Educational series - awareness work in pop culture

In May 2024, we, the PopBoard NRW and musicNRWwomen* are jointly launching an educational series on the topic of awareness work in pop culture. The educational series is aimed at organizers and actors who want to develop their own awareness processes and implement them in their work. Under the direction of Johanna Bauhus (awareness, diversity and inclusion agency Safe the Dance, music label Ladies&Ladys), we would like to impart extensive theoretical principles and combine these with a practical application.


Would you still like to take part in individual dates of the educational series?

Then you can register at to register for the online workshops.

Participation in the online workshops is free of charge!

All information about the dates and speakers can be found at Infosheet educational series Awareness work_Digital inputs



In the application form, you can indicate whether there are accessibility requirements for your participation in the educational series. In this case, we will contact you by e-mail.



If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Julia (she/you) at .



► Microagressions in awareness work

With Sho Tatai, diversity trainer

Date: Tuesday, 28.05.24, 18:30 – 20:00 | Place: Online

“Where are you really from?” and “You as a person of color: What do you think about that?”. These sentences seem harmless, but can cause stress, anger and other negative feelings in the other person. This is because these are so-called micro-aggressions. Subtle gestures and behaviors that convey discriminatory messages. The sender is usually unaware of this. And yet the impact can be devastating. How can we recognize micro-aggression and reduce it in our awareness work so that we can create safer spaces? The lecture explores this question.


► Anti-discrimination training

With Daniel Brunsch from Guardian Angels

Date: Tuesday, 04.06.24, 18:30 – 20:00 | Place: Online

How personal reflection helps us to reduce discrimination against others. An interactive workshop for content-related and personal development.


Cultural empowerment of people with disabilities

With Charlott Dahmen and Amy Zayed from Un-Label

Date: Thursday, 06.06.24, 18:30 – 20:00 | Location: Online

Concerts, festivals and parties should be accessible to everyone. But how does this aspiration become reality and what does accessibility involve beyond the obligatory wheelchair ramp? The Un-Label team will provide insights into the needs of visitors with different perspectives on disabilities, give tips for the concrete implementation of accessibility measures and look forward to answering your many questions.


► Crisis communication/security communication – Sensitive communication for crowds at major events

With Daniel Brunsch from Guardian Angels

Date: Tuesday, 11.06.24, 18:30 – 20:00 | Location: Online

How science, best practice and the psychology of crowds help us to increase communicative effectiveness and the subjective feeling of safety.


Awareness team & awareness point

With Johanna Bauhus from Safe the Dance

Date: Thursday, 13.06.24, 18:30 – 20:00 | Location: Online

Together we will consider how your awareness team could and should be set up, how it works in practice and what local conditions you can create.


► Sexual harassment in the workplace and legal advice

With Lea Maria Breuer from the Themis Trust Center

Date: Thursday, 04.07.24, 18:30 – 20:00 | Location: Online

About possibilities, difficulties and special features for music professionals in cases of sexual harassment as well as an introduction to the AGG and house law.


 Awareness & public image, serious or social washing?

With Johanna Bauhus from Safe the Dance

Date: Tuesday, 09.07.24, 18:30 – 20:00 | Location: Online

Spoiler: There is a fine line. Together we work out what should and should not be communicated internally and externally.


► Ecological sustainability at events

With Rosa Hoelger from The Changency

Date: Thursday, 11.07.24, 18:30 – 20:00 | Location: Online

About the biggest levers for ecological sustainability at events and what Die Ärzte, SEEED and AnnenMayKantereit, for example, are already implementing.


Male leadership culture – between privilege and overload

With Tobias Spiegelberg from Detox Identity

Date: Thursday, 18.07.24, 18:30 – 20:00 | Location: Online

Lecture on critical masculinity in organizational development” or “Why feminism is healthy for every man


Interaction of security and awareness

With Diana Tanneberger and Johanna Bauhus

Date: Tuesday, 23.07.24, 18:30 – 20:00 | Location: Online

Diana Tanneberger will be on hand to answer your questions as an expert in security work. Together with Johanna Bauhus, the two of them will outline what is important when it comes to cooperation between awareness staff and security staff, what processes need to be introduced and how it can all work in practice.