About
us

Migration Hub Heidelberg is a network in the Rhein-Neckar region that works on all layers of society in order to understand migration as a lived reality. Our work aims to promote the international spirit, local civic engagement and the empowerment of BIPoC and people with migration history. This goal guides our work for migrants and their initiatives, as well as for our local stakeholders, who are active in the field of migration and anti-discrimination. We give space for their initiatives, visions, and perspectives with need-based individual aid, networking, and the provision of physical spaces.

Migration Hub Heidelberg is a network in the Rhein-Neckar region that works on all layers of society in order to understand migration as a lived reality. Our work aims to promote the international spirit, local civic engagement and the empowerment of BIPoC and people with migration history. This goal guides our work for migrants and their initiatives, as well as for our local stakeholders, who are active in the field of migration and anti-discrimination. We give space for their initiatives, visions, and perspectives with need-based individual aid, networking, and the provision of physical spaces.

OUR CORE VALUES

Community

Moments of active rest, spaces to practice wellness and mutual care, are central to changing the conditions of our state and being. We want to build a braver community aware of discrimination and enhance community care.

Collaboration

We believe sustainable work is only successful in cooperation. There is no singular path to liberation. This is why Migration Hub is at its core a network. We foster pluralism and interdependency through the exchange of knowledge, resources, and ideas.

Empowerment

We believe that those most impacted by the systems of harm should be at the centre of envisioning liberation, healing, and change. We are led by Women, Trans and BIPOC leadership. Accomplices support the implementation of those visions.

Sustainability

We believe change is a long term commitment. The roots of our work were laid before us, are nourished by us, and will be carried on after us. We understand our work in the context of this lineage, and belief in the necessity of both short and long term projects. 

Intersectionality

We approach our mission from an intersectional framework. Meaning, that we understand all systems of oppression, such as racism, sexism, ableism, queerphobia, classism, etc. to be interconnected, and must be tackled as such. These lived realities inform our work.

FUN

Social justice and activism is hard work. We believe that liberation should be pleasurable. Therefore, we seek to offer a place of appreciation, where there can be joy in liberation, where love, care, and fun can be shared and felt.

Education

We aim to unlearn oppressive beliefs and seek to regain our strength, joy, and power. Through knowledge and wisdom sharing we support our network, our community and us to overthrow harmful systems and beliefs.

Access

We believe that liberation and justice should be accessible for all to shape and take part in. Therefore, we work towards practical change. We want to acknowledge our collective brilliance and progresses towards a more inclusive space.

Meet the Team

Zehra

she/her

First Board Chair
Decolonize Heidelberg
Sehhilfe MUSSlimisch

Devika

she/her

Antiracism Network

Amal

she/her

Second Board Chair
afro-Festival
Antiracism Network

Yalcin MHH Member

Yalçin

they/them

Synergies
Dancing Our Stories
Antiracism Network

Leonie

she/her

afro-Festival
Decolonize Heidelberg
Antiracism Network

Radha

she/her

Internal Education
Public Relations

Pauline

she/her

Decolonize Heidelberg

Levin

he/him

afro-Festival
Decolonize Heidelberg

Nadja

she/her

Decolonize Heidelberg

Se

they/them

Public Relations
Synergies

Lizeth

she/her

Public Relations

Annika

she/her

Networking
Internal Education

Julia

she/her

Public Relations

Kübra

she/her

Sehhilfe MUSSlimisch

Imad

he/him

Decolonize Heidelberg

Michelle

she/her

Legal Support

Ahmad

he/they/none

Dancing Our Stories

Anna

she/her

Dancing Our Stories
Synergies

Sumeyya

she/her

Dancing Our Stories
Public Relations
Fundraising

Chiara

she/her

Fundraising

Evein

she/her

Founder

Yalcin MHH Member

Vanessa

she/they

Second Board Chair
Antiracism Network

Yalcin MHH Member

Anarkali

she/her

Second Board Chair
Antiracism Network

Yalcin MHH Member

Katya

she/her

Networking

Yalcin MHH Member

Katharina

she/her

Webdesign

Yalcin MHH Member

Abdul

he/him

Community

OUR STATUE

Migration Hub Heidelberg is a registered non-profit organization (Migration Sphere Heidelberg e. V.) based in Heidelberg, Germany. Our association was founded on August 21, 2017 to pursue the purpose of promoting the international spirit, local civic engagement and the empowerment of BIPoC and people with migration history.

Our work is bound by the terms of our statutes and through the goals, aspirations, and ideas of our members, board of directors and our annual general assembly.

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