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Poster Project

Suggested events for poster project:

  • The signing of the first bi-lateral labor agreement with Italy (1955)
  • The arrival of the millionth guest worker in Germany (1964)
  • The Ford Strike of 1973
  • Publication of Showing our Colors: Afro-German Women Speak Out (1986)
  • The fall of the Berlin Wall (1989). (How did the unification of Germany affect minority communities, particularly considering the subsequent rise in xenophobia and racism?)
  • Riots in Rostock (1992) and arson attack in Solingen (1993)
  • Germany declares itself as a country of immigration (2005)
  • Angela Merkel becomes the first female leader of Germany (2005)
  • The final decriminalization of homosexuality in Germany and the abolition of Paragraph 175 (1994)
  • The legalization of same-sex marraige in Germany (2017)
  • Women gain the right to vote in Germany (1919), Austria (1919), and Switzerland (1971)
  • The legalization of abortion in West Germany (1976) and East Germany (1974)
  • Introduction of “third gender” option (“divers”) in Germany for official records (2018)
  • #MeToo movement in Germany (2017-today)
  • Conchita Wurst, an Austrian drag queen and openly gay man, wins the Eurovision Song Contest (2014)