13 episodes

Give Something Back to Berlin is a migrant organisation in Germany working on social integration, intercultural dialogue, and diversity. We make urban integration and intercultural dialogue a multi-way process; promote diversity, equity, and anti-racism; and create opportunities for education and skill-sharing. We make worlds meet for a better city!

Agora podcast series explores Berlin’s multicultural landscape. We find out how migration has changed our urban landscape, hear stories from our community, and exchange ideas with those who are making a difference. We tackle issues ranging from human rights, diversity, and education, to migrant identity and belonging.

Watch this podcast as video series on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCckQ52mXVS0ZIVC9843xiFg

Website: www.gsbtb.org
Instagram: www.instagram.com/givesomethingbacktoberlin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GiveSomethingBackToBerlin

Agora: Multicultural initiatives and stories from the city we love - Berlin Give Something Back to Berlin

    • Society & Culture

Give Something Back to Berlin is a migrant organisation in Germany working on social integration, intercultural dialogue, and diversity. We make urban integration and intercultural dialogue a multi-way process; promote diversity, equity, and anti-racism; and create opportunities for education and skill-sharing. We make worlds meet for a better city!

Agora podcast series explores Berlin’s multicultural landscape. We find out how migration has changed our urban landscape, hear stories from our community, and exchange ideas with those who are making a difference. We tackle issues ranging from human rights, diversity, and education, to migrant identity and belonging.

Watch this podcast as video series on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCckQ52mXVS0ZIVC9843xiFg

Website: www.gsbtb.org
Instagram: www.instagram.com/givesomethingbacktoberlin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GiveSomethingBackToBerlin

    Episode 13: On the other end of the microphone - interview with the co-hosts of Agora

    Episode 13: On the other end of the microphone - interview with the co-hosts of Agora

    As the co-hosts of Agora, Gaby D’Annunzio and Marie-Theresa Helmschmied are normally the ones asking questions. In the latest episode of the podcast, however, they are on the other end of the microphone. They talk about the journey that brought them to Give Something Back to Berlin and why the organization and giving back to the community are so special for them.

    Agora podcast brings you stories from our multicultural community.

    Host: Ragip Zik
    Guests: Gaby D’Annunzio, Marie-Theresa Helmschmied
    Videography: Bethania Medina
    Location: Refugio Berlin

    More information
    https://gsbtb.org/
    https://gsbtb.org/donate/

    • 16 min
    Episode 12: Open Kitchen connects migrants, refugees and locals through food

    Episode 12: Open Kitchen connects migrants, refugees and locals through food

    In this episode of Agora, Ricarda Bochat of Open Kitchen tells us how food can be a venue for people to connect and share stories about Berlin and beyond.

    One of the longest standing projects of Give Something Back to Berlin, the Open Kitchen enables newcomers of all backgrounds- as well as locals- to interact, socialise and share recipes through a number of cooking projects. We see cooking and food as an exceptional platform to break down barriers and get to know people and their culture.

    Agora podcast brings you stories from our multicultural community.

    Audio-only version of this episode is also available on:
    Apple podcasts: https://apple.co/3fGnjMX
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3joeAjC
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569758316
    Google podcasts: https://bit.ly/3AloRUm

    Host: Gaby D'Annunzio
    Guest: Ricarda Bochat
    Videography: Böbe Barsi
    Location: Refugio Berlin
    Production managers: Gaby D’Annunzio & Ragıp Zık
    Music: Felix Godden
    Designer: Ohad Ben Moshe

    More information
    https://gsbtb.org/projects/open-kitchen/
    https://gsbtb.org/donate/

    • 10 min
    Episode 11: Rückenwind - Bikes for Refugees

    Episode 11: Rückenwind - Bikes for Refugees

    n this episode of Agora, we chatted to Louis Bazalgette from Rückenwind about how having a bike can help integration.

    The mission of Rückenwind (meaning tailwind) is to provide refugees with donated bicycles. Those who sign up for a bike are invited to Rückenwind’s workshop where they repair their future vehicle with the help of volunteer mechanics. Eventually, they can move around Berlin independently, environmentally friendly and free of charge while making new connections in the city.

