The origins of this congress date back to October 2016, when the 1st Transnational Ovaherero and Nama Conference took place in Berlin, which was titled “RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AFTER GENOCIDE”
During this event the idea was born to organise a follow-up congress in Hamburg, as the Hanseatic city stands emblematic for the colonial heritage of this country as few other German cities do. Hamburg decisively contributed to racist knowledge production, colonial exploitation and warfare. A difficult legacy that left its traces on the cityscape and is yet to be decolonised. Members of Hamburg’s Black community and postcolonial initiatives have taken up the task to launch this civil society congress.
The conference is hosted by the Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland Bund e. V. in cooperation with the following organizations:
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Hamburg
Arbeitskreis Hamburg Postkolonial
Afrikanisches Bildungszentrum e. V.
Ovaherero/Ovambanderu Genocide Foundation (OGF)
Nama Genocide Technical Committee
OvaHerero, Mbanderu and Nama Genocides Institute (ONGI)
Berlin Postkolonial e. V.
Association of the Ovaherero Genocide in the USA (AOG)
AStA HAW Hamburg