Overcoming Barriers in a Diverse Society

“German Turkish Week 2009” invites you to attend...

Overcoming Barriers in a Diverse Society: Germany’s Next Generation

Saturday, 13th June 2009 (19:00), Amerika Haus Berlin

German-Turkish Week 2009 is an event series taking place in the Amerika Haus Berlin that aims to raise awareness amongst the public of the history of the German-Turkish Community and its contributions to German society, while celebrating the richness of German-Turkish culture. All events will take place in German and are free for the general public to attend. No registration is required.

“Overcoming barriers in a Diverse Society” will focus on the challenges ahead for the German-Turkish Community, with a particular emphasis on the younger generation. The program will include a youth workshop and break dance performance, a panel discussion, a live concert, and a music afterparty. Traditional Turkish food will be available throughout the evening.



16:00 – 18:00

Breakdance Workshop

(By invitation only)

An interactive workshop lead by Kadir “Amigo” Memis giving children the opportunity to learn breakdancing.


Doors open to the public


Breakdance Exhibition

(Artistic performance)


Overcoming Barriers in a Diverse Society: Germany’s Next Generation

(Panel discussion)

Panellists from different backgrounds in Germany discuss the challenges faced by the younger generations of their communities. 


  • Günter Piening, Special Commissioner of the Berlin Senate for Integration and Migration
  • Nihat Sorgec, Head of the Bildungswerk Kreuzberg
  • Prime Lee, Initiator of “School Talks”, Journalist, and Co-Founder of Kiez Tankstelle
  • Gül Yoksulabakan, Diversity Trainer, Consultant

Hilmi Kaya Turan (Chairman, Turkish Community in Germany)



Sefo Live

(Live concert)

A performance of sultry, oriental, arabesque songs and rhythm n’ blues by Sefo and band


Radyo Metropol FM Afterparty


The largest German-Turkish radio station ensures an entertaining close to the program with DJ Murat.