a world free of systemic oppression -
Renowned social justice leader, author, and expert on intersectionality, diversity, equity, inclusion and non-discrimination Emilia Roig has been shifting the discourse on systemic inequalities in Europe through the creation of the Berlin-based Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ), the publication of her book WHY WE MATTER, her numerous speaking engagements and her high-level consultancy services.
Research Trainings Coaching
Teaching Creative Initiatives
I give keynotes, trainings and advise companies, NGOs, governments, schools, universities and start-ups on all topics related to intersectionality, social justice, diversity and inclusion.
Emilia Roig's goal is to advance social justice by tackling inequalities, discrimination, implicit bias and diversity based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, nationality and all other grounds of discrimination simultaneously, instead of focussing on one at the detriment of the others. This intersectional approach is what makes any collaboration with Emilia Roig unique.
WHY WE MATTER. Das Ende der Unterdrückung.
To be released in German on February 15th.
Aufbau Verlag, 15. Februar 2021
Emilia Roig exposes patterns of systemic oppression and calls for radical solidarity. She shows, also based on her own family history, in which racism and Black Pride, trauma and Ausschwitz, homophobia and queerness, patriarchy and feminism collide, how racism intersects with other types of discrimination. Whether on the street, at the university, or in the courtroom, Emilia Roig creates a new awareness of how conditions we consider "normal" have evolved historically, and that our world could be a very different one.
WHY WE MATTER can be purchased at your local bookstore (the best choice!), from Aufbau Verlag itself, or from Thalia, Bücher.de, Hugendubel, and Amazon.
A revolutionary love declaration that everyone should have read.
-- Tupoka Ogette
The answer to many questions of our uncertain times is: equality for all. And this amazing book is a step towards it.
-- Sibylle Berg
This book will change how you perceive the world. It will make you understand what justice really means.
-- Teresa Bücker
Radical and gentle at the same time. This book is a healing, inspiring gift.
-- Kübra Gümüsay
Voices about the Book
How can we create a just world?
What does a just world look like in the 21st century? Enlightenment philosopher Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), founding father of the United States of America, wrote in the Declaration of Independence that all men are equal from birth. Why did he remain so far from his ideals? What answer do contemporary Enlightenment thinkers have to the pervasive inequality?
This film brought me to Martinique, Lille, Paris, Chiemgau and Berlin, and is covering a wide range of issues related to the concept of justice, including environmental injustice, tax fraud, racism, colonialism and economic injustice.
Available Online in French and German at Arte.tv
Author: Thorsten Glotzmann
Host: Emilia Roig
Filming: Nicolai Mehring
...and many more!
Our minds and hearts were very truly stimulated by Emilia’s input! We really appreciate their expertise and practical suggestions on how to make our working environment less unjust.
– Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Cultural Diversity Initiative
A big thank you to Emilia Roig for giving our team so much insight, food for thought and motivation to act. The remote workshop encouraged us to push for new habits in our daily work: acting more pro-actively anti-discriminatory, challenging our own point of view and being more aware of systems of power.
-- Susann Kramer, Volkswagen