Evein Obulor is working on different levels of our societies to fight racism. In her current position as the Coordinator of the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism she works on racial injustices at the city level. She facilitates the exchange of antiracist policies for more than 150 European cities and supports them in shaping a European platform that promotes the role of cities in building inclusive and antiracist societies. As the Founder of the Migration Hub Heidelberg, a network for initiatives and actors working in the fields of antiracism and migration, she supports grassroot organizations, especially BIPOC-led groups, in making their engagement more sustainable and visible. With an academic background in Political Science and Education (University of Heidelberg) as well as Peace & Conflict Transformation (UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, Innsbruck University), Evein works as a trainer and consultant for projects related to antiracism, youth empowerment and women’s rights. As a facilitator of the Youth Think Tank, a platform for meaningful youth participation, she empowers young people to actively shape society. She is a passionate Black feminist who served as a Youth Observer for the UN Commission on the Status of Women and has a weakness for chocolate and movie nights.
“Let’s claim our space within institutions! I want to facilitate spaces where the voices of BIPOC working in city administrations are put at the center to shape an inclusive and antiracist society.”
Learn more about Evein’s Landecker Democracy Fellowship project here.
Updated June 2021
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Landecker Fellow Evein Rosa Obulor featured in Rhein-Necker-Zeitung News Outlet
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Landecker Fellow Evein Obulor's article published by Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung
In her piece for Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, Landecker Democracy Fellow Evein encourages to city of Heidelberg to discuss racism and its colonial history more publicly and critically.
Book Publication: "Schwarz wird großgeschrieben"
Landecker Democracy Fellow Evein Obulor is publishing the collection of works by 20 Black FLINTAs (Women, Lesbian, Inter, Nonbinary, Trans, Agender) called "Schwarz wird großgeschrieben" (Black is capitalized). The book will be published on September 27th, 2021.
Online Talk: "From The Metropolis To The Town - The Role Of Urban Spaces In The Fight Against Racism"
Landecker Democracy Fellow Evein Obulor will participate in an online talk about the role of cities in supporting the creation of anti-racist and inclusive societies. The talk is held by "Schwarzkopf-Stiftung Junges Europa" and will take place on Wednesday, May 12th at 6pm CEST.
Claiming our Institutions – Network and Empowerment for BIPOC in Administrations
Landecker Democracy Fellow Evein Obulor is working on different levels of our societies to fight racism. In her current position as the Coordinator of the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism she works on racial injustices at the city level. Within the next 12 months, she wants to create a network in Germany for BIPOC working within local governments, politics, and administrations and a platform to BIPOC network and exchange best practices.