Discussion with activists about the decolonization process in Hamburg
In Hamburg's public space, numerous traces remind us of the history of the imperially sprawling port metropolis, especially numerous street names that honor colonial criminals. In contrast to many other German cities, Hamburg has not yet renamed or commented on a single colonially burdened street. Several associations of the Ovaherero and Nama, descendants of the colonized in East Africa, self-organizations of the black community in Germany and Hamburg and civil society initiatives showing solidarity with them have already proposed alternative names some time ago. These honor victims from the colonial racist context as well as anti-colonial resistance fighters. In a panel discussion on site with live feed, the activists present the persons whose names they propose and discuss the decolonization of street names as a central part of the change of perspective in the culture of remembrance.
- Ida Hoffman (Nama Genocide Technical Committee, Namibia) Kavemuii
- Murangi (OvaHerero, Mbanderu and Nama Genocides Institute ONGI, USA)
- Mnyaka Sururu Mboro (Berlin Postkolonial)
- Sista Oloruntoyin (Black Community Coalition for Justice and Self-defense)
- Moderation: Millicent Adjei (Arbeitskreis HAMBURG POSTKOLONIAL and ARCA - Afrikanisches Bildungszentrum)