NaDiRa-Workshop with Prof. Donatella Della Porta  

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Challenging Inequalities in Health: A Workshop on Social Movements and Racial Disparities in Public Health

Presence Event

Wednesday, 18. April 2024,
06:00 – 08:00 pm,  DeZIM.Saal, 3. OG, 
Mauerstr. 76, 10117 Berlin

Please register at the following link: NaDiRa Workshop

Registration possible until 17 April, 4:00 pm

The event will be in English language.



Bringing together social movement studies and racism studies, this workshop critically examines the dynamic intersection between social movements and public health with a focus on inequalities, including racial disparities in accessing healthcare. We are honored to host Professor Donatella Della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence), a distinguished scholar and pioneer of European social movement studies. In her keynote address, Professor Donatella Della Porta will illuminate various cases and manifestations of direct action aimed at establishing equitable access to public health. Zooming in on different European instances of health movements, she will underscore the pivotal role played by social movements in advocating for health equity with a particular emphasis on the challenges faced by vulnerable communities. The workshop will continue with a presentation of the core findings of the recent NaDiRa report titled “Racism and its symptoms”, which examines discrimination and racism in public health in Germany based on both qualitative and quantitative data and will finish with an open discussion.   

 The workshop will create a venue for dialogue, bridging research that scrutinizes the roots and facets of inequality and racialization in public health with practical examples of how activists, civil society actors, and social movements are actively combating these structural challenges. This event provides a unique platform to engage with Prof. Della Porta’s expansive body of work on health movements. Simultaneously, it provides an opportunity to present and discuss the recent NaDiRa report alongside an internationally renowned scholar. 


6:00 – 6:10 pm: Welcome and Introduction

6:10 – 7:00 pm: Keynote Speech by Prof. Donatella Della Porta 

7:00 – 7:30 pm: “Racism and its symptoms” – A Presentation of the NaDiRa report by Prof. Dr. Zerrin Salikutluk and Dr. Cihan Sinanoğlu (NaDiRa)

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Moderated Open Discussion 

For an up-to-date overview of her publications see google scholar. 



Rosa Burç

Researcher Migration Department &
National Monitoring of Discrimination and Racism (NaDiRa)

E-Mail: burc(at)

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