Dennis is an activist who’s work focuses on the expansion of labour and minority rights in Germany. He studies communication, culture and management at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, where he had the chance to serve as the elected student’s diversity representative in 2018.
During the district elections and the European elections in 2019, Dennis was actively involved in local politics where he campaigned and ran for the German left party (“DIE LINKE”). He is a Fellow of the Impulse Boost Camp and holds a scholarship at the German Foundation for Integration, an organization under the patronage of the German chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel that supports aspiring migrant leaders with a mentoring program.
In spring 2020, he spent a semester abroad at Boğaziçi Universitesi in Istanbul, where he explored the cultural roots of his Turkish mother and volunteered as an organizer for the Turkish pride “Istanbul is Burning”.
Dennis’ scholarship at the Hans Böckler Foundation allows him to volunteer as the lead candidate manager for Brand New Bundestag, a newly founded German grassroots organization that seeks to elect diverse working-class leaders into the German Parliament to fight for economic, ecological and racial justice.
Updated June 2020
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Today we are launching our new mentoring program for the Action Projects of our 2019 Fellows.
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From a competitive pool of applicants, 15 Fellows from Germany were selected to join the 2019 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.