Migration & Identity
Conversations through experience
In Germany, nearly every 4th person has an immigration background. "Essentially, we are already a land of immigration," those were the words of chancellor Merkel in 2015. But still there are a lot of conversations about who is allowed to be German and who is not.
As a company, ThoughtWorks not only bases its success on its diverse workforce, but also we are committed to becoming aware of our own privilege and striving to see the world from the perspective of the oppressed, the powerless, and the invisible.
With this event series, we want to raise awareness, help to decrease discrimination, and to sensitize people without migration backgrounds to the challenges faced by people with migration backgrounds here in Germany. We are inviting speakers to share their voices and experiences in support of these goals. We hope to challenge our cosmopolitan (oftentimes color-blind) worldview that blocks us from gaining a real understanding of challenges experienced by the various vibrant communities inside of this country.