    Agora podcast brings you stories from our multicultural community.

    The episode is also available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ng61OLwHA

    Host: Marie-Therese Helmschmied
    Guests: Louis Bazalgette
    Videography: Bethania Medina
    Location: Refugio Berlin
    Production managers: Gaby D’Annunzio & Ragıp Zık
    Music: Felix Godden
    Designer: Ohad Ben Moshe

    More information
    Give Something Back to Berlin: https://gsbtb.org
    Rückenwind: http://www.rueckenwind.berlin/

    • 7 min
    Episode 10: The Sprechstunde helps migrants and refugees navigate through the jungle of information

    Episode 10: The Sprechstunde helps migrants and refugees navigate through the jungle of information

    In this episode of Agora, we chatted to Viktoriia Koliesnikova. She is a community member of GSBTB from Ukraine who volunteers at our Sprechstunde or consulting hours, helping refugees arriving from Ukraine.

    At the Sprechstunde, anyone can receive information on residency, education, employment or simply social activities in Berlin. Our colleagues are at the Refugio Café every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:00 to 14:00 to help you navigate through the jungle of information. No appointment is needed. For more information on the Sprechstunde, visit our website: https://gsbtb.org/activity-calendar/

    Agora podcast brings you stories from our multicultural community.

    Audio-only version of this episode is also available on:
    Apple podcasts: https://apple.co/3fGnjMX
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3joeAjC
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-569758316
    Google podcasts: https://bit.ly/3AloRUm

    Host: Gaby D'Annunzio
    Guests: Viktoriia Koliesnikova
    Videography: Bethania Medina
    Location: Refugio Berlin
    Production managers: Gaby D’Annunzio & Ragıp Zık
    Music: Felix Godden
    Designer: Ohad Ben Moshe

    More information
    Give Something Back to Berlin: https://gsbtb.org

    Support our work: https://gsbtb.org/donate/
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    • 13 min
    Episode 9: Schwulenberatung Berlin offers help to LGBTQ refugees

    Episode 9: Schwulenberatung Berlin offers help to LGBTQ refugees

    In the new episode of Agora we focus on an important yet rarely discussed issue: the situation of queer refugees. We talked to Hans Kalben, social worker and team lead at the refugee department of Schwulenberatung Berlin, a counselling centre that offers help to gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans* and inter* (LGBTQ) refugees.

    Agora podcast brings you stories from our multicultural community.

    Host: Marie-Therese Helmschmied
    Guests: Hans Kalben
    Videography: Bethania Medina
    Location: Refugio Berlin
    Production managers: Gaby D’Annunzio & Ragıp Zık
    Production assistant: Bissan Awwad
    Music: Felix Godden
    Designer: Ohad Ben Moshe

    More information
    Give Something Back to Berlin: https://gsbtb.org
    JACK Berlin: https://www.jack-berlin.org/

    Support our work: https://gsbtb.org/donate/

    • 22 min
    Episode 8: JACK protects migrant women by offering free education in Berlin

    Episode 8: JACK protects migrant women by offering free education in Berlin

    Daniela Dachrodt introduces JACK, an education centre for female refugees and women in need of shelter in Germany. JACK offers a diverse course program like literacy and German classes to interested women who are denied other access to education. The organisation's goal is to strengthen women's autonomy and social participation.

    Agora podcast brings you stories from our multicultural community.

    Host: Marie-Therese Helmschmied
    Guests: Daniela Dachrodt
    Videography: Bethania Medina
    Location: Refugio Berlin
    Production managers: Gaby D’Annunzio & Ragıp Zık
    Production assistant: Bissan Awwad
    Music: Felix Godden
    Designer: Ohad Ben Moshe

    More information
    Give Something Back to Berlin: https://gsbtb.org
    JACK Berlin: https://www.jack-berlin.org/

    Support our work: https://gsbtb.org/donate/

    • 14 min

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