In the days after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department in 2020, the Carl Schurz Haus in Freiburg put together a panel discussion to address racism and police brutality in the United States. The event was hosted just a week and a half after the event, in the midst of massive protests in the US and beyond.
I was honored to be the moderator for the event. I interviewed five Americans living in Germany about the state of America and their experiences with racism.
Mentioned in the panel
- Fresh Air interview with Eric Adams
- This Nonviolence Stuff'll Get You Killed by Charles E Jr Cobb
- Campaign Zero and their project 8 Can't Wait
- The TV show Pose
Due to the success of the first panel, a second panel, "America on Fire Part 2" was hosted for one month later, which I also moderated. A third panel is in the works for early 2020.
Listen to the panel here.
The video version of the panel is available here
The director of the Carl-Schurz-Haus came on The Expat Cast back in 2018 to talk to us about German-American Cultural Centers in Germany. Listen to it here.