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Safer Spaces for Jewish students

  • von Tabea Bouchemit
  • 11.04.2024

Mutual empowerment and support: This is the aim of a safer space program for Jewish students at the universities of the University Alliance Ruhr.

Jewish students encounter a multitude of challenges within the present circumstances. Engaging in an exchange about their own experiences and identities can foster a sense of empowerment. Thus, the Universities of the Ruhr Area offer students "Safer Spaces" in the summer semester 2024. These guided group discussions are organized by the Anti-Discrimination Network of the University Alliance Ruhr and run by OFEK e.V., a counseling center specializing in anti-Semitic violence and discrimination.

The group discussions are guided by a counselor and psychologist from the OFEK team. They address Jewish Students at Ruhr University Bochum, the Technical University of Dortmund and the University of Duisburg-Essen.


The Safer Space will take place on three separate dates via Zoom:

  • April 16, 2024, 5 p.m.
  • May 21, 2024, 5 p.m.
  • June 18, 2024, 6 p.m.

Participants will receive the access link by email after registration (saferspaces@ofek-beratung.de).

Offer for Muslim students to follow

In the course of the summer semester, the Anti-Discrimination Office of the Ruhr University will also be offering a dedicated Safer Space for Muslim students. Further details regarding this initiative will be provided in the forthcoming weeks.

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