Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States

March 20 - 25, 2022

Consequences for Politics and Society

An Exchange Outside of the Metropolitan Areas

This program has been postponed in response to the growing challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, dates for this exchange are not yet finalized.

The project “Social Divisions and Questions of Identity in Germany and the United States” seeks to establish new connections within and between diverse communities by bringing individuals together for an honest exchange of the issues. Sixteen participants from the United States and Germany will meet in Chemnitz, Saxony, to address common challenges of diverse communities, including questions of identity and the polarization of societies, with the goal to seek compromise and consensus in overcoming the existing divide. The core group of participants engaged in intensive discussions with each other as well as a broader community of experts and stakeholders. This is a continuation of group meetings in Akron, OH, in November 2019.

This project is supported by the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany, funded by the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

Organizations with which the project participants will engage:

  • Mayor Sven Schulze
  • AGIUA/Haus der Kulturen
  • Sächsicher Flüchtlingsrat
  • Schalom e.V.
  • Chemnitzer Filmwerkstatt