will look at the scope for action that a white position offers for critiquing racism in the context of our work. We will address difficulties and challenges as well as opportunities and possibilities. Interested parties from all fields are welcome: being able to compare different work contexts and their respective possibilities will enrich our exchange.
Speakers: Institut für diskriminierungskritische Bildung
Since January 2021 we have had unisex toilets at the Scool of Integrated Climate and Earth System Sciences (SICCS) at Grindelberg 5+7. By taking this step, we wanted to make a statement against discrimination. Those who feel they are neither clearly male nor female shouldn’t have to choose; our restrooms are for everyone. There is also a practical side effect: since everyone can use the same toilets, queues are less likely to form at events. We intend to install further unisex toilets in the future.