filia’s newly elected Foundation Board

 In Allgemein

The Foundation Board has been newly elected

On June 18, 2022, filia’s Annual Assembly newly elected the Foundation Board. Prior to this, our appointment committee had set out to find committed and interested new people. The Foundation Board is filia’s highest body and primarily determines strategy and direction of our foundation. The appointment committee is therefore looking for people who either have expertise in our focus areas. For example, they are professionally concerned with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe through their work. Or they have knowledge and experience in areas where filia needs to learn and develop further. It is also important to us that our Foundation Board is as diverse as possible.

Entirely new members of the Foundation Board

The appointment committee has proposed Suy Lan Hopmann, Heike Pfitzner, Aileen Puhlmann and Olga Shparaga for being newly elected. Suy Lan Hopmann is project director for the decolonization of the city of Hamburg. Further, she engages with gender and sexuality, racism and migration as well as colonialism and culture of remembrance, both in academia and in activism. Heike Pfitzner has been involved with filia in many ways for many years. She holds a doctorate in development psychology and is an organizational developer and moderator. Aileen Puhlmann is the executive director of Lemonaid & ChariTea e.V.. As a speaker and author, she addresses the life realities of Black people in Germany. The philosopher and author Olga Shparaga is member of the feminist group within the Coordination Council of the Belarusian democracy movement. Her book “The Face of the Revolution is Female” was published in 2021.

New old members of the Foundation Board

Barbara Ehbauer, Dana Jirouš and Karin Stellwaag were re-elected to filia’s Foundation Board. Barbara Ehbauer, a sustainability economist, is involved in various feminist groups for women’s economic independence and sexual self-determination as well as gender and climate justice. Dana Jirouš, in turn, works at OWEN, Mobile Academy for Gender Democracy and Peacebuilding e.V.. Her main topics are feminist peace work, cooperation with Eastern Europe and biographical-historical approaches to political education. For more than 30 years, Karin Stellwaag, an arts and culture journalist and real estate entrepreneur, has been involved in various organizations, the majority with a focus on women.

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