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EStER - Empowerment Project for Students Experiencing Racism - Winter term 2022/2023 

Foto: Armin Djamali
Foto: Armin Djamali


Students who identify as Person of Colour, Indigenous or Black experience racism both in their everyday life at university and in other areas of their lives. EStER is intended to provide a space at the Philipps-Universität where BIPoC* students in Peer-Tandem-groups, as well as within an accompanying format with workshops etc. can exchange experiences of discrimination, network and empower one another.

  • Peer Tandem

    Peer tandems are formats in which students can share their experiences of racism at the university with students who are also affected, name challenges and exchange strategies for dealing with them. A tandem consists of a group of about three students (peers) each and is formed at the beginning of each semester. The peer tandems are put together by us, but changes are possible. The content of the tandems is up to you. If you are interested in the tandem program, please fill out this registration form and mail it to us by 10/21/2022. Participation is free of charge and open to all genders!

  • Program during the winter term

    The program consisting of workshops, panel discussions and community events is open to all students with experiences of racism. In the table you can see an overview of all events (times will be announced early).

    Event Date Place For Whom? 
    Newbies Bruch for new students 13.10.2022, 11:00h at the courtyard of ADiS
    Bahnhofstraße 7, 35039 Marburg
    Open to all interested BiPoc students 
    Kick-off event tandem groups 26.10.2022 Bahnhofstraße 7, Emil von Behring Library
    Mandatory for all who want to participate in the tandem Program
    Evening Christmas Event 09.12.2022 Bahnhofstraße 7, Emil von Behring Library

    Open to all interested BiPoc students

    Empowerment Workshop 27.01.2023 (12-18h) until 28.01.2023 (10-13h) to be announced Open to all interested BiPoC students
    Panel Discussion Black History Month 10.02.2022 to be announced Open to all (also white people)
    Closing Event EStER will be announced soon to be announced Open to all interested BiPoC students (especially who participate in the tandem program)
    Event on intersectional feminism 06.03.2023 to be announced Open to all (also white people)
  • BIPoC* Roundtable

    Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPoC) experience racism both in everyday life at university and in other areas of their lives. The Stammtisch (roundtable) is intended to offer a safer space even in the stress of everyday life at university.
    Every last Wednesday of the month we meet from 13-14:30 to eat, chat and laugh together.

    Registration is not necessary. Just come along!
    The dates for the winter term are: 02.11., 30.11., 21.12., 25.01.23, 22.02.23. 
    Location: Alte Uni, Lahntor 3; Room: (AU 0210) 1. Floor

  • Overview

    The Program of the winter term
    To register for the empowerment workshop simply send an email to .

If you have any questions or would like to send us your application for the tandem program, please feel free to contact us at any time at . We are also very happy to receive comments, feedback or ideas for further projects!