September Tool-Kit: Children’s Imagery & Narratives

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we have a kids’ back-to-school special, sharing imagery and discourses specifically for children (of colour)! You can find both empowering representations and narratives, as … More September Tool-Kit: Children’s Imagery & Narratives

August Tool-Kit: Race, Health & Science

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month our kit offers readings on health issues and how “race” can play a significant role.    *** Black women are five times more likely to … More August Tool-Kit: Race, Health & Science

July Tool-Kit: Colourism

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, following on from June’s tool-kit on “whiteness” and allyship, ERIF shares discussions on the complicated and problematic idea of “mixed-raceness”, as well as critical essays … More July Tool-Kit: Colourism

June Tool-Kit: “Whiteness” & Allyship

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we share tools that examine whiteness, power dynamics and offer points of advice on how to become an effective ally. Don’t get us wrong – … More June Tool-Kit: “Whiteness” & Allyship

May Tool-Kit: Being a person of colour in Europe

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we share essays, articles and tools related to the experience(s) of being a person of colour in Europe, contributing to a pan-European discourse and dialogue … More May Tool-Kit: Being a person of colour in Europe

Living in Limbo: the disintegration and psychiatrization of immigrants of African descent in Switzerland

by Jeff Makana From 2011 to 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland I undertook a project on the invisibility of immigrants in conjunction with Espace Mozaik, an association working with immigrants and survivors of torture. There, I interviewed immigrants from different backgrounds on the barriers to integration in Switzerland. Below follows a reflection on the issue of … More Living in Limbo: the disintegration and psychiatrization of immigrants of African descent in Switzerland

April Tool-Kit: De-colonial Analyses

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we offer some enriching and empowering de-colonial tools and essays for you to share and use yourself, too! *** An Apology is Not Enough: Germany, … More April Tool-Kit: De-colonial Analyses