Down with Hate – An Evening with Carolin Emcke

Down with Hate – An Evening with Carolin Emcke

Reading & Discussion
Cover: "Gegen den Hass" von Carolin EmckeCover: "Gegen den Hass" von Carolin Emcke. Creator: S. Fischer Verlag. All rights reserved.

In "Down with Hate" ("Gegen den Hass") (German only) Carolin Emcke has written an essay that embodies our times: Racism, xenophobia, homophobia and nationalistic thinking are endangering our democracy as we know it. In an increasingly polarized, fragmented general public, the dominant factor is, above all, a thinking that casts doubt on the standpoints of others but not on one's own. Carolin Emcke places her stake in plurality, however, and makes clear in her essay that raising objection can put hate in its place and enable democracy to come alive and be lived in the first place.

Carolin Emcke, who was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade on 23 October 2016, in conversation with Ines Kappert (Head of Gunda Werner Institute). Barbara Unmüßig will open the evening proceedings.


  • Carolin Emcke, author and journalist
  • Ines Kappert, Head of Gunda Werner Institute

Words of welcome:

  • Barbara Unmüßig, President Heinrich Böll Stiftung


Francesca Schmidt