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

June 5 - 10, 2022

Consequences for Politics and Society

An Exchange Outside of the Metropolitan Areas

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 Buffalo, NY, 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.

Organizations with which the project participants will engage:

  • Buffalo City Hall
  • Truth in Common
  • Journey's End Refugee Services
  • The New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University
  • The Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties
  • Westminster Economic Development Initiative and West Side Bazaar
  • Matthew Collard, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • University at Buffalo, Intercultural and Diversity Center
  • Open Buffalo