FAQ on Racism in Germany

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FAQ on racism in Germany with Josephine Apraku

Following the Spring 2021 training series on racism in Germany, the Goethe-Institut has invited speaker Josephine Apraku to answer your FAQs in a webinar.

The webinar was held in September 2021. In a dialogue with two German teachers from the U.S., Susan Feiler and Katja Steen, and moderated by Theresa Fuchs, Ms. Apraku answered the most common questions about how to integrate the topic of racism in Germany into your German classes.


Josephine Apraku

Josephine Apraku is a scholar in African Studies and an expert in anti-discrimination education. As a lecturer, Josephine Apraku has taught at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences and the Humboldt University in Berlin. She has also written as a columnist for magazines such as EDITION F and Missy Magazine.


Susan Feiler

 © Susan Feiler Susan Feiler graduated from Kalamazoo College with degrees in music education and German. During an exchange program and after graduating from Kalamazoo College, she also studied German language and literature and church music at Friederich Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany. In her career, she was first a music teacher and has now been a German teacher at Hayt Elementary School in Chicago for 8 years. She is passionate about both music and the German language.

Katja Steen

 © Katja Steen
Katja Steen, originally from Hanover, Germany, teaches German at New Trier Township High School. She wants to get better at engaging in and facilitating discussions about racism, equity, and inclusion inside and outside the classroom. Josie Apraku’s patience, insight, and guidance during the recent webinar series energized her, and she is looking forward to participating in this webinar as a way to educate herself and to support others with similar goals.