Dr. Bronner’s and People Berlin to Host Second Round Table Discussion at Community Pop-Up Space in Berlin

Media and Public Invited to Round Table Discussion on “Worldwide Flight and Displacement What Does the Future Hold for Europe?”

July 25, 2018

BERLIN, GER — The media and general public are invited to join a discussion on “Worldwide flight and displacement” on Tuesday, July 31, at 7:00pm CEST at Round Table, a pop-up space Dr. Bronner’s and People Berlin share in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Bronner’s, the global organic and fair trade soap and body care brand, with its European headquarters in Düsseldorf, manages the pop-up space in partnership with the charitable project People Berlin. The shared store concept is located in Hackesche Höfe in the Mitte District and functions not only as a retail space, but also as a meeting place for people from different social backgrounds as a platform for exchange and dialogue.

Germany is facing nationwide protests against inhumane political decisions being made in the Mediterranean region. Which nations can take in refugees? Where do these refugees actually come from? What is the situation concerning illegal smuggling? How is it even possible that people can refuse to help or rescue their fellow human beings? These and many other complex questions will be addressed by speakers, Julia Black from the International Organization for Migration in Berlin and Dr. Tankred Stöbes from Doctors Without Borders. These two organizations are among the initiatives refusing to wait for political “decisions from above” as long as refugees are dying of thirst, drowning, and fearing for their lives in the Mediterranean. The discussion will address the international causes and effects of “flight.” Both experts will deliver an analysis of the current situation with a focus on Europe.

WHAT: Round Table discussion on “Worldwide flight and displacement — what does the future hold for Europe?”

WHO: Media and the general public are invited to hear from:

Julia Black from the International Organization for Migration in Berlin. Black received her bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Berkeley, California, and her master’s degree in International Affairs at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Additionally, the well-traveled IOM project coordinator has published five works on the subject in the past two years. Learn more at http://www.iom.int
Dr. Tankred Stöbes’ first Doctors Without Borders project was in 2002 in Myanmar, Thailand. Since 2004, he has been selected as a member of the German board, the presidium and the international board until 2018. He works as a senior emergency physician and as a specialist for internal, intensive and emergency medicine in Berlin. His 18 deployments have most recently led him to Somalia, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Libya, Yemen and onto a rescue ship in the Mediterranean. Learn more at http://www.aerzte-ohne-grenzen.de
Gero Niggemeier, Dr. Bronner’s pop-up outlet manager at Round Table, will be facilitating the discussion.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The Round Table discussion starts at 7:00pm CEST

WHERE: Pop-Up Store Dr. Bronner’s & People Berlin, Hackesche Höfe/Hof 7 · Rosenthaler Straße 40–41 · 10178 Berlin, Germany

*Attendance is limited; therefore RSVP’s from all media wishing to attend are requested. Please email presse@drbronner.de or contact Jannes Vahl directly at Tel +49 40 2286691-12 by July 30, 2018. You are welcome to make interview appointments with the attending representatives.


People Berlin, a project of Karuna e.V., works to help young people in need. At-risk children and adolescents struggling with lack of opportunities, homelessness, addiction, or mental illness are given the possibility of working with fashion and art. The world of fashion is the ideal medium for transporting the visions and thoughts of young people and creating a perception for them within society. The organization provides space and opportunity for creative exchange through workshops where young people can learn conceptual work, develop their skills, and sharpen their self-perception. Together with designers and creatives, youth are invited to collaborate on artistic collections that deal with relevant contemporary themes and include both fashion and objects to give a voice to their ideas. This creative work helps young people to overcome the lack of prospects and to discover their own strengths and self-worth. People Berlin represents what constitutes the collaborative process: the people who are part of it.

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Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. Dr. Bronner’s commitment to social justice, environmental sustainability and progressive business practices is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company is the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America and widely renowned around the world. Based on 2017 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold, on average, every 2.2 seconds throughout the year.

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