Akilah Silke Güç was born and raised in Berlin. After finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Studies, English and American Studies, she’s doing her Master’s in Translation Studies. She is the technical editor of the YouTube podcast BlackRockTalk which means she is responsible for the transcription and translation. Akilah values the empowerment of Black people which plays a key role in her activism. She initiated a tutoring group for Black kids and managed the project Black Diaspora Art, both in cooperation with the grassroots organization Each One Teach One e.V. She also co-organized an exchange programme between young Black people from Germany, Ghana, Swaziland and United Kingdom. Akilah seeks to address socio-political issues around the queer Black community, e.g. in the frame of the CuTieBIPoC festival. In her free time, she loves to cook South African food and listen to 90’s R&B and Hip Hop.
Updated May 2019
More from Akilah Silke Güç
Heidelberg Black Feminist Book Club
Senior Fellow Akilah Silke Güc created a new gathering place for her community to learn, explore, and heal together while meeting up to read books on blankets next to the river.
Humanity in Action Fellow Akilah Silke Güc invites to Feminist of Color Book Club in Heidelberg
Humanity in Action Fellow Akilah Silke Güc invites to a reading circle discovering the best feminist authors of color and celebrating them in a unique way.
Mentoring Program: Kick-Off Event
Today we are launching our new mentoring program for the Action Projects of our 2019 Fellows.
The Suite Life of 605: a zine on solidarity, connections and reflections
2019 John Lewis Fellows Final Presentations
In 2019, Fellows of the Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship prepared final presentations on their experiences and learnings from the four-week program.
Humanity in Action Germany Announces the 2019 German Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 15 Fellows from Germany were selected to join the 2019 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.