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Francis Seeck: Classismus. The ignored discrimination – Vortrag

Lotte Ostermann

The lecture deals with classism in the cultural sphere.

Classism is the systematic oppression of subordinate class groups with the aim to advantage dominant class groups. It is the systemic attribution of value-based characteristics to social class. Classism is perpetuated by a belief system that classifies people according to their economic status, family background, job status, education level, and other distinguishing characteristics. Class-based discrimination affects poor, unemployed and homeless people as well as those who are first generation students and working-class people. The talk will address classism in the cultural field.

Francis Seeck, born 1987 in East-Berlin, is an antidiscrimination trainer, author, social scientist and poverty class academic. They published several books on classism, such as "Zugang verwehrt/ Access Denied” (Atrium publishers, 2022).

The lecture series is jointly curated and organised by Prof. Dr. Sandra Noeth (MA SODA/HZT Berlin) and Prof. Dan Belasco Rogers (UdK Studium Generale).